Fine Arts Centers

Dingeldine Music Center

Corner of Barker and Institute
Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of some Bradley University supporters, most notably the late Mabel Dingeldine (class of 1914), the University’s music center is a reality. The Eleanor Sikes Peters Recital Hall with 440 seats is used for Chamber Orchestra, Chorale, Community Chorus, recitals, Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, and Symphonic Winds. Six practice rooms are also available. For information concerning use, call ext. 2595.

Hartmann Center

Meyer Jacobs Theatre
Scott Kanoff, ext. 2659
Cultural Events Box Office Phone: ext. 2650

In 1908 Lydia Moss Bradley presented as a gift to the institution a new structure to be used as a physical education facility. In 1978 that same beautiful structure, through the generosity of a number of friends of the University, was renovated and rededicated as the Hartmann Center for the Performing Arts. The Meyer Jacobs Theatre with an audience capacity of 280 offers a large flexible stage and computerized lighting system.

The Bradley University Theatre presents a season of plays and musicals each year which offers students opportunities in all areas of performance and production. Casts and crews are open to all students at the University.

The Box Office accepts Bradley Quick Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, checks and cash. For more information visit our website at

The Cultural Events Box Office in the Hartmann Center is open Monday through Friday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m., one hour prior to performance times.

Bradley University Galleries

Erin Buczynski, Director of University
Galleries, Exhibitions & Collections
106 Heuser Art Center, ext. 2989

Bradley University Galleries presents exhibitions of artwork by renowned professional artists, emerging artists.  Bradley faculty, and Bradley students, all exhibitions and related events are free and open to the public.  More information about specific events and exhibitions can be found on our website at:

Bradley University Galleries manages three exhibition venues on campus:

The Heuser Art Center Gallery
Located in the Heuser Art Center, 1st Floor
1400 West Bradley Avenue
This venue primarily displays the work of national and international professional artists.

The Hartmann Center Gallery
Located in the Hartmann Center, 1st Floor
1423 West Bradley Avenue
This venue primarily displays the work of emerging artists, Bradley faculty and Bradley students. 

The Student Project Space
Located in the Heuser Art Center, 2nd Floor
1400 West Bradley Avenue
This informal venue showcases current student work.