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UTC Fine Arts

The Fine Arts Center, located at the corner of Vine and Palmetto Streets on the UTC campus, houses the work of the Departments of Music, Theatre and Speech, and the Visual Arts in three main venues: The Roland W. Hayes Concert Hall, The Dorothy Hackett Ward Theater, and the George Ayers Cress Gallery of Art.

The Hayes Concert Hall, which seats 505, is named after tenor Roland Hayes, the first male African-American concert artist to receive worldwide recognition. Over 200 performances each year occur in the Hayes Concert Hall through the Patten Performances, the Department of Music, Cadek Conservatory and other University and community events. It is the primary performance hall for the Department of Music and the primary on-campus venue for the George T. Hunter Lecture Series.

Named for longtime UTC Theatre Department Head Dorothy Hackett Ward, the Ward Theater seats 322. The University Theatre Company produces four to five plays per year in this venue, which is directly connected to state-of-the-art scene and prop shops. The Ward Theater also serves as the primary overflow venue for the George T. Hunter Lecture Series and hosts several student-produced plays during summer months.

The Department of Art presents student, faculty and guest showings in the Cress Gallery throughout the school year and is home to the John and Diane Marek Visiting Artist Series.

Tickets to Fine Arts Center Events may be purchased at the Fine Arts Center Box Office from 10 am to 4 pm weekdays, by calling the Box Office at 423.425.4269, or online at www.tickettracks.com.

Upcoming Events

October 2017
$15 - $30

Measure for Measure – A Patten Theatre Performance

Organized by: UTC Fine Arts; Located at: UTC Fine Arts Center

October 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until October 27, 2017

Hailing from such prestigious UK companies as Shakespeare’s Globe, the National Theatre, and the Royal Shakespeare Company, the five actors of Sir Patrick Stewart’s celebrated theatre company Actors From The London Stage bring Shakespeare to life for three evenings at the UTC Fine Arts Center as one of this season’s Patten Performances. Our three nights of Measure For Measure are one half of a week-long residency at UTC. Which is designed to promote a campus-wide dialogue inspired by the works…

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$15 - $30

Measure for Measure – A Patten Theatre Performance

Organized by: UTC Fine Arts; Located at: UTC Fine Arts Center

October 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until October 27, 2017

Hailing from such prestigious UK companies as Shakespeare’s Globe, the National Theatre, and the Royal Shakespeare Company, the five actors of Sir Patrick Stewart’s celebrated theatre company Actors From The London Stage bring Shakespeare to life for three evenings at the UTC Fine Arts Center as one of this season’s Patten Performances. Our three nights of Measure For Measure are one half of a week-long residency at UTC. Which is designed to promote a campus-wide dialogue inspired by the works…

Find out more »
$15 - $30

Measure for Measure – A Patten Theatre Performance

Organized by: UTC Fine Arts; Located at: UTC Fine Arts Center

October 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until October 27, 2017

Hailing from such prestigious UK companies as Shakespeare’s Globe, the National Theatre, and the Royal Shakespeare Company, the five actors of Sir Patrick Stewart’s celebrated theatre company Actors From The London Stage bring Shakespeare to life for three evenings at the UTC Fine Arts Center as one of this season’s Patten Performances. Our three nights of Measure For Measure are one half of a week-long residency at UTC. Which is designed to promote a campus-wide dialogue inspired by the works…

Find out more »
$15 - $30

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet – A Patten Dance Performance

Organized by: UTC Fine Arts; Located at: UTC Fine Arts Center

October 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet returns to Chattanooga with its bold vision, its trademark innovative choreography from top global choreographers, and its virtuoso dancers on Monday, October 30 at the UTC Fine Arts Center. With a deep commitment to curating new ballets while cultivating choreographic talent, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has developed a European sensibility glossed with American ebullience that forges its aesthetic, which has come to epitomize the contemporary-classical genre. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s repertoire, ranging from accessible to sophisticated,…

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March 2018
$10 - $15

Malpass Brothers – An American Discovery Performance

Organized by: UTC Fine Arts; Located at: UTC Fine Arts Center

March 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

As young boys, Christopher and Taylor Malpass soaked up the music of their granddad’s phonograph records. Born with a proclivity for music, they promote the work and music of the artists they treasure while creating new music and making their own mark on the rich, cultural lineage of genuine country music. With sincerity, honesty and an utter ease on stage that belies their years, their smooth vocal blend and skillful musicianship layer infectiously into the deep respect they pay to…

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April 2018
$15 - $30

The Mountaintop – A Patten Theatre Performance

Organized by: UTC Fine Arts; Located at: UTC Fine Arts Center

April 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

On the evening of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside room 306 of The Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 before the killing is a mystery. In her internationally acclaimed play, The Mountaintop, playwright Katori Hall fantasizes what may have transpired in the overnight hours between the legendary civil rights leader and a seemingly inconsequential hotel maid. Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop is rife with humor…

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