The Mission of the Arts District
Educating future leaders, thinkers, creators and performers
These new buildings will offer a state-of-the-art training ground for performing arts students and faculty and foster collaboration with other disciplines in the surrounding Arts District spaces.
Aligning passion with purpose
Students are not required to major in music or theatre to take part in of any of our myriad ensembles or productions and nearly all our performances in these buildings will remain free and open to the public. These spaces will serve as an entryway for our neighbors and friends to participate in and experience the arts at Ohio State.
Driving economic and community health
As the flagship land-grant institution for Ohio, we must make the arts accessible to all — through our longstanding arts outreach initiatives and with this new entryway to campus, we will advance diverse perspectives, cultivate empathy, deepen engagement and foster tolerance through the arts.