Skip To Content

E.M. Pearson Building

Fast Facts

  • Beautiful, mirrored lobby with large windows, perfect for concessions and registration.
  • Mirrored, sprung floor dance studio, which serves as an ideal space for rehearsals, dance classes and more.
  • Spacious Green Room is available for make-up touch-ups or simply relaxing prior to show time.
  • The Westlund Theatre Lab is perfect for smaller, more intimate performances. This black box theatre with moveable seating, works wonderfully for one-act plays, improv shows or small audience productions.

Theatre ExteriorThis performance space is ideal for theatrical productions which require high-tech professional equipment at a fraction of the cost of many local houses. The E.M. Pearson Theatre has hosted The Children's Theatre, Theatre De Le Jeune Lune, The Guthrie, Skylark Opera, St. Paul City Ballet, Vee Corporation, Troupe America and Teatro del Pueble. The stage may also be set for intimate dinners or business meetings. This house has multiple uses and we are confident it will be perfect for your event.

Theatre Interior 2

The Theater Arts Center is a $5.1 million state-of-the-art facility.

The E.M. Pearson Theatre, dedicated in 1994, features 340 house seats with a thrust/proscenium, hydraulic elevator/orchestra pit, computerized lighting control and a multi-track system.

Rental Fee 

Your rental fee is based upon your event needs and the duration of your show. All pricing includes an on-site Event Manager, general electric and heating/air-conditioned charges. Set-up and take down of your event, custodial fees, a technician, skirted tables and chairs will be an additional charge.


The E.M. Pearson Theatre Building is located at 312 North Hamline Avenue. Just south of I-94 and North of Marshall Avenue. Ample parking is available on the west side of Hamline Avenue just outside of Concordia's Seafoam Stadium.

Contact Information

To inquire on availability or to arrange a campus tour, please contact Chad Horrmann at (651)603-6142


Tickets for performances at Concordia may be ordered through Ovation Tickets, by phone at (866)811-4111, or directly at the box office, located inside the E.M. Pearson Lobby on the day of the performance.

Floor Plans


Website Feedback Form