Ensuring Quality Student Life and Community Engagement Through the Gracie Theatre

Performances and gatherings provide opportunities for learning and developing relationships within our Husson campus community and with residents of the surrounding area. On any given day, students and members of the community can attend a performance, an exhibition or a lecture at Husson University. The arts not only enrich the quality of life on our campus, they enhance the creative landscape of Bangor and the surrounding area. 

The Gracie Theatre

While some of our creative initiatives entertain audiences, others focus on educating, informing and inspiring the public.

The Gracie Theatre has been a valuable source of campus and community engagement since its opening in 2010. It has brought to the greater Bangor community quality musical and theatrical performances, including such notable performers as Molly Ringwald, Paul Reiser, Howie Day, and Paula Cole. 

This state-of-the-art theater with high definition sound, acoustics and superb lighting, also serves as a teaching and learning laboratory for students studying at Husson’s New England School of Communications (NESCom).

Ensuring that the Gracie Theatre and Husson University can continue to offer patrons a superb cultural experience requires us to monitor and upgrade the theatre’s technology, lighting and other production equipment. An endowed “opportunity fund” will make sure that this marvelous facility has the resources available to sustain its excellence. 

The campaign is seeking to create a $500,000 Gracie Theatre Opportunity Endowment.