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Boll Theatre

Boll Theatre is recognized as an important space for the creative life of the University. It seats 371 people. The University continues to monitor closely the coronavirus pandemic and levels of infection and hospitalization in our county and region. As has been the case throughout the waves of omicron variant infections, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to wear medical grade face coverings (KN95s or level-3 surgical masks) indoors to reduce the risk of infection to self or others.

Flexible Programming

  • Presentations
  • Performances
  • Community
  • As a University asset, the Boll Theatre is used by academic programs, University groups and affiliates and community organizations.

    As a performance space, it provides an opportunity for students to actively engage in and experience the transformative power of the performing arts. 

    Additionally, it provides a space for the University and Dayton communities to enjoy and grow in appreciation of the performing arts. 

    Contact information and technical specifications

    For questions about booking and reservations:

    For technical questions:
    Description of this space:

    Boll Theatre is available for rent to the entire University of Dayton Community and non-University organizations. Events at Boll Theatre are often booked 8-12 months prior to the performances. The Theatre is staffed by the Boll Theatre Manager and student stage technicians trained in safe stage operations, theatrical lighting, audio, and video production. Boll Theatre is a 371-seat proscenium theatre built in 1960. The stage has several arrangements that can be configured for your event or production. The seating is all on the main floor with no balcony, with a control booth located at the rear of the theatre on the second floor.

    Full Technical Specifications (pdf)

    College of Arts and Sciences

    O'Reilly Hall
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0800