School of Music, Theatre
and Dance

Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041

A group of dance students performs on an outdoor stage

Performances and Events

Ticket Information

We hope you’ll join us for many performances this season, and we’ve made doing so even easier with the elimination of service charges for all tickets.

How to Order:

All performances, even free, require an advance ticket from Please check our events page for specific ticketing details for each event. To reserve tickets from eTix, follow these links:
Varner Recital Hall events
Varner Courtyard Stage events
Varner Studio Theatre events
Varner Lab Theatre events

The Varner Hall Box Office is not open for afternoon hours this year, however tickets are available at the Office of Student Involvement (OSI) Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. OSI is located in the Oakland Center, room 49. Tickets are also available 1 hour before performances at the venues.


Events are subject to cancellation or change, please be sure to check our website calendar for current performance information. Many of our shows sell out, and only an advance ticket purchase guarantees your seat. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Varner Hall, on the OU campus, is surrounded by ample free parking.

Please be advised: due to the nature of the Varner Studio Theatre setup, patrons cannot be admitted or re-seated while a show is in progress. 

Group sales
Discounts are available to groups of 20 or more who pre-book their visit to any Music, Theatre or Dance performance. You are strongly encouraged to make reservations well in advance, as many of our shows sell out. For information call the box office manager at (248) 370-3013.

For questions, please contact the SMTD Box Office Manager at or (248) 370-3013.

Maps and Parking

Oakland University is located in southeastern Michigan between Flint and Detroit. The 1,441-acre campus actually extends into two cities — Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, between Adams Road and Squirrel Road, just south of Walton Boulevard.

Take I-75 to exit 79 and go east on University Drive to the main entrance of campus. Or, take M-59 to the Squirrel Road exit and go north to the main entrance of campus at the corner of University Drive. 

Varner Hall, which is located on Pioneer Drive in the southwest quadrant of campus.

The address for Varner Hall is 371 Varner Drive, Rochester, MI 48309.

For more information, see the online campus map.

If you wish to use your smart phone map to find us search for "Varner Hall."  
Free parking is available in several lots adjacent to Varner Hall, including lots 36, 26 and 24. Request a printable map.