Venue Information

Since the Silver Center opened its doors in 1992, our mission has remained the same: to engage, educate, serve and support the students of Plymouth State University in the study, performance and appreciation of the performing arts. As the major performing arts center in central New Hampshire, the Silver Center also serves as an arts presenter in order to provide a rich, rewarding cultural experience for students, faculty, staff and the public at large presenting guest artists whose work reflects the best in American and world cultures. We invite the community to join us for performances by students and faculty as well as professional guest artists.

The Hanaway Theatre

A 650 seat proscenium theatre that hosts a variety of student and professional performances including opera, ballet, symphonic and chamber music and dramatic productions.


The Smith Recital Hall

Our 174 seat facility features an acoustic embrace for vocal and instrumental performances.


The Elizabeth Cheney Studio Theatre

This intimate, flexible space is a thrust-configuration which seats approximately 110 people.