Publicity & Contact Info

Publicity & Contact Information

Departmental Mailing Address

Creighton University
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
2500 California Plaza
Omaha NE 68178-0303

Contact Information

Event Information phone:    402-280-2636
Ticket Reservation phone:    402-280-1448
Department fax:    402-280-2320
Department's web site:

Department Chair
Dr. Frederick Hanna
LECA rm 101

Senior Managing Director & Building Operations
Michael McCandless
LECA rm 101

Administrative Assistant    (Operations of the Department)
J. Buresh
LECA rm 101

Art History Coordinator     (Art History)
Dr. Matthew Averett
LECA rm 116

Dance Coordinator     (Dance Performances)
Patrick Roddy
LECA rm 245

Lied Art Gallery Director     (Gallery Exhibits)
Doug Schroder

Music Coordinator     (Music Concerts)
Dr. Barron Breland

Studio Art Coordinator     (Studio Art)
Amy Nelson
LECA rm 319

Theatre Coordinator     (Theatre Productions)
Bill Van Deest
LECA rm 232

Gallery Director
Jess Benjamin

Art History Coordinator
Dr. Erin Walcek Averett

Official Naming Information

Venues are to be officially referred as the following:

  • The building is the Lied Education Center for the Arts (not "Lied Center" or "Arts Center" et cetera). "Lied" is pronounced "leed." The building name may be abbreviated (after first usage) to LECA.
  • There are three floors in the building; they are Upper Level (not "Third Floor"), Main Level (not "Second Floor" and Lower Level (not "First Floor").
  • Administrative offices (Chair, Operations Manager, Promotions, et cetera) are located on the Lower Level, as well as a Macintosh computer lab and an auditorium-style classroom (which seats 47). The Costume Shop, Photography darkrooms and the office of the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival are also on the Lower Level.
  • The Lied Art Gallery, the Mainstage, the Studio Theatre and the Dance Studio are on the Main Level. Music Offices and Practice Rooms and the Multi-Use Classroom. Theatre and Dance faculty office are located on this level, as is the Theatre Scene Shop.
  • The Upper Level holds Studio Art classrooms (Painting Studios, Printmaking, Ceramics and Sculpture) as well as Studio Art faculty offices
  • The public area on the Main Level, outside the Mainstage, Dance Studio and Lied Art Gallery, is the Main Lobby.
  • The public area on the Lower Level, outside the Computer Lab, Slide Library and Gallery Director's office is the Lower Lobby.
  • The primary performance space is called the Mainstage (not "Main Stage?" or ?"Performance Hall" et cetera).
  • The secondary performance space is called the Studio Theatre (not "Black Box" or "Acting Classroom" et cetera).
  • The art gallery is called Lied Art Gallery (not "gallery" or "exhibit hall" et cetera). Within the Art Gallery are the South Gallery (pentagonal room) and the North Gallery (rectangular room).
  • There are 300 seats in the Mainstage performance space with an additional 50 seats available in the balcony. The Studio Theatre can seat up to 100, depending upon the layout of the sets and seating.
  • There is approximately 140 linear feet of exhibit space in the Lied Art Gallery. Gallery hours are from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm daily (including Saturdays and Sundays) during the run of each exhibit. The Gallery is closed for all Creighton University holidays.
  • Ticket prices for Dance Performances and Theatre Productions are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and $8 for senior citizens. There is no admission charge to the Lied Art Gallery. There is no admission charge to any Music Concert.