McNeese Campus Venues
340 E Sale Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70605 - Inside Shearman Fine Arts Annex
This rotating exhibition gallery has been in operation since 1983, dedicated to the memory of Lillie Franak Abercromie. This space holds up to 20-30 people at once and has showcased the works of internationally renowned artists, university faculty and McNeese students.
McNeese State University built this building in 1968. Located east of the quad, the auditorium capacity is 387. The room is equipped with speaker system, projection capabilities, small instruction stage and lights with dimming abilities.
This newly renovated conference center seats up to 100 with several lecture, meeting and presentation capabilities.
Built in 1939 as a Federal Works project under Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration, the F.G. Bulber Auditorium is on the register of Historic Places. With local recognition from the Calcasieu Preservation Society, this Institutional Art Deco style building holds up to 2,000 people in two-tiered seating.
Inside Shearman Fine Arts Annex
This space holds up to 60 at once and has showcased the works of internationally renowned artists, university faculty and McNeese students. It is also open for viewing to the public during normal university hours.
Located north of the quad, inside the "New" Ranch, the Parra Ballroom holds up to 350 and is used by many groups and organizations on campus throughout the year.
With a capacity of 2500 people, the main quad has been part of the campus construction and renovation projects since 2000. With most recent updates including landscape, the school seal laid into the bricks and the new clock, the quad is quickly becoming a unique venue to host several events on campus.
Located on Vernon Drive, Hardtner Hall was built in 2000. With a seating capacity of 267, Stokes Auditorium is a multi-purpose assembly space.
Dedicated after Anita and Joe Tritico, the theatre seats up to 526 in a single-tiered audience. It is fully-equipped with lighting and sound capabilities.