The Norton Center for the Arts: Quick Facts
- Opened in 1973 as the Regional Arts Center.
- Renamed the Norton Center for the Arts in 1982 in honor of Jane Morton Norton, former College trustee and patron of the arts.
- Renovated in 1994.
- Designed by architect William Wesley Peters of the Frank Lloyed Wright Foundation.
- Primary venue on Centre College’s campus for music and theatrical productions, lectures and convocations, and live student entertainment.
- The Norton Center’s 85,000 square foot complex houses two theatres, as well as other performance and exhibition spaces and classrooms.
- Newlin Hall, venue for both the 2000 and 2012 Vice Presidential Debates, normally seats 1,470 people.
- Hosts an annual performing arts season of professional touring events. The 2012-2013 season includes performances by Alison Krauss & Union Station, featuring Jerry Douglas, Huey Lewis & The News, and The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma; a performance of HAIR; and other events.
- To find out more about the Norton Center for the Arts, visit www.nortoncenter.com.