Williams Performing Arts Center

Williams Performing Arts Center
 

The Williams Performing Arts Center is the second largest building on the ACU campus and provides music and theater students and faculty an exceptional facility for academic study, artistic growth, and performance. Opened in 2003, the $17 million facility was funded as a part of ACU's "To Lead and To Serve" campaign, which reached $114 million. The center includes:

  • The 325-seat Lewis and Jerry Fulks Theatre, a thrust-stage facility designed to the theatre department's specifications with the help of acoustical and theatre consultants, named for Dr. Lewis Fulks, long time ACU Theater professor, and his wife, Jerry.
  • A 282-seat Recital Hall that is acoustically "tuneable" to accommodate the performing artist(s) and number of patrons.
  • The Clara and James Culp Theatre, a multi-form facility designed to allow multiple stage/audience configurations, named in honor of an Dr. James Culp, ACU English professor of 15 years.
  • Spacious, modern dressing rooms and laundry rooms
  • Large instrument and choral rehearsal halls
  • A computer lab featuring Macs, PCs, and 16 electronic pianos
  • Forty-four acoustically treated practice rooms and faculty studios
  • Faculty offices and meeting rooms
  • State-of-the-art classrooms
  • Choral and band libraries
  • A box office, courtyard and sculpture garden

The Williams Performing Arts Center is named for the Williams family: Judith Alguire Williams, J. McDonald Williams, Bryce and Leigh Williams, Brandon and Stephanie Williams, Russ and Carrie Williams, Victor and Victoria Williams and Susan and Brandon Hoag. J. McDonald Williams is a member of ACU's board of trustees, and the family was the major donor for the building.

The architectural firm of record is The Tittle Luther Partnership of Abilene with Keating/Khang Architects of Santa Monica, Calif., acting as design consultants. Construction is by Hill & Wilkinson of Plano.

Recital Hall

 

Fulks Theatre

Recital Hall

 

Fulks Theatre

Williams Performing Arts Center lobby

 

Williams Performing Arts Center entrance

Interior Lobby View

 

Entrance

Williams Performing Arts Center at dusk

 

Williams Performing Arts Center

Main Lobby at Dusk

 

Main Lobby

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