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Performance Location

All Encore Series performances take place in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center located inside Sheridan Hall on the Fort Hays State University Campus.

Sheridan Hall

Sheridan Hall is located at 601 Park St, Hays, KS 67601.

    From I-70 take:

  • Exit 159 (US 183/Vine Street) South to 8th Street. Turn west on 8th Street to Park Street. Turn south on Park Street for parking OR
  • Exit 157 (US 183 Bypass) South to 8th Street. Turn east on 8th Street to College Drive or Park Street for parking.

General Information

  • All shows begin at 7:30 PM. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain time.
  • Please arrive 15-30 minutes before the start of the performance. Individuals will not be seated after a performance begins except at appropriate times during the program. Patrons may be asked to stand at the back of the hall or to sit in the unreserved seating section.
  • Wheelchair accessible areas are available in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center. Please let us know if seating in this area is required and if a guest will need a seat nearby.
  • To preserve the theater experience children 4 and under will not be admitted. Use discretion in deciding if programs are suitable for children 5-17 years in age; all children must have tickets.
  • Following each performance and at the end of the season, visit www.fhsu.edu/encore to provide feedback about the Encore Series.

Theatre Etiquette

  • All mobile devices must be turned off during all performances.
  • The use of cameras and recording devices during performances is strictly prohibited.
  • Please check all coats in the Coat Room ahead of the performance.
  • Please remain in your seat during the performance. Guests are encouraged to use the restroom before the show and during intermission.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the theatre and may only be consumed in the lobby.
  • Do not be afraid to laugh, applaud, and show your appreciation for the performers' hard work.
  • Please remain in your seat until the curtain call is over and the house lights have come up.
  • Please observe the rules of common courtesy. Be quiet during the performance, do not cut in line at the restroom, and respect the theatre-going experience of everyone around you.

Specially-designed hearing aids, using the stage sound system, are available at no cost. They may be obtained at the box office.

Large-type programs may be requested from the ushers at each performance.

Hotel Information

Staying overnight following a performance? We encourage you to support the Fairfield Inn by Marriott, the official hotel of the Encore Series.

Fairfield Inn
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
377 Mopar Dr., Hays, KS 67601
(785) 625-3344

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