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Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center

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.

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Performing Arts Organizations

The Oscar has multiple event series - Brookings Chamber Music Society, Brookings Community Theatre, Brookings School District, School of Performing Arts Music, Prairie Repertory Theatre, State University Theatre and Dance, and Woodbine Productions.


Performance Spaces and Facilities

Looking for a place to host a business meeting, an event or a wedding? The Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center has what you need.


About The Oscar

The Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center’s mission is to engage its community through artistic, educational and cultural experiences that enrich lives, promote lifelong learning in and through the performing arts, and serve as a gateway between SDSU and the greater community.

News from The oscar larson performing arts center

S.D. Supreme Court traveling session coming to SDSU

South Dakota State University and the School of American and Global Studies will host the South Dakota Supreme Court next week for its March 2023 Term of Court. The justices will be on campus next Tuesday through Thursday, March 21-23, for the court’s spring traveling session, with most public events taking place at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center, 1601 University Boulevard, Brookings. O...

Brookings Chamber Music Society presents Ensemble Chaconne

The Brookings Chamber Music Society continues its season at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 20, with a performance by Boston-based Ensemble Chaconne. The concert will take place in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center on the campus of South Dakota State University. Ensemble Chaconne, comprised of Peter H.

Pham to present senior recital

Isaac Pham, a music education major at South Dakota State University, will present his senior recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5, in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center’s Founders Recital Hall on the SDSU campus. Pham, from Lincoln, Nebraska, will play percussion.

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