The Redbud Auditorium had a different architectural style than that of older TWU buildings. The Redbud had a contemporary look with a brick ribbon wall alongside the building. The style of the Redbud auditorium was modern for its time; complete continental seating containing 332 seats in total. The second floor in the theater contained three separate rooms an office, a light booth, and a sound booth.
The Redbud Auditorium was used for many purposes including laboratory space, theater productions, seminars, lectures, and guest speakers. Drama events put on at the Redbud Theater included the district American College Theater Festival competition, Choralier Concerts put on by the TWU show choir, and Musicals such as Peter Pan and Robber Bridegroom. The laboratory spaces housed an estimate of 100,000 dollars worth of television equipment. It included a closed-circuit color television installation designed for instructional television use in the 1970s. For its last years, the auditorium building was used for storage.
In 2004, it was announced that the Redbud Auditorium would be demolished due to an abundance of asbestos that would have been too costly for the University to undertake. Administrators found new spaces to hold classes and productions until 2007 when the new Redbud Theater opened in Hubbard Hall. Therefore, the 45-year-old Redbud Theater was demolished over the summer in 2008 and was gone before students returned in the fall. Today the TWU Fitness and Recreation center stands on the location that was once TWU’s beloved Redbud Auditorium.