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River Campus is home to the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts a world-class entertainment venue for student and touring performances.  The River Campus is the only campus dedicated solely to art, dance, music and theatre in Missouri. Unlike many universities that house these disciplines in facilities across campus, Southeast provides a unique opportunity for artists of all talents to spend time and work together on a daily basis and in the same space.

The River Campus opened in 2007 and houses the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall, the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Southeast Missouri Regional Museum, the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center, the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre and the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall as well as the historic Seminary Building.  In Fall 2014, in order to meet growing demand, the Kenneth & Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center opened.  In this new residence hall, talented people eat, sleep and work together; whether it’s perfecting an instrumental performance in one of the practice rooms, finishing a masterpiece, or working out in the fitness center, there is never a chance of being bored. As you can see, River Campus is a vibrant community of gifted artists, musicians, actors, performers and dancers. Combine that with international touring groups and guest speakers and you find there are unlimited opportunities for anyone interested in the arts. Join us for a free concert, exhibition, workshop, academies, performing arts production or a summer festival. You can never tell what we will do next

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River Campus News

  • Crisp Museum Announces Woodworx Academy

    The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is hosting a Woodworx Academy for children ages 4-14 June 5-8. During this workshop, participants will rotate through four activities each day involving wood, lumber and trees in the subjects of science, art and history. Adult attendance with preschoolers […]
  • The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance Hosting ‘Moving Perspectives’ May 4-5

    The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University will host “Moving Perspectives,” at 7:30 p.m. May 4-5 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre at the River Campus. The show is a new addition to The Conservatory’s productions and will offer another look into the talents of the dance program and its […]
  • Southeast Music Students Performing at Saturday Serenades May 5

    Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music students will perform a series of new musical pieces as part of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri’s Saturday Serenades at 6 p.m. on May 5. The event is free and open to the public. This edition of Saturday Serenades will feature works written by Southeast student composers […]
  • Crisp Museum Announces Wrapped Cord Basket Workshop

    The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is hosting a wrapped cord basket workshop May 6 from 1-4 p.m. During this workshop, hosted by Ellen Hahs, curator of education for the museum, participants will create a small basket with wrapping and stitching techniques, and learn how simple supplies […]


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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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