The Arts and Events

The Arts and Events
Opera Theater (Viva La Mamma)
Fall Forward
St. Lawrence
Constitution Day Lecture with Theodore M. Shaw
Spring Awakening

Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music each year present a range artistic and musical performances and conversations that reflect the times of the day. We set the stage for esteemed speakers, performers, musicians, and cultural icons to enrich the life of the Oberlin campus and broader community.

Artist Recital Series

Since its inception in 1878, Oberlin’s Artist Recital Series has presented more than 1,000 of the world’s acclaimed and accomplished musicians, conductors, orchestras, chamber ensembles, and composers. These artists enhance the arts and culture of Oberlin and northeast Ohio.

Oberlin Arts Guide

The Oberlin Arts Guide is your ticket, albeit mostly free, to our annual presentations of music and art, theater and dance, and provocative discourse and talks by some of the country’s prominent thinkers and scholars.

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Spring Awakening


Many Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music events are free but may require a ticket for admission.

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Upcoming Events

Fall Semester Performances

• October 25: Convocation Series with Eboo Patel, Finney Chapel, free

• November 2, 4-6: Opera Theater presents Viva La Mamma and Les Mamelles de Tiréias, Hall Auditorium, $

• November 3-5: Oberlin Dance presents Fall Forward, Warner Center Main Space, $

• November 11: Artist Recital Series presents St. Lawrence String Quartet, Finney Chapel, $

• November 14: Constitution Day Lecture with Theodore M. Shaw, Science Center, Dye Lecture Hall, free

• December 1-5: Oberlin Theater Spring Awakening, Hall Auditorium, $

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