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Remembering Porterfield's Stage

Remembering Porterfield Hall
Porterfield Hall 1974-2021. Charles L. Hayes Stage. Nancy Necessary Pridemore Playhouse. Dr. James W. and Lilli H. Hawes Studio Theatre. In Memory of all actors, directors, designers and technicians who trod on this stage! Radford University.

We are calling upon our Radford Family of theatre enthusiasts to celebrate the rich history of theatre at Radford University.

For $150 (including shipping), you can support students studying theatre within the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) AND own a piece of Radford theater history.

Each plaque includes a floor sample from one of the original traps of the Hayes Stage. Each, unique and complete with random spattered paint, screw or nail holes, spike tape, etc., testifies to the character and many productions that have graced this historic stage! 

Learn more here!


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News & Events

  1. Shakespeare Returns to Radford »


    Radford's Theater Department stages Much Ado About Nothing, a new play for a long standing tradition.

  2. Exploring the Dark Side of the Moon »


    The College of Visual and Performing Arts celebrates the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s landmark concept album, Dark Side of the Moon, with a free live performance.

  3. Wearing Womanhood: Radford Professor on NPR’s With Good Reason »


    Assistant Professor Camilla Morrison discusses women and motherhood on With Good Reason.

  4. Student Production Takes on Challenging Play »


    Theater Students take on Red Light Winter.

  5. Mummenschanz Celebrates 50 Years in Radford Performance »


    One of the world’s most celebrated and storied stage troupes will entertain southwest Virginia as part of Radford University’s Performance Series.

  6. Q&A with Costume Designer Camilla Morrison »


    A few questions with Visiting Professor, Camilla Morrison, who brings her talents to the Costume Shop for the Department of Theater and Cinema.

  7. Children's Musical Coming this Fall »


    The cast is set for Radford University’s annual performance aimed at young audiences. 

  8. Tony Winning Smash Musical Comes to Radford University »


    Musical theater will return to Radford University on April 12 as the Department of Theater and Cinema presents a Tony award-winning comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone, a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical.

  9. Tall tales yield large laughs in ‘The Liar’ »


    The Department of Theatre and Cinema brings the classic comedy, “The Liar” by David Ives, to online audiences this April. 

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