New Facilities
Exterior Signage - Opt 1A Plaza Plaque and Above Door
Lobby

Introducing the New Home of Villanova Theatre

Villanova Theatre is now located in the brand-new John and Joan Mullen Center for the Performing Arts, an 85,000-square-foot hub for performances, creativity, engagement and exploration for the University’s performing arts community.

The first-floor portico and lobby serve as the primary reception and event space for the building via the main entrance, a second-floor balcony overlooks custom chandeliers, and the third-floor Belle Masque rooftop terrace provides indoor-outdoor ambience for special events. The Reed Family Box Office is centrally located in the first-floor lobby. The building features improved accessibility features and restroom facilities.

The Court Theatre is an open format 200-seat theater that features flexible seating, a balcony and technologically advanced lighting and sound equipment.

The Topper Theatre is a beautiful 400-seat proscenium-style theater with tailored acoustics, state-of-the-art theatrical lighting and a 30-member orchestra.

The Smith Performance Lab is an intimate 75-seat performance space that features flexible seating and first-rate theatrical technology.

Conveniently located at the intersection of Lancaster and Ithan Avenues on the Villanova University campus, parking is available in the I-1 Ithan Avenue Garage behind to the building, which can be accessed from both Ithan and Lancaster Avenues. SEPTA’s Paoli/Thorndale and Norristown 100 trains stop every 30 minutes on campus.

Featuring Three State-of-the-Art Performance Spaces

Courtyard theater

The Court Theatre is an open format 200-seat theater that features flexible seating, a balcony and technologically advanced lighting and sound equipment.

proscenium theater

The Topper Theatre is a beautiful 400-seat proscenium-style theater with tailored acoustics, state-of-the-art theatrical lighting and a 30-member orchestra.

Smith Performance Lab

The Smith Performance Lab is an intimate 75-seat performance space that features flexible seating and first-rate theatrical technology.