DWU Theatre

People performing on a theater stage.

The DWU Theatre opened in September 2017. This $1.2-million, 5,000-square-foot building is located on the south side of Dakota Discovery Museum on DWU’s campus. The facility houses a black-box theatre, scene shop, office space, dressing rooms, bathrooms and a green room, and will be the official home to the Ron and Sheilah Gates Department of Theatre. Major donors for this project include: Ron and Sheilah Gates, of Mitchell; The Sam F. Weller Family Foundation, of Mitchell; Mike and Lesta Turchen of Hill City; the Mitchell Area Charitable Foundation; and Mark Puetz and Katie Murphy, of Mitchell.