Beasley Coliseum, built in 1973, is named for the former executive vice president Wallis Beasley who retired in 1981. Many of the campus' cultural activities take place here: ballet performances, plays, operas, rock concerts, and guest lectures. It is also the site of Washington State University's Graduation ceremonies.
This structure seats 12,000 for Cougar basketball games on Friel court and 12,500 for major concerts. Friel court was named for Jack Friel, a 1923 graduate and WSU basketball coach for 30 years (1929 to 1958).
The facility can also be set-up in the following configurations:
- Mini-Arena - 4,700
- Theatre - 2,500
- Mini-Theatre - 1,000
- Chamber Theatre - 275