• Visual and Performing Arts
    Exhibits and Performances

    Worcester State University’s Visual and Performing Arts Department offers over 15 arts events per year with 3 to 4 gallery exhibits, 10 to 12 music performances, and 3 full theatre productions. All of these events involve students—whether in the background organizing and setting up the show or in the foreground exhibiting or performing their work. All exhibits and performances are open to the public and affordable; some are free. We welcome your interest in our programs and invite you to attend an upcoming event.

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  • Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery

    The Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery, located in the Ghosh Science and Technology Center, offers 3 to 4 exhibits per year of current renowned artists and of our faculty and students—all of which allow students and the public to explore the established, edgy, and innovative in the artistic world. The gallery’s mission is to contribute to the cultural offerings of the region by exhibiting work of vitality and interest in the contemporary art world. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

    Nov. 17 - Dec. 8
    Nov. 17 - Opening Reception - 5-7 p.m.
    Representing the dysfunctional communication and media of this election cycle, the students in “Undisciplined Art,” a course offered through the Visual and Performing Arts Department, exhibit “Babel,” a tower created from scavenged instruments of communication and powered with the sounds of indecipherable language.

    Faculty Exhibition
    Feb. 16 - March 16
    Feb. 16 - Opening Reception - 5 - 7 p.m.
    Abstracts, Luminaries, Sculptures, Printmaking, Paintings, Photography and more represent the artistic talents of the faculty in the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Worcester State University in this Faculty Exhibition.

    Student Thesis Exhibition 2017
    April 20 - May 4
    April 20 - Opening Reception - 5-7 p.m.
    Graduating seniors exhibit works they created for the Capstone Project as a Visual and Performing Arts major. These works represent the culmination of their artistic studies in the VPA Department.

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    Twitter @WSUVPA
    Instagram @WSUVPA

    Contact Information

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    Worcester State Music
    Worcester State Music stretches the boundaries of performance with choral and instrumental programs that aim to delight, enchant, and educate. Audiences of all ages enjoy the performances around Worcester and on campus of the Chorus, Chorale, Alumni Singers, and a growing list of instrumental ensembles.


    Chorus, Chorale and Alumni Singers Holiday Concert
    Dec. 4 at 3 p.m.
    Our Lady of Angels Church
    1222 Main Street, Worcester
    Tickets: $10 General Public, $7 Seniors and Students

    Holiday Pops Concert with the Mass. Symphony Orchestra
    Dec. 10 at 8 p.m.
    Mechanics Hall

    Chorale Concert
    Dec. 11 at 5 p.m.
    Old Sturbridge Village
    FREE with admission to OSV

    Social Media Links
    Facebook /VPAatWorcesterState
    Twitter @WSUVPA
    Instagram @WSUVPA
    Contact Information
    Christie Nigro, Choral Performances,
    Kyle Martin, Applied Music Performances,

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    Worcester State Theatre

    Worcester State Theatre raises the standard for student production and for audience understanding of the theatre as it brings to the stage, for public and campus audiences, the playwrights that intrigue, deliver a message, and make us think so that we leave knowing why theatre is still relevant on today’s stage.

    Tickets to all productions: general public $14, senior citizens $10, students $7

    A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
    November 17-19, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
    November 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. 
    Love and comedy. Magic and fairies. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare wraps it all up in one enduring package. On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Worcester State Theatre opens “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to celebrate his accomplishments, his contribution to theatre, and, even more, his contribution to life. From Puck, an elf in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”

    Almost Maine by John Cariani
    March 2-4, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
    March 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

    Boeing, Boeing by Marc Camoletti. translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans
    April 27-29, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
    April 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
    Social Media Links
    Facebook /VPAatWorcesterState
    Twitter @WSUVPA
    Instagram @WSUVPA
    Box Office
    Tickets also are available at the Student Center Information Desk.

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