A state-of-the-art facility, the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center was built as a joint project between the university and the city of Brookings.
The Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center serves South Dakota State University, the Brookings community and the region. The state-of-the-art center opened with "Chicago" and is the home for concerts, theatrical and dance performances, special events and SDSU’s School of Performing Arts.
The Oscar's name recognizes the vision and exceptional, unwavering generosity of the Pat and Dale Larson Family and the Larson Foundation.
A comprehensive facility, it provides spaces for both the instruction and performance in dance, music and theater. Developed by design architect Malcom Holzman and acoustically engineered by David Kahn, the center proves that what an individual hears and sees during performances do correlate and that great art is made in great settings.
Events are held in the Larson Memorial Concert Hall, Fishback Studio Theatre, Oscar Larson Theatre and Founders Recital Hall.
Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center
Physical Address:1601 University Blvd.
Brookings, SD 57007