Strider Theater
Strider Theater
Colby’s premier theater and dance venue since 1976, Strider Theater is a proscenium-style theater that seats 262. It is the main performance space in the Runnals Building. Strider Theater is used for student theater and dance rehearsals and performances as well as professional touring companies’ performances that are part of the Theater and Dance at Colby series. Completed in 1976, the theater is named for Colby’s 16th president, Robert E.L. Stider II, and his wife, Helen. 
Follow directions to Colby’s campus. As you come onto campus on Mayflower Hill Drive, Runnals is on the left, at the head of the first quadrangle of buildings formed by Foss-Woodman and Mary Low-Coburn. To drop off passengers, turn left onto Runnals Drive after passing the President’s House.
Parking Information:
Parking is in the Mary Low lot, on the right as you enter the campus.
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Colby-3-2013-gallery211250Founded in 1959 and now comprising five wings, nearly 8,000 works and more than 38,000 square feet of exhibition space, the Colby College Museum of Art has built an important collection that specializes in American and contemporary art with additional, select collections of Chinese antiquities and European paintings and works on paper. The Museum serves as a teaching resource for Colby College and is a major cultural destination for the residents of Maine and visitors to the state.


In July 2013, the Colby Museum inaugurated the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion. Refined and minimalist in design, the glass pavilion completes a circuit with the four existing wings of the Museum. The pavilion provides a spacious lobby that includes a sculpture gallery and terrace, as well as new exhibition galleries, classrooms, expanded collection storage, and staff offices. A three-story wall drawing by conceptual artist IMG_0015Sol LeWitt occupies the glass-enclosed stairwell. The pavilion's upper floor is dedicated to the College's art department, providing new studios for photography and fine art foundation classes.


The Museum is wheelchair accessible through the North and South entrances of the Bixler Art and Music Center. Parking is available in Roberts Lot.