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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

  • ‘Our Town’ comes to Southeast’s River Campus Oct. 21-Nov. 4

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus presents “Our Town” as a part of the 2018-2019 Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance Series at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31-Nov. 3 and 2 p.m. Nov. 3 and 4 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre. Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play is […]
  • Area Students to Perform in Inaugural Women’s Choral Festival Oct. 26 at River Campus

    Students in high school choir ensembles from across southeast Missouri will perform in the inaugural Women’s Choral Festival Oct. 26 at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The singers will spend the day working on music as a large group. The festival will conclude with a concert at 5:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell […]
  • Dukes of Dixieland Bringing Sounds of New Orleans Oct. 25 to River Campus

    The Dukes of Dixieland will take audience members on a “trip” to the French Quarter as part of the Southeast Missouri State University 2018-2019 Bank of Missouri Touring Series at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. The Dukes of Dixieland are the oldest continuing jazz band […]
  • Music from the Chapels and Courts of Germany Highlights ‘Sundays at Three’ Program

    Musicke’s Cordes will perform a concert in the Chateau Girardeau “Sundays at Three” series Oct. 21 at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The concert is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall. Lutenist Jeffrey Noonan, a retired Southeast professor of music, pairs with baroque violinist Samuel […]

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River Campus
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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