Named for the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M. – DePaul’s most recent former president, and champion of the arts – the Holtschneider Performance Center is a stunning new 185,000-square-foot venue for the creation and performance of music. The building houses the 505-seat Mary Patricia Gannon Concert Hall, the 75-seat Mary A. Dempsey and Philip H. Corboy Jazz Hall, the 140-seat Murray and Michele Allen Recital Hall, the 80-seat Brennan Family Recital Hall as well as state of the art rehearsal spaces, a sound recording technology suite, box office, atrium café and more.
The three story building was designed by Chicago architectural firm Antunovich Associates, Inc. with construction led by contractor, Bulley & Andrews, who officially broke ground in spring of 2016. Each performance space and many of the large rehearsal rooms received careful consultation from theatre planners Schuler Shook and from Kirkegaard Associates to ensure professional quality acoustics with a clear and polished sound.