In music, theatre and dance, timing is everything.

South Dakota State University’s passion for excellence in the arts has never wavered. The efforts of our academic leaders, students, and donors have built facilities that served generations of performers over the past forty years. We’re so close, but we’re not done yet.

Sustain the state of art.

To maintain national accreditation in our performing arts disciplines—and continue to recruit and retain top students and faculty—we need to expand and upgrade select facilities. We’re nearly there. With a significant financial commitment from students and leadership gifts from private individuals, we’re seeking final funding for:

  • A full-scale, professional caliber proscenium theatre with seating for 850.
  • Large rehearsal spaces for band, orchestra and choir.
  • A 250-seat recital hall for ensemble and solo performances with a professional-grade pipe organ.
  • The relocation of music, theatre and dance into one building.

The time is now.

Your gift at this time can truly help us obtain our long-standing vision for a state-of-the-art facility. You can help fund a performing arts center that will bring cultural enrichment and economic growth to the community, by establishing Brookings as a premier center for the arts in South Dakota and the region.

Bring delight and inspire new generations to pursue their passion for performance at SDSU.