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Performing Arts

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Smith’s dance, music and theatre departments are excited to offer you an astonishing range of thought-provoking, inspiring and just-plain-fun performances. Every semester features mainstage and studio theatre performances, faculty and student dance performances and a wide range of faculty and student music performances. From new play readings to new works of choreography by graduate dance students to a series of informal concerts at lunchtime, we invite you to join us.

What’s Happening

The Arts, Elevated

At Smith, the arts have a long history of helping students figure out where they belong, cultivate and foster community, think creatively, and plan fulfilling careers in a number of exciting, dynamic fields.

SmithArts—and the Office for the Arts—aims to highlight opportunities to engage with art and artists on campus, through events, installations, performances, and more.

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Explore Our Departments


Discover the imaginative, expressive powers of human movement in a program dedicated to fostering each student’s unique talents in dance performance.

Dance performance in Theatre 14


From a broad array of classroom courses to extensive opportunities for performance, the music department is a lively center of musical activity.

Gamelan ensemble performance


Smith offers theatre enthusiasts extraordinary opportunities both on and off the stage, from an adventurous mix of plays to exciting guest artists.

Performance of Pirates of Penzance

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When you join our SmithArts mailing list, you will receive weekly emails with information on art, dance, music, theatre and film/media events at Smith during the academic year. Sign up for our new SOFANotes email to learn about current exhibits, visiting artists & poets, academic opportunities and more. 


Contact Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts

122 Green Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Sage Hall
144 Green Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Box Office
Mendenhall, T206
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

SmithArts Marketing and Communications Manager
Shelley Latham
Sage Hall, Room 6