Location

Parking

Tickets

Seating Capacity

Tornado Shelter

About this Venue

Namesake

Seating Chart

Concessions

Rental Information


Location:

Located in the Duerksen Fine Arts Center lobby (near the south entrance). Locate this building.

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Parking:

Closest available parking is the lot west of the building. Read more about parking.

For the closest WSU Shuttle System drop off location read about the WSU Shuttle System.

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Tickets:

The Box Office for Miller Concert Hall (located in the Duerksen Fine Arts Center) opens 1-hour prior to the start of a ticketed event for will-call and ticket purchases. Arrive early to avoid lines!

Advance ticket purchases are advised. You may purchase tickets online or in-person during regular Box Office hours at the Duerksen Fine Arts Center.

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Seating Capacity:

523 Total Seats Available (509 regular seating + 14 ADA seating)

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Tornado Shelter:

Building Shelter Persons needing help go to
Duerksen Fine Arts Center Go to basement Lowest level below Miller Concert Hall

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About this Venue:

Duerksen opened in 1956 as the Fine Arts Center and was designed to house the activities of the College of Fine Arts. Unfortunately, a planned wing for the art department was not constucted due to lack of funds. The School of Art and Design (formerly the art department) is now located at the McKnight Art Center and Henrion Hall. The Fine Arts Center was later renamed for the alumnus and long time dean of the college, Walter Duerksen. The facility, which houses the School of Music and WSU's main Fine Arts Box Office, includes the 523-seat Miller Concert Hall, classrooms and practice studios.

Dr. Lewis Miller and his wife Selma were devoted patrons of the arts, giving anonymous assistance to art students and programs. An artist herself, Mrs. Miller served on the board of directors of the Wichita Art Association from 1938-1961. Following Dr. Miller's death in 1969, Wichita State University dedicated the Lewis and Selma Miller Concert Hall in the Duerksen Fine Arts Center in honor of their contribution of both time and means to community art and theater development. Upon Mrs. Miller's passing in 1972, the Lewis and Selma Miller fund was established through their estate to ensure the development and furtherance of the WSU College of Fine Arts and the Ulrich Museum.

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Namesake:

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Lewis & Selma Miller

  • Dr. Lewis Miller and his wife, Selma, are the namesakes of the Miller Concert Hall in Duerksen Music Building on the WSU campus. Dr. and Mrs. Miller were devoted patrons of the arts, giving anonymous assistance to art students and programs. Following Dr. Miller’s death in 1969, Wichita State University dedicated the Lewis and Selma Miller Concert Hall in the Duerksen Fine Arts Center in honor of their contribution of both time and means to community art and theater development. Upon Mrs. Miller’s passing in 1972, the Lewis and Selma Miller fund was established through their estate to ensure the development and furtherance of the WSU College of Fine Arts and the Ulrich Museum.

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Seating Chart:

The seating charts below show fixed seating within the Fine Arts venues. Most events are General Admission (first-come-first-served). Please follow this link to our online ticketing system to see if your event is a General Admission or a Reserved Seating show.

Seating chart diagram.

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Concessions

There are no concessions currently available at any of the Fine Arts Venues. Please remember that food of any kind is not allowed inside any of the performance venues.

Water fountains are available throughout Duerksen Fine Arts Center.

Vending machines with soda and snacks are available near the east entrance of the Duerksen Fine Arts Center.

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Reserve Miller Concert Hall

To reserve Miller Concert Hall, follow this link to contact Performance Facilities.

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