The Helen C. Laird Theatre is a 340-seat thrust stage theatre. It is fully equipped with a 48-dimmer, computerized stage-lighting system and a professional sound system, including CD, tape and mini-disk capabilities. In addition, videotape, DVD and PowerPoint equipment is available. The backstage area includes two dressing rooms, a green room and scene shop. If requested, a portable shell, choir risers and an array of platforms is available.
Helen Connor Laird Fine Arts Building
The Helen Connor Laird Fine Arts Building, completed in 1971, is the primary venue for the performing arts events on campus. The building houses the 340-seat Helen Connor Laird Theatre, the Fine Arts Gallery, and the UW Box Office for ticket sales on the building's main level. The intimate arena-style Black Box Theatre and rehearsal and practice rooms for theatre and music students are found on the lower level.
The Helen Connor Laird Fine Arts Building was officially named by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents in 1984 to honor the memory of Helen Connor Laird (1888-1982), a lifelong resident of Marshfield and patron of the arts in the community. Mrs. Laird was the first woman president of the Marshfield Board of Education and a member of the UW Board of Regents (1951-1959).
Many of the special programs in the arts which are presented in the Helen Connor Laird Fine Arts Building are made possible by the Laird Fund for the Arts, established and sustained by the family of Helen Connor Laird.
Other Facility Rental Needs
Need a space for meetings, workshop training sessions or a small conference? We are happy to accommodate you with various sized meeting rooms, technology and services.
Visit the Campus Map page for parking and directions.
Facility Rental Fees
We charge a facility rental fee for all room usage on our campus to help us pay for the additional cost of maintenance and building upkeep. Prices subject to yearly updates. Current pricing will be included on room reservation confirmation at time of completion.
Facility Rental Services and Contact:
Contact Continuing Education for more information and reservations at 715-389-6520 or email CE.
The UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield provides food service through their campus vendor for for community meetings and events on campus and must be given an opportunity to quote your event. They also offer off-site catering and campus restaurant is open to the public. Due to covid, the kitchen has been closed, but we anticipate it coming back this fall.
Let Continuing Education take care of the details of coordinating your event! Continuing Education specializes in offering trainings, seminars and workshops for businesses and nonprofits. Services include: registration, payment collection, promotional materials, informational folders and materials, event check in and more. For more information call 715-389-6520 or email email@example.com.