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Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts

525 South John Q Hammons Parkway

Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts is the realization of a dream that began in the 1960s - to conceive, create and construct a state-of-the-art performing arts center to serve the needs of Springfield and the surrounding region. The Hall is named for the wife of well-known developer, entrepreneur and philanthropist John Q. Hammons, in recognition of the couple's major donation to the venue’s capital campaign. Since its gala opening in October of 1992, Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts has met and exceeded the expectations of arts enthusiasts.

Located on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, Juanita K. Hammons Hall regularly attracts patrons from southern and central Missouri, northern Arkansas, and eastern Kansas and Oklahoma. The venue features a 2,264-seat theatre including multi-level boxes and orchestra pit; spacious backstage facilities with individual, crew and chorus dressing rooms, cast lounge, green room, loading dock and break areas; expansive multi-level foyer-style lobby; public and private reception areas; full-service front-of-house, technical and support staff; on-site computerized box office; and 5-level parking garage adjacent to the building.


Angela Simonson

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Nice that it has concessions and very easy to get to your seating area. Although there is no middle aisle, there is plenty of leg room for people to walk through in front of you without having to stand. Will definitely come back for more shows. We stayed at the University Plaza Hotel so we just walked 3-4 blocks to the show!

Kristin Kessinger

Sunday, June 17, 2018
This is a beautiful venue. I have been going here since I was a child. Very thankful for many wonderful shows and experiences here! It is always clean and the sound is always on point.

LaPorsha Smith

Monday, April 23, 2018
I was visiting this place for a Convention. At this time there was an ice storm blowing in. They made no preparations for the storm. I ended up falling and busting my head. Not a very good experience. To top it of, the auditorium is ancient. It's very hard to maneuver in and out. Very inconvenient location for a Convention.


Tuesday, June 5, 2018
We saw Phantom of the Opera here and really appreciated this venue. It is a beautiful building, very clean, and easy to find parking right next to it. I will point out though that the women's bathroom could be much bigger. There's always a long line for the bathroom.

harvamatic keeping it real since 82

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Beautiful place my daughter dances there . I love the water fountain out front. It's a great place for a venue. Has clean bathrooms and a bar downstairs

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