Where is the Mahaney Center for the Arts?

The Middlebury College Center for the Arts is located on Route 30 south (Main Street), 4/10 mile south of downtown Middlebury, adjacent to the College athletic complex.

The street address is:
72 Porter Field Rd.
Middlebury, VT 05753

Find us on google maps here.


Where are the other arts venues: Mead Chapel, Wright Theatre, Dana Auditorium, and the Museum of Art?

The Middlebury College Museum of Art is attached to the Center for the Arts located at 72 Porter Field Rd, Middlebury, VT 05753.

Wright Theatre is located at 96 Chateau Road, Middlebury, VT 05753. The theatre is off College Street (also known as Route 125 West).  It is behind Sunderland Language Center/ Dana Auditorium and St. Mary's Church.

Dana Auditorium is located in the Sunderland Language Center at 356 College St, Middlebury, VT 05753.  The building is on the North side of College Street (also known as Route 125 West),

Mead Chapel is at 75 Hepburn Rd, Middlebury, VT 05753. It sits at the top of Middlebury College, overlooking the central campus green, off College Street (also known as Route 125 West).

You can find these locations on the campus map.

Where can I park?

For the Mahaney Center for the Arts: The Mahaney Center for the Arts provides free, accessible parking in the lot behind the building.  Turn east off Route 30 and follow the signs for "Parking, Center for the Arts."

For Wright Theatre and Dana Auditorium: Patrons may park along College Street (Route 125 West) or in the parking lot behind Wright Theatre, accessible from Shannon Street, off College Street. For certain performances in Wright Theatre, Chateau Road may be made available for patrons with accessibility concerns.

For Mead Chapel: Patrons may park in designated spaces along Hillcrest Road (west of Mead Chapel and off College Street/Route 125 West), in either of two lots just off Hillcrest Road, or along College Street. For certain performances, Hepburn Road behind Mead Chapel may be opened for parking, especially for patrons with accessibility concerns.

Where do I pick up my tickets? / Will tickets be mailed to me, or held at the box office window?

Most ticket orders are mailed out (see more details below). If you prefer to pick up your tickets during regular box office hours, please let us know when ordering.

Middlebury Students: your tickets will be mailed to your mailbox in McCullough UNLESS you are ordering your tickets on the day of the performance. In that case, your tickets will instead be held at the performance venue for you to pick up at the door.

Middlebury Faculty and Staff:
your tickets will be mailed to your campus mailbox UNLESS you are ordering your tickets within three days of the performance. In that case, your tickets will instead be held at the performance venue for you to pick up at the door.

Off-Campus Orders: your tickets will be mailed to you UNLESS you are ordering your tickets within one week of the performance. In that case, your tickets will instead be held at the performance venue for you to pick up at the door.

I have tickets, but now I can't go. What should I do?

All ticket sales are final; there is a no return/refund policy.  Please feel free to pass your tickets along to a friend who will enjoy the performance—or alert our Box Office if your tickets will go unused. (802-443-MIDD or box_office@middlebury.edu)

I lost my tickets. What should I do?

Please alert the Box Office that your tickets have been lost by calling 802-443-MIDD or emailing box_office@middlebury.edu. If we need to reprint tickets for you, we'll do so when you arrive for the performance.  You will need to stop by the box office within one hour prior to curtain.

The show I want to see is sold out. Is there any way I can still get in?

Maybe! If any tickets for a sold-out show are returned or released, they will go on sale at 10:00 A.M. on the day of the show, on a first-come, first-served basis.  We take an in-person wait list, starting one hour prior to sold-out performances.  All members of your party must be present to be on the list, and you should be prepared to stay at the performance venue until curtain time.

Can I get a season ticket?

We do not offer a season ticket, or "subscription."  However, the College subsidizes our ticket prices to make them more affordable to all. Please come to as many individual events as you like!

Where can I go to get a bite to eat before the show?

In addition to many off-campus options, The Grille or Crossroads Cafe in McCullough are open late into the evenings, with a wide array of salads, sandwiches, pizzas, coffee/tea, beer, and more.  McCullough is a five-minute walk from the Center for the Arts, on Old Chapel Road.  (Parking is limited.)

How do I find out if a show is cancelled because of the weather?

It's rare that we cancel performances for the weather—but in that case, you can call our box office at 802-443-MIDD or check this website for details.

I think I left something behind when I was at an arts event. Do you have a lost and found?

Please contact the Mahaney Center for the Arts at 802-443-3168 or cfa@middlebury.edu to inquire about lost items.


How do I know if a performance is ok for my child?

Please contact the Box Office at 802-443-MIDD or box_office@middlebury.edu with questions about show content.  As a courtesy to audience members and performers, please use discretion regarding a young child's ability to sit quietly and enjoy a performance.

For the Hirschfield International Film Series, we regret that we are unable to preview all the films and videos—some may be inappropriate for children.  Please use your discretion.

Is there a dress code?

There is no formal dress code for arts events.  Many patrons choose to dress up for Performing Arts Series events—but Midd students wear a wide array of different clothing styles!

When can I find out what's coming up next season?

Our printed Arts Calendar is published in mid-August.  Our website is updated frequently from then on.

Who decides what shows to put on?

A variety of faculty, staff, and students choose arts programming every year.  The Performing Arts Series Director is Paul Nelson; the Museum of Art Director is Richard Saunders; and each of the six academic departments present performances as well. Ideas come from all over campus.