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.
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College