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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.


Guests entering East Quad and the Keene Theater must provide:

Proof of Vaccination, Photo ID & Face Covering

There are no exceptions to this policy. 

Anyone who is unable to provide proof of vaccination will not be admitted to East Quad or the Keene Theater.  All patrons will need to be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine and must show proof of vaccination in person at the time of entry into the performance space. “Fully vaccinated” means the performance date is at least 2 weeks after your final vaccine dose.


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If you are a University of Michigan faculty member, staff member, or student, please present your MCard and your health screening and vaccination proof can be presented from the same screen on the ResponsiBLUE app.*

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Guests must present each of the following:

A. Proof of vaccination (either a physical vaccination card or photo of it)

B. Photo ID (not required for children under 12, school IDs are accepted). Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the same requirements.

C. Completed guest health screening survey at from the day of the event. (Required in University of Michigan presenting venues)* 





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:

*Due to reduction of force, responses to emails will be delayed.