Sheridan Hall was the former home of a 2,000 seat arena in which FHSU held concerts, basketball games and conventions. In 1987 renovation began on this landmark creating the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center, which seats 1,100. The Performing Arts Series, ENCORE, brings events ranging from ballet and opera to musicals and dramatic productions to symphonies and bluegrass bands. It is also the host to many FHSU music department concerts and recitals. The facility is available for rental to both campus and community organizations.