The Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts
130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University), Webster Groves, Missouri
The Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, built in 1966 on the campus of Webster University, was the first facility in the United States designed specifically to house both a professional acting company and an undergraduate theatre arts department.
Today, the Loretto-Hilton Center is home to two professional performing arts companies — The Rep and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis — and to Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre & Dance.
The Rep performs on two remarkably adaptable and intimate stages:
Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre
A 763-seat auditorium, featuring a three-quarter thrust stage and flexible bay seating that permits the seating capacity of the theatre to grow by nearly 200 seats to accommodate particularly popular performances. No seat in the auditorium is more than 20 rows from the stage.
Click below to see the Browning Theatre's seating chart:
Emerson Studio Theatre
A flexible “black box” theatre space, located directly below the Browning Theatre, seating approximately 125 and configurable for a variety of stage and seating arrangements.