Arts and Culture

Where can you find arts and culture opportunities at SRU? Everywhere! From concerts and theatre to ballet and art, SRU is a vibrant hub of cultural activity.

If you're looking to expand your horizons and check out something new or different, SRU has your ticket to the arts.

Here's just a taste of some of the arts and culture programs and events you'll find at SRU:


The Performing Arts Series has been bringing great performances and entertainment to SRU for over a decade. From musical cabaret to singer songwriters, this series includes several shows at SRU each year along with scheduled trips. 


Contemporary musicals. Shakespeare and the classics. Cutting edge new work. SRU's Department of Theatre strives to produce a diverse, exciting season of work each year, which includes two main stage shows a semester. Recent productions include: Much Ado About Nothing, Spring Awakening, Julius Caesar, Dead Man's Cell Phone, A Christmas Carol, Frost/Nixon, and Heathers: The Musical.


The Martha Gault Art Gallery is SRU's on-campus gallery where you can view works and exhibits from artists and students alike. There's also the Martha Gault Art Society, an energetic student group that organizes art events ranging from trips to Falling Water to painting murals around the SRU community.


The Office of Multicultural Programs provides programs and events designed to enhance the college experience and educate the campus community. These programs promote diversity awareness and help expose our students to new cultures and ideas.


The University Program Board (UPB) is a student-run organization that brings a variety of entertainment and educational programs to campus. UPB offers activities featuring local, national, and international entertainers in areas such as performing arts, concerts, films, lectures, and travel.


An annual event at SRU, the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival showcases the best of SRU's dance, music, theatre, and visual arts, as well as nationally and internationally known guest artists. This festival is a fun and exciting celebration of all things arts and culture at SRU.


The  SRU's Department of Dance produces six concerts a year,  including the 60 x 60 Experimental Music, Dance and Video Concert; the Faculty and Guest Artist Concert; and the Fall, Winter, and Senior Dance Concerts.  Audiences can enjoy a wide range of dance styles, including contemporary, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop, and world dance forms.  For information about event dates and tickets, please call 724.738.2036.