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901 Front Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901

Phone: 706.507.8415

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Columbus State University's College of the Arts, located on the Riverpark Campus, welcomes visitors to its three beautiful venues to share in a variety of wonderful cultural experiences.


Schwob School of Music
Located in the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, the Schwob School of Music attracts top faculty, students and guest artists from across the nation and around the globe who present over 200 concerts each academic year – many of which are free of charge. With three extraordinary concert venues, including the Bill Heard Theatre and Legacy Hall, home of the school’s spectacular Jordan Concert Organ, the facility is truly world-class. Designated an All-Steinway school in 2008, the Schwob School now houses more than 70 Steinway pianos, including one of only two grand pianos in Georgia manufactured at the Steinway factory in Hamburg, Germany. For concert information, please visit our website at www.columbusstate.edu/music. Located at 900 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901, (706) 649-7225.

The Norman Shannon and Emmy Lou P. Illges Gallery in the Corn Center for Visual Arts
The Norman Shannon and Emmy Lou P. Illges Gallery is located in the Corn Center for the Visual Arts at Columbus State University, a teaching facility with 3250 square feet and 20-foot ceilings. The gallery has been designed to accommodate professional art exhibitions as well as student exhibitions such as the annual Senior Thesis exhibit. The gallery program presents 6 – 8 exhibitions per year, both national and international in scope, often with accompanying lectures and gallery talks. The Illges Gallery is free and open to the public.  For more information visit our website at www.columbusstate.edu/art. Located at 901 Front Avenue, Columbus, GA  31901, (706) 507-8300.

Riverside Theatre Complex
Located at the foot of 10th Street, the Riverside Theatre Complex is a 125,000 square foot space that houses three state-of-the-art performance spaces for the many theatre department productions that are presented each year.  This includes the Proscenium Theatre for more traditional plays and musicals; the Studio Theatre, a flexible space for smaller and more intimate productions; and The Lab Theatre, a fully functional teaching and performance space for student projects. The Mainstage season typically consists of four plays, one musical, and three children's productions.  The Riverside Theatre is also home to the Columbus Repertory Theatre, bringing two shows to Columbus audiences every summer.  For more information, call (706) 507-8444 or visit our website at www.columbusstate.edu/theatre. Located at 6 West 10th Street, Columbus, GA 31901, (706) 507-8444.