Whether you are looking to take in local theater or looking for larger scale traveling shows, Oxford and Ole Miss offer many opportunities to experience the performing arts.
Ford Center for the Performing Arts
The 88,000 square foot, multi-event hall serves the University’s performing arts needs and its commitment to cultural enrichment and outreach service. Standing six stories tall, the Ford Center seats 1200 in its regal main hall and additionally offers dance and ballet studios. For ticket information and a schedule of performances, visit the Ford Center website or call 662-915-2787.
The Powerhouse, built in 1928 as the home of the Oxford Electric Department, opened in April 2006 as a community arts center featuring a 140 seat performing arts room, exhibit and classroom space, and Yoknapatawpha Arts Council office. The Powerhouse features eight rotating art exhibits throughout the year which are free to the public. Art exhibits feature Mississippi artists, as well as artists inspired by the South. The Theatre is home to Laff Co, Theatre Oxford, Writers in the Round, and a variety of other events from open mic nights to poetry nights to independent film screenings. The Powerhouse is managed by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. For more information please visit the website or contact Wayne Andrews at 662-236-6429.