Welcome to Miami University's vibrant campus, where creativity and artistic expression thrive both on and off its grounds. The Performing Arts Series strives to foster artistic expression and elevate the cultural experience in and around the Miami University community.
The building now known as Hall Auditorium was completed in 1908, being renamed in 1969 after Miami's fifth president, John W. Hall. A top-to-bottom renovation of the building, completed in 1992, replaced old equipment with state-of-the-art light and sound systems and created a beautiful, warm, acoustically precise venue with a new stage that is almost double the size of the old facility. Now with a capacity of 735, Hall Auditorium is the site for most of the Music Department's major concerts, as well as many concerts produced and supported by the university's Performing Arts Series. It currently houses the Performing Arts Series office and the Philosophy Department.
Performing Arts Series administrative offices
Hall Auditorium Box Office opens one hour before scheduled curtain time.
Oxford Community Arts Center
Oxford Community Arts group was formed in 1998. A community need for an arts facility had long been identified and Miami University was about to dispose of the large history building that was once Oxford College for Women. A group of 12 formed a steering committee to save the building as a center for the arts in our area. The group was incorporated in 2001. The Oxford Community Arts Center is a not-for-profit organization representing performing and visual community arts groups who wish to rehearse, perform, display and teach their various art and craft forms in a facility that represents a permanent home for the community arts. In 2013, Oxford Community Arts Center and Performing Arts Series formalized a collaborative partnership to form the Oxford Chamber Series.
Built in the early 1970s and named in honor of Miami’s president from 1953-1964, John D. Millett Assembly Hall is the home of Miami RedHawk basketball, as well as the site of numerous university assemblies and performances. The capacity for basketball is 9,200 seats, while concert layouts vary from 2,900 seats for the Performing Arts Series to 10,857 for full concerts.
Center for Performing Arts
The Center for Performing Arts was constructed in 1969 to house the departments of Music and Theatre as well as a theatre. The Gates-Abegglen Theatre is a traditional proscenium theatre seating 385, holding Department of Theatre Mainstage shows and select Music department productions.
Armstrong Student Center (ASC) - Wilks Theater
The Armstrong Student Center’s elegant, 500-seat theatre features a balcony level and is perfectly suited, with its state-of-the art sound and video systems, to host on-campus movies, as well as artistic talent from both select students and professionals. It also provides a showcase facility for hosting orientations and events for prospective students.
Parking policies on campus have changed! Visitors MUST have a parking pass to park in any of the surface lots around campus. Visitors can purchase a permit online prior to their visit to campus. Purchase a Visitor Permit »
Visitors to campus are encouraged to park in the Campus Avenue Garage or the North Campus Garage. No permit is needed; however, hourly rates apply.
Visitors can also park at meters without a permit; however, hourly rates apply.
For more information, please visit Parking and Transportation Services.
From Cincinnati / I-275: Take I-275 to Colerain Avenue (US-27). Allowing approximately 35 minutes to Oxford under normal traffic conditions, follow US-27 North (through Millville and McGonigle) to Oxford.
From I-70: Take Exit 10 (US-127). Follow US-127 South (through Eaton and Camden) to OH-73, approximately 17 miles. Turn right onto OH-73 West, driving approximately 8 miles to Oxford. OH-73 ends in Oxford at Patterson Avenue (US-27) traffic light.
From I-75: Take Monroe / Lebanon exit (OH-63). Follow OH-63 West, approximately 5 miles to OH-4. Take OH-4 North to OH-73 West (through Trenton). Continue on OH-73 West, driving approximately 19 miles to Oxford. OH-73 ends in Oxford at Patterson Avenue (US-27) traffic light.
To Hall Auditorium
101 South Campus Ave., Oxford, OH 45056
From Cincinnati / South: Continue straight on US-27 (Patterson Ave.) to second traffic light. Turn left onto Spring Street. Proceed three blocks to Campus Ave. Turn right onto Campus Ave. Hall Auditorium is the second building on the right. Limited parking is available along Campus Ave. Off-street parking is available at the Campus Avenue Building (site of Admission Office and various student services) by turning left at the corner of Spring and Campus Ave., then left into first parking lot.
From OH-73 (East): Turn left onto US-27 (Patterson Ave.). A traffic light immediately follows. Turn right onto Spring Street. Proceed three blocks to Campus Ave. Turn right onto Campus Ave. Hall Auditorium is the second building on the right. Limited parking is available along Campus Ave. Off-street parking is available at the Campus Avenue Building (site of Admission Office and various student services) by turning left at the corner of Spring and Campus Ave., then left into first parking lot.
Visitors can park at meters without a permit; however, hourly rates may apply.
The Oxford City Parking Garage is located two blocks west of Hall Auditorium at the corner of Walnut and Main Streets.
Campus parking is available 1.5 blocks South in the lot off Campus Avenue.
Handicapped parking is accessed by entering the one-way drive directly South of Hall Auditorium off Campus Avenue. The first lot is located immediately to the left behind Hall Auditorium. Continue down the drive to another lot behind McGuffy Hall on the right.
To Millett Hall
500 East Sycamore St., Oxford, OH 45056
Google Map directions
From Cincinnati / South: Continue straight on US-27 (Patterson Ave.) through four traffic lights. Turn left onto High Street (still US-27). Turn right onto Tallawanda, one block away. Tallawanda ends facing directly at Millett Hall. For parking turn left; then approximately 50 yards, turn right into parking lot driveway.
From OH-73 (East): At light, turn right onto US-27 (Patterson Ave.). Turn left at four-way stop onto High Street (still US-27). Proceed one block to traffic light. Turn right at light onto Tallawanda. Tallawanda ends facing directly at Millett Hall. For parking turn left; then approximately 50 yards, turn right into parking lot driveway.
Ample free parking is available immediately to the West of Millett in the lots on Weeb Ewbank Way.
Additional parking can be found to the East of Millett by driving Northeast on Bonham Road and making an immediate left onto the drive beside the building.
Handicapped parking can be accessed off Weeb Ewbank Way in the lot to the right behind Millett Hall on the Northwest corner of Millett Hall (between the Softball Field and Millett Hall).
Miami University and the staff of the Performing Arts Series are committed to meeting the needs of all patrons.
Accessible seating is available for patrons who require it. This feature is not enabled for General Admission events.
To purchase accessible seating for events where seating is assigned, please select the Accessible Seating link above the Promo Code box on the Purchase By Seat screen. A pop-up box will appear to confirm the need for accessible seats.
Upon confirmation, the seating map will allow selection from seats reserved for accessible and companion seating.
Disability parking at Hall Auditorium is available in the lot on the south side of the building. A state-issued permit is required for disability parking. You may enter the building through the service doors at the rear of the building. A Performing Arts Series usher will take your ticket and direct you to the elevator to the lobby.
Disability parking at Millett Hall is available in the lot on the north west entrance the building. This is the recommended entrance for patrons in wheelchairs, as it is closest to the elevator and wheelchair seating is not accessible from the main concourse. Performing Arts Series usher will take your ticket and give directions to your seats. Please display your disability permit.
Assistive listening devices and sign language interpretation may be arranged through the Miami University Miller Center for Student Disability Services at (513) 529-1541, 7-1-1 (TTY-TDD). Please allow at least 2 business days prior to the event to ensure the smooth delivery of services.
The Miller Center for Student Disability Services can assist in coordinating accommodations for university sponsored events. To request accommodations (i.e., sign language interpreters, captioning, materials in alternative format, etc.), please contact the Miller Center at (513) 529-1541, 7-1-1 (TTY-TDD), at least 2 business days prior to the event to ensure the smooth delivery of services.