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School of Music, Theatre
and Dance

Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041
smtd@oakland.edu

School of Music, Theatre
and Dance

Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041
smtd@oakland.edu

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Performances and Events

Since March, COVID-19 has completely disrupted the season calendars at almost every performing arts institution across the country. The evolving state and CDC guidelines force us in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance to also adjust our planned student and guest artist performances for the 2020-21 season. Be assured that we are working tirelessly to develop both an innovative and safe performance experience for our students ... and for you! Stay tuned as we plan a creative mixture of virtual, livestreamed and, when safe and appropriate, small in person productions. Thank you for your patience and your support.
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The Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance produces 150+ performances and events each season. Our work is kinetic, alive, visceral. From opera to world music, contemporary dance to musical theatre, band to choir, there is something for all to experience. We invite you to explore our offerings and join us this season!

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Ticket Information

We hope you’ll join us for many performances this season, and we’ve made doing so even easier with the elimination of service charges for all tickets.

Events are subject to cancellation or change, please be sure to check our website calendar for current performance information. Many of our shows sell out, and only an advance ticket purchase guarantees your seat. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Varner Hall, on the OU campus, is surrounded by ample free parking.

Please be advised: due to the nature of the Varner Studio Theatre setup, patrons cannot be admitted or re-seated while a show is in progress. 

How to Order

Phone and Online
Advance general admission tickets are available through Etix at (800) 514-3849 (24 hours) or the Varner Hall box office Tuesday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. at (248) 370-3013. To purchase tickets online without a service fee, visit etix.com. Tickets purchased by phone or online will be held at will call at no additional charge. Everyone must show their ID when picking up tickets.

In-person sales are suspended at this time.

Group sales
Discounts are available to groups of 20 or more who pre-book their visit to any Music, Theatre or Dance performance. You are strongly encouraged to make reservations well in advance, as many of our shows sell out. For information call the box office manager at (248) 370-4578.

Box office hours
The Varner Box Office is currently closed. 

Many of our events sell out, so please call the box office for information about same-day availability.

Maps and Parking

Oakland University is located in southeastern Michigan between Flint and Detroit. The 1,441-acre campus actually extends into two cities — Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, between Adams Road and Squirrel Road, just south of Walton Boulevard.

Take I-75 to exit 79 and go east on University Drive to the main entrance of campus. Or, take M-59 to the Squirrel Road exit and go north to the main entrance of campus at the corner of University Drive. 

Varner Hall, which is located on Pioneer Drive in the southwest quadrant of campus.

For more information, see the online campus map.

If you wish to use your smart phone map to find us search for "Varner Hall."  
 
Parking
Free parking is available in several lots adjacent to Varner Hall, including lots 36, 26 and 24. Request a printable map.