As a performing arts center on the campus of a liberal arts college, we
understand the value of educating and engaging students of all ages.
Every season, our program is carefully selected to entertain, but also
to educate, to foster intellectual capacities, and to nurture cultural
The Dana Center for the Humanities is home to Saint Anselm’s nationally
ranked humanities program, which is the cornerstone of our liberal arts
education. Its distinctive, interdisciplinary approach teaches students
to move among disciplines as all Saint Anselm students, regardless of
major, participate in this nationally known, widely acclaimed program.
Faculty members from all disciplines lead seminars in which students
contemplate questions of what human greatness means in the context of
historical, philosophical, political, and artistic endeavors.
Each and every performance on the Dana Center stage supports our
humanities program and the college’s mission of creating thoughtful
leaders who dedicate themselves to the active pursuit of truth.
Classical and contemporary artists representing all genres of the
performing arts perform in the Koonz Theatre.
Students of all ages and from all over New Hampshire are also given the
opportunity through our matinee performances and community outreach to
benefit from our educational and entertaining programming.
By bringing these performances from such a diverse array of countries
and traditions to Saint Anselm College, we connect with the human
experience across cultures and bring to life the lessons of the