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Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center Building
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About The Oscar

The Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center 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.

The naming of The Oscar recognizes the vision and exceptional, unwavering generosity of the Pat and Dale Larson Family and the Larson Foundation. The Oscar 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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Mission

The Oscar’s mission is to engage its community and foster collaboration by hosting 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.

Vision

The Oscar is committed to providing world-class facilities, technologies, and event support for experiences including concerts, theatrical productions, dance performances, lectures, recordings, and special events for the SDSU campus, community, and region while supporting the development of programs and groups dedicated to educating, entertaining, and serving performing arts patrons.

Core Values

  • Creativity: Celebrating the performing arts and its ability to be creative, innovative, and transformative.
  • Stewardship: Setting the standard of world-class facilities, operations, and guest experiences.
  • Community: Creating community and fostering collaboration within the performing arts.
  • People-Centered: Establishing a culture where people of all talents and skills are celebrated, from world-renowned artists to those just beginning their creative exploration.
  • Inclusion: Providing everyone the opportunity to experience the creative energy, anticipation, excitement, and joy of live performance.
  • Excellence: Supporting the pursuit of greatness for individuals and their work.

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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

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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.