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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

  • ‘An American Hero’ Dress Rehearsals Open to Community July 17-18

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Conservatory of Theatre and Dance will offer two sneak peeks of its upcoming performance of “An American Hero” in New York City with two non-ticket dress rehearsals of the show at Southeast’s River Campus. Dress rehearsals are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. July 17 and 18 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible […]
  • ‘An American Hero: USO Show’ July 6 to Benefit Southeast Students Performing in NYMF

    Jerry Ford, the Missouri Arts Council’s Individual Artist for 2017, and his Orchestra along with select Southeast Missouri State University students and community members will perform “An American Hero: USO Show” July 6 at Southeast’s River Campus. The USO Show is being presented in the spirit of Independence Day and as a sendoff to support […]
  • River Campus Announces Free Shuttle Service During 2018 Summer Arts Festival

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus has announced that a free River Campus Summer Arts Festival Shuttle will transport visitors to the festival from locations throughout downtown Cape Girardeau on June 16. The shuttle service is sponsored by the University and the Rotary Club of Cape Girardeau, and represents the festival’s continuing commitment to community […]
  • River Campus Announces Performance Dates, Show Cast for ‘Legally Blonde Jr.’

    Southeast Missouri State University announces the River Campus Summer Arts Festival’s production of “Legally Blonde Jr.,” opening June 15 as part of its two-week extended production. “Legally Blond Jr.” is a family friendly musical production, with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin. Based on the book by Amanda Brown, it was a major […]

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River Campus
One University Plaza, MS 7895
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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