Reynolds Performance Hall is a division of the University’s College of Fine Arts and Communication. Its primary responsibility is to develop and present performing arts programming to the entire Central Arkansas community. Public Appearances’ home is the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall – a 1,200 seat, state-of-of-the-art theatre.
Reynolds Performance Hall opened on September 15, 2000, with a sold-out concert by the late Ray Charles. Since then, Reynolds Performance Hall has hosted numerous celebrities, including Loretta Lynn, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, the Temptations, Gladys Knight, Glen Campbell, Spike Lee, Nicholas Sparks, Frankie Valli, and Wynton Marsalis. Reynolds has also presented national Broadway tours such as Cats, Mamma Mia!, ONCE, Cabaret and Rent, and international touring companies such as the Russian National Ballet, Sowetto Gospel Choir, and the National Symphony Orchestra.