Welcome to the Touhill

The Touhill staff manages several collaborative relationships and programs that, along with campus and community partners, bring together a diverse season of dance, theatre, music, festivals, and special events.

Designed by the renowned architectural firm I.M. Pei, Cobb, Freed and Partners, the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center is a landmark performance facility on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). The Touhill was built to provide a performance home for campus events, academic programs, and regional arts organizations. The spectacular venue contains three performance spaces; the Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall with 1600 seats, the flexible E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater with seating for up to 375, and the open-form Whitaker Hall with seating for up to 250. The Center hosts an average of 120 events, 200 performances, and 90,000 visitors per year.

Ticket Office Hours:

Monday: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 6pm

Friday: 10am - 4pm

The ticket office is open on event days 2 hours prior to showtime.

For purchasing tickets, visit the Touhill's ticketing website here: touhill.universitytickets.com

Upcoming Events


C.S. Lewis On Stage:
Further Up & Further In

Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 4:00 pm

Dance St. Louis Presents
Giordano Dance Chicago

Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Arianna String Quartet:
Heaven and Earth

Friday, March 3, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Celtic Angels Ireland

Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Dance St. Louis Presents
Dorrance Dance

Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Black Violin

Monday, April 3, 2023 at 8:00 pm

Cory Asbury: The Pioneer Tour

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 7:00 pm

HITS! The Musical

Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Saint Louis Ballet:
Swan Lake

April 28 - 30, 2023 

Neil deGrasse Tyson
An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies
The Sequel

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Arianna String Quartet:
Season Finale

Friday, May 12, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Dance St. Louis Presents
Spring to Dance

May 26 & 27, 2023
6:00 pm - Terrace
7:30 pm - AB

Some events are selling tickets through external ticket vendors.

If you have questions about which vendor is the verified seller on an event, call the Touhill Ticket Office at (314) 516-4949.

If a ticket was purchased through an unverified third-party seller, we are regretfully unable to provide assistance should a problem arise.


Please note that certain events may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination and/or a negative COVID-19 test for entry.

Certain events may also require patrons to wear masks throughout the performance and in adjacent lobby spaces.

These safety precautions are implemented by the presenter and do not reflect the policy of the Touhill Performing Arts Center or the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

 For events that do require proof of vaccination and/or negative test, please be prepared to present proof upon arrival to the venue. For events requiring masks please ensure they are being worn appropriately. If any patron does not have a mask, one will be provided.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

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