Welcome to the Touhill

The Touhill staff manages several collaborative relationships and programs that, along with campus and community partners, to 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.

Upcoming Events



Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Javed Ali Live in Concert

Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 8:00 pm


Please note that certain events are requiring 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 patrons do not have masks one will be provided.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Summer Ticket Office Hours:

Monday: 12pm - 4pm

Wednesday: 12pm - 6pm

Friday: 12pm - 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

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