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The mission of the Robsham Theater Arts Center (RTAC) is to facilitate the learning and formation of our students by providing an open, accepting and diverse environment for the university community to present differing views and ideas while engaging in meaningful discussion.  As part of the Division of Student Affairs, the RTAC facilities (The Robsham Main Stage, The Bonn Studio, and the Brighton Dance Studios) are the primary venues for theatrical, dance, music, cultural and lecture presentations for the university community.   The Robsham is a nexus for learning and formation at Boston College, as the arts are a crucial element of educating the whole student in the Jesuit, Catholic mission of higher education.

In harmony with the Jesuit, Catholic tradition of Boston College, the Robsham Theater Arts Center instructs and guides students in the presentation of their art, culture, and ideas to a broad audience in a professional manner.  In doing so, the Robsham encourages student learning and formation in a respectful sharing of these endeavors while enhancing skills they will use throughout their lives, creating an environment in which students will grow intellectually and spiritually by participating in the presentation and observation of new ideas. Additionally, the Robsham Theater Arts Center enhances classroom learning by teaching students workplace practices they will need in their professional careers.





Dr. Kier Byrnes
Director, Robsham Theater Arts Center
BA College of the Holy Cross, MBA Northeastern University, LPD Northeastern University

Sheppard Barnett
Associate Director, Robsham Theater Arts Center
BA Tufts University, MA Emerson College

George Cooke

Technical Supervisor

Kim Principi, M.S.

Box Office Manager

Ellen McDonald, M.S.
Marketing & Operations Coordinator

Justine Roades
Graduate Assistant



Contact Us

Robsham Theater Arts Center
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Ave
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3815

Phone: (617) 552-4800
Fax: (617) 552-2740