DuFresne Performing Arts Center Venues

A show is being rehearsed on the Main Stage in Winona State University’s Performing Arts Center.



Vivian Fusillo  Theatre
Capacity: 425

The 425-seat Vivian Fusillo Theatre is the primary performance venue for the Department of Theatre & Dance and large ensembles of the Department of Music. 

Each year six to eight plays, dance performances, and over 20 music concerts are presented.  

The Vivian Fusillo Theatre is also the primary performance space of the Great River Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company which is in residence each summer, and a venue of the Frozen River Film Festival, held each January.

The Black Box Theater in WSU’s PAC is set up and ready for a stellar performance.  

Dorothy B. Magnus
Black Box Theatre
Capacity: 100-150

This “black box” theatre can seat up to 150 patrons, and hosts both student and faculty-directed dramatic and musical performances.  

Creative seating configurations allow this space to be used for both innovative and traditional staging. 


The dazzlingly lit recital in WSU’s Performing Arts Center hosts a wonderfully restored grand piano and wonderful acoustics for solo and small ensemble performances.  

Recital Hall
Capacity: 192

The Recital Hall is an intimate space that allows for solo performances and small ensembles by both faculty and students.

The Recital Hall also hosts special lecture series speakers and visiting artists; this venue is known for its outstanding acoustical integrity.