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The Keene Theater


The Residential College proudly presents The Keene Theater.

The Keene Theater is the beloved performance venue for the RC's faculty and student organizations. It is a multipurpose venue with seating for up to 150 (88 main floor and 62 balcony seats).

It is fully equipped with an audio-video presentation system and, of course, stage lighting, microphones, PA and more. The Keene has a modest backstage area, a green room, and Keene Theater Stagehands to provide tech support.

ADA compliant seating is available on the Main Level. Enter through the lobby on the Lower Level of the Residential College.

Here is additional information regarding the Keene Theater.


 Attending an event at the Keene Theater 

In observance of current health and safety policies established by the University of Michigan, the following policies for events sponsored by LSA Residential College at the Keene Theater are now in effect and are designed to protect the health and safety of audience members, performers and crew members.

All Guests must comply with the Mask Policy:

Mask Policy

  1. Audience members are required to wear face masks for all performances, regardless of vaccination status.

  2. Masks that cover the nose and mouth must be worn at all times while inside East Quad and the Keene Theater.

  3. Patrons who refuse to keep their masks on will be asked to leave the building without a exception.

  4. Neck gaiters, bandanas, and masks with exhalation valves or vents are not permitted.




Maskless Performer Policy

Small Ensemble, Musical Theatre and Drama dress rehearsals and productions:

  • Vaccinated performers may unmask if tested before the performance following protocols outlined here.

  • Unvaccinated students must stay masked but may remove the distancing requirement if up to date on their CSTP testing (able to show green checks in ResponsiBlue).




The Keene Theater cannot accept requests for NON-RC events at this time.

RC Student, Faculty & Staff Request Form


Stay safe and healthy.  The show, must go on!!

~The Keene Theater Management and Staff



Questions regarding the Keene Theater:

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