The Schwartz Center

Performance at the Schwartz Center plaza

The 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.

On the Verge performance

Events and Performances

PMA hosts dozens of professional and student-run events and performances each year in the Schwartz Center, involving hundreds of student workers, organizers, performers and crew members.

Students in Schwartz Center theater

Theatres and Studios

The Schwartz Center provides work space for artists of all disciplines to explore their passion, with access to four theatres, two acting classrooms, dance studio, ballet studio, and film forum. Take a virtual tour of the Schwartz Center.