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Boll Theatre

Boll Theatre

Boll Theatre is recognized as an important performance and event venue for the creative life of the University and the Dayton community. It seats 371 people. Boll Theatre is the only fully technically equipped proscenium theatre at the University of Dayton. The theatre was built in the 1960s, has been renovated several times, and includes a mix of state-of-the-art and traditional equipment.

Boll Theater was named in recognition of Brother Lawrence A. Boll, who has always been first, a religious of the Society of Mary, a gentleman, a scholar, and an inspiration for many younger members of his religious family as well as his students. The theatre was dedicated on April 11th, 1967.

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 General Inquiries:
    Phone: 937-229-3333
  • For Bookings:
    Amy Lee
    Phone: 937-229-3352
  • For Technical Guidance:
    Matthew J. Evans
    Phone: 937-229-3834

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)

Center for Student Involvement

Kennedy Union
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0620