CENTER HIGHLIGHT: Mini Year in Review 2017-18

Every year at the Usher Recognition Dinner we ask each of you to share your favorite performance of the past year. Give it some thought over the weekend. Here are some that stand out:

The Presenting Series included Deborah Voigt, Quetzal, Nathan and Julie Gunn, Cage Shuffle, the Preservation Hall extravaganza, Kiera Duffy, The Okee Dokee Brothers, Solera, Third Coast, The Mountaintop,  Dragons Love Tacos, Chloe Agnew, Patti LuPone and Itzhak Perlman

We had dance with Nic Gareiss: Irish Dance, Jessica Lang Dance and the Grand Rapids Ballet.

In the Browning we had the Summer Classics Series, the ANDKids festival, National Theatre Live, MET Operas, the Jewish Film Festival, and countless new and classic movies.

FTT brought us Rhinoceros, Native Gardens and the musical Spring Awakening.

Shakespeare brought us the Cabaret Event with Angela Ingersoll and the main event: Much Ado About Nothing.

The University brought us many events including the massively popular: ND Forum- Views From the West Wing.

Let’s not forget Sorin: A Notre Dame Story!

…and as always, everyone’s favorites: Game Day Masses, Commencement Ceremonies and Admitted Student Days!

Obviously, these are just a few of our great events over the year, but we can’t wait to hear your favorites on Tuesday. If you can’t make the dinner, feel free to send us an email of what was your favorite and we’ll share it with the group. Thanks!









Please wish our June babies a Happy B-day!

6/09 Leo L.

6/12 John Y.

6/17 Marilyn C.

6/17 Ana D.

6/19 Jack E.

6/24 Marilyn S.

6/29 Anastasia G.

TIP OF THE WEEK: Summer Ticket Office Hours

The Ticket Office will be closed from Sunday, June 3th through Sunday, July 8th. Event information, ticket sales and the choice of ticket delivery method remain available online at All phone messages to the Ticket Office will be answered within 2 business days.

Regular business hours of Monday–Friday, noon to 6 p.m, plus one hour prior to show times, resume on Monday, July 9th.


Summer is traditionally a down time at the Center, but we still have some events to keep us and the community entertained.


We have the Notre Dame Community Band on the Irish Green on Wednesday June 27th.

Friday July 6th brings us the Concert Band & Soldiers Chorus of the United States Army Field Band. The concert begins at 7:30 PM, also on the Irish Green.

August 1st-3rd is the return of the ANDkids World Film Festival in the Browning. Films still to be determined, but we’re sure they’ll be great.

We will also be having our annual events like the Reunion programs, the Summer Scholars programs, ACE Commencement, plus some films here and there. Add to this the Shakespeare Festival and we’ll be having a great summer at DPAC!

TIP OF THE WEEK: Rain Calls Reminder!







Like last Summer’s outdoor events, our outdoor events this summer will have Rain Calls. The Rain Call will be in case of inclement weather. If we are having a bad weather day (which is quite common!), the event will take place in one of our indoor venues (most likely the Leighton). To any Ushers who sign up for these Rain Call shifts, we will contact you by 3:30 PM the day of the event to let you know if we will need you for the evening. The ushers who are signed up for the regular shift for the event will still remain on the event (just they will have to work indoors, as opposed to outdoors!) For any usher who is on a Rain Call shift, you will get ONE hour added to your total yearly hours if the weather is nice and we don’t need your service.

TIP OF THE WEEK: Commencement Parking

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up about Commencement weekend parking. Yes, it will be crazy as always!


Please give yourself plenty of time to get parked and to your shift on time. Friday and Saturday will be a little better than Sunday, but it will still be very busy.

Friday day ushers, note that parking attendants will not be ticketing for visitor parking, so no need to get a ticket from the visitor parking kiosk. Please park in any open spots in the Walsh lot, Compton lot, or Joyce lot as usual.

If any time this weekend, especially Sunday, you are having trouble getting a spot, please feel free to park in the Eddy Street Commons lot. When you enter, take your ticket and park. When you arrive at DPAC let us know that you parked at the Commons lot and we will give you a voucher sticker that will cover the cost of parking. To leave this lot, you first go up to the exit gate and scan the ticket you were given upon arrival and then it will ask you for payment and you scan the voucher sticker we gave you. There you go!

Look forward to seeing many of you on this busy, busy weekend!

TIP OF THE WEEK: Ticket Office Hours

This weekend and next weekend are crazy with Fischoff and Commencement so wanted to let you know of the Ticket Office hours as an FYI. Here you go:


Ticket Office Fischoff Weekend Hours:

Friday May 11th: 12:00 PM – 10:15 PM

Saturday May 12th: 12:00 PM – 10:15 PM

Sunday May 13st: 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM


Ticket Office Commencement Weekend Hours:

Friday May 18th: 12:00 PM – 8:15 PM

Saturday May 19th: 8:00 AM-1:30 PM & 8:00 PM–10:00 PM

Sunday May 20th: Closed