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Hays-Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center

600 Park St.
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: (785) 628-4000
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The crown jewel of FHSU arts and entertainment is this uniquely modern yet historic looking facility with a seating capacity of 1100. The Hays Symphony Orchestra, ENCORE series, FHSU music department events, Hays Arts Council events and other community concerts are held here.

The performing arts center is housed in Sheridan Hall which was originally built in 1915 as Sheridan Coliseum with a gymnasium and small indoor swimming pool. The building is named in honor of General Philip Sheridan who was stationed at the Fort Hays military post in the 1800s. For many years the gym was used for college basketball games and other sporting events. In 1991, a complete renovation was completed which changed the building into university office space and included the state- of-the art Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.

The FHSU Encore Series has been providing musical and theatrical entertainment for more than 20 years at Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center. The program usually showcases 6-10 shows per year from national touring companies. It is the goal of the Encore Series Special Events Committee to educate, inspire, invoke thought and entertain as well as promote artistic expression, cultural understanding and social awareness through high-caliber performing arts programs.

Hours: M-F 8 am-4:30 pm Admission: Free – Admission fees for events vary

Fort Hays State University NIRA Rodeo

April 18 - 20, 2014
Venue: Hays-Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center
Address: 600 Park St., Hays, KS 67601
Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-628-4689
Exciting intercollegiate rodeo action that typically attracts more than 600 entrants from 26 colleges and universities from Kansas, Oklahom...More

Fort Hays State University Small Ensembles Concert

April 21, 2014
Venue: Hays-Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center
Address: 600 Park St., Hays, KS 67601
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-628-4533
Featuring music written for small ensembles. Hear the Fort Hays State University flute ensemble, clarinet ensemble, woodwind ensemble, bras...More

Hays Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Concert

May 3, 2014
Venue: Hays-Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center
Address: 600 Park St., Hays, KS 67601
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-628-4533
Join the Hays Symphony Orchestra and the FHSU choirs in their final concert of the season. The orchestra is prepared by Ben Cline, and the ...More

FHSU Spectrum Concert

May 6, 2014
Venue: Hays-Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center
Address: 600 Park St., Hays, KS 67601
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-625-4533
Spectrum is the annual concert in which compositions of students at FHSU are performed. One performance at 7:30 pm. Contact Dr. Terry ...More

Fort Hays State University Bands Concert

May 9, 2014
Venue: Hays-Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center
Address: 600 Park St., Hays, KS 67601
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-628-4533
Showcases the FHSU Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Jeff Jordan and the FHSU Symphonic Winds directed by Lane Weaver. Program cons...More