Welcome to the
Charles R. Dassance Fine Arts Center
The Charles R. Dassance Fine Arts Center has served the college and community since 1967. Named in honor of Dr. Charles R. Dassance, president emeritus, for his contribution to the cultural landscape of the college and community, it is a medium-sized facility for full-stage productions of theater, dance and music. Events in the Dassance Fine Arts Center support the cultural development of the college and community through student productions, guest artist performances, masterclasses, lectures, workshops and other activities. Departmental student performances held each semester are generally the culmination of successful coursework for CF students. Some of these events are CF Theatre productions, Musical Theatre Ensemble, Patriot Singers, Wind Symphony, Chamber Ensembles, the CF Performing Arts Series and a variety of community-based arts performances.
The Dassance Fine Arts Center enjoyed an extensive renovation completed in 2007. This included the creation of a new sound engineer booth, new auditorium seating, set construction shop, extensive lobby renovations, new lobby restrooms, and replacement of the house lighting system and digital sound system. The Black Box Theatre serves as rehearsal space as well as performances by CF Theatre for Young Audiences.
2012 CF Box Office Staff
The Box Office is located in the lobby and can be reached by calling 352-873-5810. You may purchase tickets for some events online at tickets.cf.edu.
For information on handicap-accessible seating and companion seats, please call the box office. A limited number of hearing-assist devices are available at the box office for all events. For more information, please call the box office.
In order to schedule an event in or get rental fees and information for the Charles R. Dassance Fine Arts Center, contact the Auditorium Manager at 854-2322, ext. 1585.
We hope to see you at a performance soon. Enjoy the show!