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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 Residential College faculty and student organizations. It is a multipurpose venue with seating for up to 150 (88 main floor and 62 balcony seats).

Renovated in 2007, it is fully equipped with an audio-video presentation system as well as stage lighting, microphones, PA, and more. The Keene has a modest backstage area, a green room, and Keene Theater Stagehands, often RC students, to provide tech support.

Visit the Keene

Main level entry is through the lobby on the Lower Level of the Residential College and performances are typically open to the entire U-M campus and community. 

See the RC's event page to learn more about upcoming shows.

Reserve the Keene Theater for your RC show or event!

Throughout the academic year, RC students, faculty, and staff are able to reserve the theater for educational or extracurricular purposes. 

Keene Theater reservation requests are subject to the discretion of theater staff and opportunities are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations are not final until confirmed by theater staff. 

The Keene Theater is not available to non-RC requests. 


Stay safe and healthy.  The show must go on!!
~The Keene Theater Management and Staff


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