In music, theatre and dance, timing is everything.

South Dakota State University’s passion for excellence in the performing 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.

The First Bank and Trust Matching Challenge

First Bank & Trust invites you to join them in supporting the Performing Arts Center Expansion. The First Bank & Trust Matching Challenge is designed to inspire and encourage you to join the effort to finish the fundraising for the $50 million expansion to the SDSU Performing Arts Center.

All gifts, made between April 2017 and April 2018, up to a total of $750,000 are eligible to be matched by First Bank & Trust to help finish the funding for the project.

Imagine seeing a performance in the new facility in 2019, and knowing that you helped make it possible. 

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, choir, and dance.
  • A 225-seat recital hall for ensemble and solo performances with a professional-grade pipe organ.
  • The unification of music, theatre and dance into one building.

The time is now.

Your gift at this time can truly help us complete our long-standing vision for a state-of-the-art facility. You can help fund a performing arts center that serves all students and brings 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.