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Performing and Media Arts

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Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

The Schwartz Center

Schwartz CenterThe Department of Performing and Media Arts is housed within the elegant Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. A regionally recognized cultural facility, the Schwartz Center attracts 20,000 patrons a year to its varied activities. Its marble walls encompass all the elements needed for teaching and performance in theatre, film and dance: four performance spaces, dance and theatre rehearsal studios, scenery, costume and prop shops, sound and lighting design studios, and film editing and production suites. The Schwartz Center serves as a catalyst for the creative and intellectual endeavors of the many talented students, faculty and staff at Cornell.

Facility Plans, Use & Reservations

Is your group interested in using or reserving our facility space? From classrooms to large theatre spaces, we can work with you to meet your needs.  Contact Emily Drew ( for more information.

Which space is right for you?

Specs for Set Designers & Directors

Schwartz Center Student Ambassadors

This lively group of Cornell students help with admissions tours, meet with prospective students and assist in the promotion of events. They also participate in New York City educational networking trips. For information contact Brian Murphy at

Schwartz Center Dance Studios

The Schwartz Center Dance Studios are available to rent on a limited basis for student dance groups.  For more information and to fill out an application form, click here.