Griffin Arena

Located on the upper floor of Cottingham Theatre, Griffin Arena, is dedicated in memory to Anne Frierson Griffin, Columbia College Graduate 1924 and Columbia College faculty 1953-1973. Anne Griffin rejoined Columbia College as the Blackwell Professor of Speech and Chairperson of the Department of Speech and Drama at the time Cottingham Theatre was built. She retired as head of the Department in 1968, but continued to teach until her full retirement in 1973.

The arena seats 88 in a half circle pattern leaving an open floor for small productions, including performances by the CC Players. Lighting and sound complete the area and the arena is also fitted with a built in screen and projection system.

Parking and Directions

Visitor parking is located in parking lots A, B, G, and I as well as unmetered street parking. Visitor parking is also open on campus after 4:30pm, Monday-Friday.

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Contact Information:

Campus Scheduling: 803.786.3933

Artistic Director: 803.786.3897