Juanita K. Hammons Hall, is a state-of-the-art performing arts center serving the cultural needs of the Missouri State University campus, Springfield and the surrounding region. The venue features a 2,215-seat theatre including multi-level boxes and orchestra pit, and presents a full season which includes touring Broadway musical productions, single performances covering the gamut of entertainment from classical music to jazz to dance to theatre, children’s shows, and an emerging concert artists recital series.
In keeping with Hammons Hall’s mission to serve the student population, Missouri State concerts, recitals and lectures are also a part of the season’s schedule. The Springfield Symphony Orchestra has presented their concert season in the Hall since the venue opened in 1992; other community arts organizations perform in the Hall and/or partner with the Hall to present performances by touring artists, and the Visual Artist Alliance of Springfield and Springfield Public Schools have ongoing art exhibitions hanging in the Hall’s lobby gallery spaces. To complete each season, the Hall is available for rental to touring companies, for concerts, conferences and large-scale receptions.