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Founded in 1833, Oberlin is one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. Its Conservatory of Music and its art museum have secured Oberlin’s reputation for artistic excellence. For those who live within driving distance of Oberlin, it is a haven for the performing and visual arts and a citadel for the life of the mind.

Each year we present a range of intellectual voices and artistic and performance visionaries through the Artist Recital Series, Convocation Series, and our opera theater, theater, and dance productions. Additionally, the Allen Memorial Art Museum enriches the community’s educational and cultural life.

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Artist Recital Series

Thursday, September 1, 2022 to Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Since its inception in 1878, Oberlin’s Artist Recital Series has presented more than a thousand of the world’s most acclaimed and accomplished artists. It is one of the oldest continuing concert series in the United States.

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Finney Chapel

Additional Series

Black History Month

Friday, February 18, 2022 to Thursday, March 31, 2022
In 1926, Carter G. Woodson laid the groundwork for Black History Month by establishing the first Negro History Week, an event dedicated to celebrating the history, politics, and culture of Black people.
student dancers

Commencement Celebrations Calendar

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 to Thursday, June 30, 2022
The Oberlin Community has planned a weekend of exciting celebrations for the Class of 2022. See below for a list of signature events, identity-based celebrations, and campus-based events. To view a...
A mom adjusts her son's graduation cap.

Dance 2022–23 Season

Thursday, September 1, 2022 to Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Dance happens all over Oberlin’s campus, as a part of everyday life, in site-specific work, and in faculty-choreographed productions and student-run performances. Dance at Oberlin integrates...
Warner Center

Opera 2022–23 Season

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 to Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Oberlin Opera has long been synonymous with excellence. Staging two major productions with orchestra each year, Oberlin Opera often challenges the operatic norm, and its performances have received critical acclaim.
Hall Auditorium (exterior)

Theater 2022–23 Season

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 to Wednesday, May 31, 2023
We pride ourselves on cultivating a dynamic and supportive theater culture that encourages experimentation, collaboration, and the creation of new connections across fields. New forms of community...
Exterior of the Nord Annex