Help Support the arts!

At Transylvania, the arts come alive, shaping students’ experiences and inspiring our community. Our performances and facilities don’t just entertain, they help students develop critical skills and foster a vibrant arts scene in the heart of Lexington.

By supporting Transylvania and the Mitchell Fine Arts Center, you’re investing in the future of our students and community. Visit the link below to make a tax-deductible contribution and help keep the momentum going.

From upgrading equipment to updated signage, a donation to support operations helps keep the facility running smoothly.

The Mitchell Fine Arts Center is committed to bringing in performances that impact our campus and our community. Your donation helps Transylvania bring world-class performers to our campus and to Lexington.

Transylvania is proud of the amazing work that our students create. Help support academic opportunities for the performing arts at Transylvania University.

Your support expands access for our students. Help us improve accessibility features in our facility and create diverse and inclusive programming that reflects our community.

When making your gift, select “Other” and enter MFA Operations, MFA Performances, Academic Performing Arts or Accessible Arts in the gift comments section to ensure we direct it correctly.

Our Story

Opened in 1966, Mitchell Fine Arts Center hosts a wide array of local and professional performance companies, along with school, community and academic events.

The building centers around its unique double-sided stage. The 3,400 square-foot stage features the intimate half-round Carrick Theater on one side and the impressive Haggin Auditorium on the other side. This highly versatile and rare design offers users the unique ability to customize the stage layout.

Haggin Auditorium and Carrick Theater are surrounded by a wide array of other assets and venues, including Coleman Recital Hall and the Morlan Gallery. Connected by a breezeway is the Lucille Little Theater, a stand-alone facility featuring a 40 by 60-foot black box theater that is home to Transylvania’s Theater Program. The Lucille C. Little Theater was designed in collaboration with the world-famous Fisher Dachs Associates.

You can see professional theater, professional dance, music, everything else all in Lexington. But then you can also be on the Transy campus, and you can go and see a concert and know everyone in the audience and have a great time.

Tosha Fowler

Lucille C. Little Endowed Chair in Theater