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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.


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

“The Thanksgiving Play” brings faculty and student collaboration

State University Theatre is putting on a unique performance, “The Thanksgiving Play,” at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center this week through the weekend. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. from Nov. 18-20. There is one showtime at 2 p.m. Nov. 21. The play focuses on a group of white artists as they create a culturally sensitive Thanksgiving Play.

Kirschner selected as J.P. Hendrickson Faculty Scholar and Herbert Cheever Jr. Liberal Arts lecturer

Luz Angélica Kirschner, assistant professor of German, Spanish and global studies, is the honored speaker for the J.P. Hendrickson and Herbert Cheever Jr. lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Her presentation, “Human Rights in the Americas,” is based on a book she authored and coedited with colleagues from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

SDSU bachelor's degree in theatre earns accreditation

South Dakota State University officials announced the university’s bachelor’s degree program (B.A./B.S) in theatre has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre. The degree program is in SDSU’s School of Performing Arts, which is in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. NAST is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges and universities with appro
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