Arts at Kansas State University

Arts at K-State

Get in touch with your artistic side. Take the stage, watch a play, visit a gallery or hear a reading by a visiting author — all at K-State.

Upcoming performances and exhibitions

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McCain Performance Series

Head to McCain Auditorium’s performance series for nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. See performances like the Moscow National Ballet, LA Theatre Works’ War of the Worlds, Beatles tributes and more on the McCain stage.



Each year, music faculty and students present more than 150 events. These include solo, ensemble and large group presentations for wind, string, keyboard and percussion instruments as well as vocal presentations that include solo recitals, opera workshops and choir concerts.


K-State theatre students, faculty and staff produce six main stage productions and four second stage productions each year. Watch K-State students perform classics like Guys and Dolls or Romeo and Juliet and modern shows like Humble Boys.


Dance recitals include a variety of styles — such as ballet, modern, tap and jazz — performed by talented students and choreographed by dance faculty, guest artists and advanced students.


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Enjoy poetry, fiction and nonfiction readings by Department of English faculty and K-State students, as well as presentations from visiting bestselling authors and speakers.

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The Beach Museum of Art has celebrated regional art and brought art and artists from around the world to the heart of Kansas for more than 25 years.



Art gallery at K-State

K-State has several galleries across campus, highlighting work from artists on campus and from around the world.

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Art is a reflection of society and culture and plays an integral role in our world. Learn more about the various academic opportunities in the arts at K-State.