The Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center serves as a hub of South Florida’s rich cultural community. Dedicated in spring of 2010, the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University is home to live theatrical performances by the university’s theater arts program and professional Live at Lynn series, as well as Conservatory of Music concerts and other university-hosted events. The Wold Performing Arts Center, with seating for 750 guests, features superb acoustics, a modern lighting system, a bright, spacious lobby and flexible stage space well-suited for dramatic productions, concerts and other cultural events. The center’s Schmidt Family Studio hosts smaller or more avant-garde productions. Nationally acclaimed architect Herbert S. Newman designed the Wold Performing Arts Center, with an interior meant to mimic the inside of a violin. Construction of the Wold was funded by generous gifts from Elaine Johnson Wold and on behalf of her late husband Keith, along with contributions from individual donors. Mrs. Wold and her family committed $9.3 million for construction of the theater that now bears their names.