For 25 years, Leach Theatre has hosted Broadway shows, orchestra concerts, comedy acts, universitywide addresses, and film festivals — even events like freshman chemistry safety classes. The theater has touched many lives throughout its history but its No. 1 priority has always been to serve the students of Missouri S&T.
“The theater brings in talented performers that we believe will enrich the students’ experience while here,” says Emily Brickler, director of Leach Theatre. “We bring the arts to the local community and provide an opportunity for people to see performances that they would not have easy access to otherwise.”
Named after 1920 mining engineering graduate Thomas Leach and his wife, Frances, the 650-seat theater is located in Castleman Hall and hosts dozens of professional events throughout the year. The annual list of shows are varied to appeal to as many people as possible. Past performances have ranged fromMomma Mia! and STOMP to concerts by Arlo Guthrie and the Celtic Tenors.