Douwstra Auditorium

Scene from 2018 opening convocation in Douwstra Auditorium.

Phase I – Completed

Thanks to You, We’re Halfway There

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Rendering of Douwstra stage with proposed organ.

Phase II – Become a Pipe Organ Donor

Help Us Finish The Job

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Black and white photo of Douwstra Auditorium

Douwstra History

Douwstra has been the heart of Central’s campus since it was built as the college’s chapel in 1939.

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A cappella choir rehearsing in Douwstra Auditorium

Upcoming Events

See upcoming events in the newly-renovated Douwstra Auditorium.

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When the estimated $6.6 million renovation Douwstra Auditorium is complete, it will provide a regional concert hall and space for campus and surrounding communities to experience the arts, learn from world leaders, hear sounds of a powerful pipe organ and enjoy high-quality musical performances.

Your support is essential. Please consider helping fulfill this vision for Douwstra Auditorium.

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“The organ will be a stunning display at the center of campus. It will help create an impressive and classic performance space. You don’t have to be a music aficionado to be absolutely awestruck. Everyone is blown away by the sound of an organ.”

Mark Babcock ’91, M. Joan Kuyper Farver Endowed Chair in Music,
associate professor of music and director of choirs.