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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

Cassady, Retzer to present junior recital

South Dakota State University juniors Joseph Cassady, clarinet, and Avery Retzer, soprano, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center’s Founders Recital Hall on the SDSU campus. Cassady, is a Brookings native majoring in music education. Retzer is also from Brookings and majoring in music education.

SDSU Theatre and Dance presents Festival of New Plays featuring The 24-Hour Plays

 The Festival of News Plays featuring The 24-Hour Plays, presented this week at South Dakota State University’s Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center, will celebrate the work of playwrights while allowing students and audience members to engage in the development of new works. Three professional playwrights will present staged readings of their work followed by public discussion with the playwright...

Ellis to present senior recital

Andrew Ellis, a senior majoring in music education, will present his senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center’s Founders Recital Hall on the South Dakota State University campus. Ellis, a percussionist from Sioux Falls, will perform works by composers Elliott Carter, Claude Debussy, Casey Cangelosi and Gene Koshinski.

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