• 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.

  • 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 - Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, 1-5 p.m.

    Crossroads: Four Perspectives

    October 10 – November 14
    Tuesday – Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Saturday 1 – 5 p.m.
    Opening Reception October 10, 5 – 7 p.m.

    Social Media Links

    Facebook @VPAatWorcesterState
    Twitter @WSUVPA
    Instagram @WSUVPA

    Contact Information


    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.

    Fall Chorale Auditions

    September 17, 7 p.m.
    Sullivan Auditorium
    Open for all voice parts

    30th Reunion Concert of the WSU Chorale

    October 26, 4 p.m.
    All Saints Episcopal Church

    Applied Music Auditions Video and in-person Deadline

    November 15
    Apply online at

    Choral Concert

    December 7, 5 p.m.
    Old Sturbridge Village
    Included with admission

    Winter’s Spirit: A Celebration in Song Chorus/Chorale/Alumni Singers

    December 8, 3 p.m.
    Our Lady of Angels
    $7 students
    $10 general public and seniors

    Fall Mosaic of Music

    December 10, 7 – 9 p.m.
    Fuller Theater

    VPA Coffee Houses*

    Throughout the semester, VPA offers Friday coffeehouses in the LRC Starbucks Café and in the Sheehan POD. Follow our website and social media channels for upcoming coffee house dates featuring VPA music students and faculty.

    *schedule subject to change

    Social Media Links

    Facebook @VPAatWorcesterState
    Twitter @WSUVPA
    Instagram @WSUVPA

    Contact Information

    Christie Nigro, Choral Performances,
    Kyle Martin, Applied Music Performances,

    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.

    Romeo and Juliet Auditions

    September 9, 6 p.m. – Transfers and Freshmen
    September 10, 6 p.m. – Open Call
    September 11, 6 p.m. – Movement and Call Backs
    Fuller Theater

    Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

    November 21, 22, 23, 7:30 p.m.
    November 24, 2 p.m.

    Fuller Theater
    Student $7
    Senior $10
    General $14

    Social Media Links

    Facebook @VPAatWorcesterState
    Twitter @WSUVPA
    Instagram @WSUVPA

    Box Office

    Tickets also are available at the Student Center Information Desk.

    Visual and Performing Arts Events

    Extreme ART-ery

    Keep your eyes on our website and social media channels for special Extreme ART-ery events from April 23 – May 5, 2020. Events take place all over campus.