PRAx features four indoor venues, an outdoor performing arts area, a rehearsal building and a demonstration and strolling garden. To inquire about using these spaces, please contact us at [email protected].
Lynne Hallstrom Detrick Concert Hall
The Lynne Hallstrom Detrick Concert Hall merges extraordinary acoustics with an intimate scale - 490 seats - to create a world-class performance experience for every member of the audience. Detrick Hall is equally brilliant for music ensembles, sinfonietta, popular music, chorale performance, film festivals and lectures or readings.
Edward J. Ray Theater
With cutting-edge technologies and flexible seating for 80 to 200, the Edward J. Ray Theater can be configured for a wide variety of theatre productions, music events and immersive experiences. From jazz cabaret to experimental sound installations, VR theatre to familiar repertory, this black box space does it all.
Kate and John Stirek Gallery
This 3,000-square-foot Kate and John Stirek Gallery features work of contemporary artists and their multidisciplinary collaborators, bringing premier art installations to campus. The annual Horning exhibition in the fall focuses on a theme connecting arts, humanities and science or technology.
Thomas W. Toomey Lobby
PRAx’s multi-configurable atrium includes two audience levels, projection technologies, and performance risers. The Thomas W. Toomey Lobby hosts talks and readings, film and art installation, music performances, receptions and more. The Toomey Lobby is the home of PRAx's permanent artwork by new media artist Refik Anadol.
Celia Strickland Austin & Ken Austin III | Loni Austin Parrish & Scott N. Parrish Arts Plaza
With its outdoor stage, grassy seating berm, and expansive footprint, the Austin|Parrish Arts Plaza presents events under the stars or in the sunshine. Watch for featured performances, informal busker-style entertainment and student openers for professional musicians playing in the interior venues.
Dixie Luana Wooton Kenney Garden
Inspired by the meandering course of the Willamette River and composed of six interbraiding ecozones, the Dixie Luana Wooton Kenney Garden contains a sculptural hops forest, large hammocks and multiple sitting areas. Dixie's Garden, as it is known, is a lovely space for receptions, small ensemble performances, photographs, botanical study and simply resting or strolling.
Rehearsal Classroom Building
The Rehearsal Classroom Building, adjacent to PRAx’s main building, has an extraordinary history. Originally a coal plant and then a firing range, it comes into its full maturity as an arts space. In addition to providing rehearsal space for medium and large ensembles, it also hosts ensemble performances, student recitals and sonic installations.