Campaign Goal: $10.5 million
$14 M

Hartung Theater Renovation

Contribute to the Hartung Theater Renovation fund.

For 40 years, the Ernest W. Hartung Theater has been a place for the campus and the community to come together and enjoy the performing arts. However, it has also served as a vibrant learning environment. It is a laboratory where students develop the craft of acting, designing, stage managing, directing and playwriting. A place where their peers from other disciplines, such as music and dance, come to collaborate as artists, and a place where devoted professional faculty members share their knowledge and experience.

Designed by ALSC Architects of Spokane/Coeur d’Alene, the Hartung Theater has been re-envisioned to meet the needs and take advantage of the insights and innovations of the 21st Century.

The renovation is planned in three phases.

  • Phase 1 | $60,000 (Completed) - Theater's proscenium, stage deck and rigging system has been upgraded.
  • Phase 2 | $750,000 (Currently Raising Funds) - Audience seating replacement & reconfigurement, sound & hearing impaired wireless installation, and replacement of old drapes.
  • Phase 3 | $1,700,000 -  Lobby and outdoor entrance redesign.

In this effort, the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences has assembled a devoted group of people who have agreed to act as the Hartung Theater Renovation Board.

    Bill Fagerbakke & Anna Pearce

Board Members: 
    Connie Brown Olson     Mike Christensen     Judi Dickerson     
    Paul Erwin     Barbara Featherstone     Azar Kazemi 
    Virginia (Ginger) Rankin     Laura Richarz     Forrest Sears

Be apart of this exciting project by contributing to the Renovation Fund.


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