New Hampshire
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
NEFA Grant Recipient
Cultural Nonprofit
Venue
Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College

The Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College presents and fosters dynamic, multifaceted arts experiences through performances, residencies, and related programs that deepen the connection between the arts and audiences, both from the campus and the greater Monadnock region. Our vision is to ignite the public imagination and create experiences that generate ongoing appreciation for and engagement with the arts. The Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College opened in 1980. The facility houses the departments of Music, Theatre and Dance and the Art Department (which also has facilities in the Media Arts Center and the Sculpture Studio). The Redfern has three performing venues; the 600-seat Main Theatre, the 370-seat Alumni Recital Hall and the 100-seat Wright Theatre. The Redfern also houses the Putnam Arts Lecture Hall, which holds weekly film screenings as well as classes. The Redfern is home to 3 performing series: 4 productions by the department Theatre and Dance, over 50 concerts by the department of Music, and 8-12 performances by the Redfern Arts Center Presenting Series. The Redfern also hosts academic events and a variety of rental events. The Redfern facilities are the most fully equipped venues in the Monadnock Region. The Redfern has a long history of presenting diverse, world class and emerging artists, from across the globe and from the New England region- artists like, Pilobolus, American Modern Ensemble, Debo Band, Double Edge Theatre, Alpha Yaya Diallo, Adele Myers, Sandglass Theater, Donal Fox, Candice Salyers, Cirque Alfonse, Aaron Landsman, Kate Weare, Rani Arbo & daisy mahem. In the last five years we have grown our engagement programming, our campus and community collaborations. Community engagement takes place through outreach, external collaborations, performance participation, and local partnerships.

Additional Links: 
Redfern Youtube Channel
Redfern Instagram Profile
Redfern Facebook Page

I Have Worked With

  • March 2019

    The Redfern presented Alexander Davis & Friends: An Evening of Collaborations in March 2019. Alexander Davis is an alumnus of Keene State College and the performance includes premieres of new works, and collaborations with various New England- based artists including Peter DiMuro, Joy Davis and Jenna Pollack.

  • February 2019

    Redfern presented a music residency with Castle of Our Skins from February 6-8, 2019, including various rehearsals, workshops, clinics with the KSC Music department and other campus departments, as well as performance of Hot, Cool, and the Boogie Woogie, featuring works by Florence Prince, David Baker, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Christina Wright-Ivanova.

  • March 2017

    The Redfern collaborated with the Hopkinton and the O'Neill Center to present Wakka Wakka's puppet musical "Made in China", which received an Expeditions Touring Grant.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Shannon
Job Title/Position: 
Director
Fax: 
603-358-2145
Mailing Address: 
229 MAIN STREET
KEENE, NH 03435-2401
Physical Address: 
Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College 90 Wyman Way
Keene, NH 03435
Last Name: 
Mayers
Phone: 
603-358-2171
Parent Organization/Affiliation: 
Keene State College

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Ethnic
Dance - Hip Hop
Dance - Jazz
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Dance - Tap / Percussive
Humanities - General
Literary Arts - General
Literary Arts- Fiction
Literary Arts - Non-Fiction
Literary Arts - Poetry
Literary Arts - Spoken Word
Media - Film
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - General
Music - Band
Music - Chamber
Music - Children's
Music - Choral
Music - Composition
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Folk
Music - Jazz
Music - New
Music - Opera
Music - Orchestral
Music - Pop / Rock
Music - Solo / Recital
Music - Traditional
Theater - General
Theater - Children's
Theater - Circus
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Musical
Theater - Playwriting
Theater - Puppet
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Storytelling
Year Founded: 
1979
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
LGBTQ Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Arts Centers
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Exhibitions
Film Showings
Funding
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Residency - Community
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Theater Technical Production
Venue Rental
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
12
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
New England Presenters
Arts Presenters of Northern New England
Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Americans for the Arts
Member of APNNE or NEP presenters consortium
Awards: 
Ewing Arts Award
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
Main Theatre
Venue Type: 
Auditorium
Venue Address: 
Redfern Arts Center
Keene State College
Keene, NH 03435
Venue Phone: 
603-358-2167
Stage Details: 
Proscenium Theater
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Winter
Fall
Venue Features: 
Climate control
Dance floor
Dressing room(s)
Fly space
Green room
Light system / track lighting
Loading dock
Movie screen/projection capabilities
Orchestra pit
Piano
Sound system
WiFi
Venue Capacity: 
572
Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
$80
Venue Fee Range Maximum: 
$900
Venue Accessibility: 
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Trained Crew Available
Additional Comments: 
Two dance floors are available:Harlequin Reversible (Black/Grey) dance floor 49' wide x 32' deep Rosco dance floor (Black) 44' wide x 31'-6" deep
Venue Name: 
Redfern Arts Center Recital Hall
Venue Type: 
Recital Hall
Venue Address: 
Redfern Arts Center
Keene State College
Keene, NH 03435
Venue Phone: 
603-358-2167
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Winter
Fall
Venue Features: 
Dressing room(s)
Green room
Light system / track lighting
Loading dock
Movie screen/projection capabilities
Piano
Recording Equipment
Sound system
WiFi
Venue Capacity: 
360
Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
$35
Venue Fee Range Maximum: 
$500
Venue Accessibility: 
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Trained Crew Available
Venue Name: 
Redfern Arts Center Wright Theatre
Venue Type: 
Theater
Venue Address: 
Keene State College
229 Main St.
Keene, NH 03435
Venue Phone: 
603-358-2167
Stage Details: 
Black Box
Proscenium Theater
Seasons Available: 
Summer
Winter
Venue Features: 
Dressing room(s)
Green room
Loading dock
Sound system
WiFi
Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
$200
Venue Accessibility: 
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Trained Crew Available