On September 10, 1927, President Calvin Coolidge dedicated this outdoor theatre and the Lincoln Memorial Library.
Designed by Ada B. Caldwell, an art professor, Sylvan Theatre is decorated with wrought iron gates which were hand-forged on campus. From 1928 until 1973 Sylvan Theatre was the site of most graduations. The stage is still used for plays and films. In 1998, Sylvan Theatre was renovated in preparation for the inauguration of SDSU’s 18th president, Peggy Gordon Elliott, on September 19.
Physical Address:912 Medary Ave.
Brookings, SD 57007