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The Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center

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The Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center serves South Dakota State University, the Brookings community and the Region. It is a state-of-the-art performing arts center that is the home for concerts, theatrical and dance performances, special events and SDSU’s School of Performing Arts. Weekly events are livestreamed to bring the arts to a broader audience.

The naming of the Center recognizes the vision and exceptional, unwavering generosity of the Pat and Dale Larson Family and the Larson Foundation. The Center is a comprehensive facility providing spaces for both the instruction and performance in dance, music and theatre. 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.   

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The Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center Events

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Apr 23

Spring Festival of Music: Opera and Orchestra

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Apr 24

Spring Festival of Music: Jazz Bands

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Apr 24

Spring Festival of Music: Statesmen

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Apr 24

Spring Festival of Music: Choralia I

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The Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center News

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Theater Production

'[title of show] (clean version)' coming to campus

State University Theatre and Dance continues its spring 2021 season with performances of “[title of show] (clean version)” at 7:30 p.m. April 15-17 and at 2 p.m. April 18 in the Oscar Larson Theatre of the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center at South Dakota State University.

State University Theatre and Dance announces spring schedule

State University Theatre and Dance will present its spring season in both in-person and livestream formats.

SDSU to host the 2021 Class B State One-Act Play Festival

For the first time, South Dakota State University will host the Class B State One-Act Play Festival. The 2021 event will feature 16 high schools at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center Feb. 5-6.