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The Rita

The arts come alive at UW-Parkside!

The Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities is one of the newest and largest learning and performance centers in the area. “The Life Expressive,” an iconic art installation by Wisconsin artist Steve Feren, welcomes students and visitors alike.

Affectionately known as “The Rita,” you’ll discover amazing performance venues such as our incredible Frances Bedford Concert Hall. Bedford Hall has been called an “acoustically perfect performance venue” by musicians from around the world.

The Rita’s state-of-the-art instruction facilities include studios for music, theatre, arts, and the 2-D art programs.

The Black Box studio theater provides our award-winning theatre arts company with the versatility to explore a myriad of production settings.

Art programs at The Rita are as varied as the space itself. From theatre productions and concerts of every genre, to a multitude of art exhibits in three museum-quality galleries -- as its name implies, The Rita truly is a regional treasure.