Van Meter Hall

270-745-0111
1906 College Heights Blvd. | Bowling Green, KY 42101
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Van Meter Hall was the first building constructed on the campus of Western Kentucky University. Constructed in 1911, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. This historic building underwent a major renovation and expansion in 2008. The overhaul of the building included improvements in lighting, acoustic upgrades, restoration of the original chandeliers and crown molding, the addition of an electronic orchestra pit, an audio/visual area, a redisgned balcony, new elevator and restrooms, beautiful dressing rooms and a defined greenroom. The Auditorim seats nearly 1,100 people and hosts concerts, theater performances, public events, and is available for rental.

Van Meter was Louisville architect Brinton B. Davis' first project at WKU. When completed, it was one of the largest buildings between Nashville and Louisville. A student who first saw the campus in 1913 thought Van Meter "the biggest building in the world," a perception accentuated by its position atop a commanding hill. Resembling the Acropolis' Erectheion Temple, Davis lavished the "rotunda" of Van Meter with beautiful fluted pilasters, a stained glass skylight and French marble. Visitors and students enjoy the view from its steps and the nearby fountain.

Jan26

PRISM Concert

January 26, 2018
Van Meter Hall

The annual PRISM Concert is an amazing event and reflects the true spirit of the WKU Department of... Read More

Feb23

The Symphony at WKU

February 23, 2018
Van Meter Hall

Get some culture in your life and get rid of your cabin fever by seeing the Symphony at Western... Read More

Mar8

WKU Choirs...

March 8, 2018
Van Meter Hall

WKU Choirs Mid-Winter Concert will be held at Van Meter Hall. Read More

Mar23

Schoolhouse Rock...

March 23, 2018
Van Meter Hall

Kids and parents alike will enjoy Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. which is based on the Emmy... Read More

Apr6

WKU Musical, "9 to...

April 6-8, 2018
Van Meter Hall

WKU's Music Department presents the classic musical, "9 to 5." For more information, call... Read More

Apr22

WKU Choirs Spring...

April 22, 2018
Van Meter Hall

WKU Choirs Spring Finale will be held at Van Meter Hall. Read More

Apr27

The Symphony at WKU

April 27, 2018
Van Meter Hall

Get some culture in your life and get rid of your cabin fever by seeing the Symphony at Western... Read More