Students gather on stage after a performance


Welcome to the Prior

The Prior Performing Arts Center is a new hub on campus to connect with the arts: as a performer, audience member, technician, or student. It’s also a great place to grab a hot beverage and a snack between classes or to study with your friends in the evening! Learn more about the academic and co-curricular arts at Holy Cross here.

Student Discounts

Holy Cross students benefit from discounted tickets to music, theater, dance, and other live arts events in the center’s visiting artist series, Prior Presents. Come be thrilled by artists from the around the world for only $5 a ticket!

Student Employment

Students play a crucial role in the operation of the Prior Performing Arts Center, working as AV assistants, after-hours building managers, ushers, ambassadors, and more.

CLICK HERE to learn more about student employment opportunities for the 2024-2025 academic year. 

Prior Practice Rooms

Students are welcome to reserve one of four music practice rooms at the Prior—two of which overlook the Beehive atrium—for solo or small group vocal or instrumental rehearsals.

Students may CLICK HERE to reserve time in the Music Practice Rooms.