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Kuss Auditorium and Turner Studio Theatre

Built in 1993, the award-winning Clark State Performing Arts Center is situated on 5.5 acres in downtown Springfield, Ohio. The 86,000 square foot facility houses rental space that is designed and equipped to accommodate musical performances, theatre presentations, conferences, business meetings and other activities.

The Kuss Auditorium is a state-of-the-art theatre that seats approximately 1,500 with orchestra, mezzanine and balcony levels including two levels of private box seating. The Kuss Auditorium is an ideal venue for concerts, community events and large corporate business lectures.

The Turner Studio Theatre, or black box theatre, is a 200-seat studio theatre that offers an optimal setting for smaller dramatic productions, rehearsals, recitals, luncheons, lectures and academic instruction. The lobby of the Turner Theatre may be used as a reception area for these smaller gatherings.

For small parties, art shows and small receptions, you may reserve our elegantly furnished Hall of Honor or the Davidson Grand Lobby. Also available are the Community Rooms in the Albert A. Salerno Educational Center. The Community Rooms are equipped with operable walls that can enlarge or decrease the size of the area, and a kitchenette is adjacent.


Our concession stands offer a wide variety of beverage and snack options to enjoy before & during the performance.  We offer Coke products and full bar service, including beer, wine and mixed drinks. Patrons are allowed to take beverages into the auditorium, however, glass bottles are prohibited.

Outside food and beverages are not permitted in the theater, only items purchased at concessions will be allowed.

In addition to being careful about spills, please be considerate of those around you and avoid rattling the ice in your cup or making other noises during the performance.

Rental Contact

Karen Clark
House Operations Manager
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