Arts and Culture
NOTE: The McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre is closed May 1 through October 1, 2019 for renovations. There are no summer performances this year. Watch this page for announcements regarding performance schedule and ticket purchasing for the 2019–2020 season.
Cultural enrichment is a key facet of IRSC student life. Students are provided with a diverse array of lectures, symposia, workshops, performances and concerts in various intellectual and creative arenas.
The IRSC Fine Arts Center features the 639-seat McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre, the 100-seat Wynne Black Box Theatre, Fee Dance Studio, classrooms and rehearsal rooms, emphasizing IRSC's commitment to the development of a well-rounded student.
A regular schedule of live shows is presented by students in the IRSC Theatre program, the student song and dance troupe “Company,” as well as the Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble and College Chorale.
Students interested in pursuing a degree in Theatre, Music or Dance should contact the Performing Arts Department at 772-462-7727 prior to registering for classes to determine audition requirements and to learn about possible scholarship opportunities.
Join the performing arts mailing list to stay up-to-date with shows and performances.
The state-of-the-art Hallstrom Planetarium offers lectures and shows about planets, constellations and stars. Planetarium shows are live multimedia presentations that use special-effect projectors to tell stories about the planets and stars. Seventy-one reclining seats with headrests allow visitors to view the heavens from the comfort of armchairs.
- 10/19/2019 - Kid Space: Sky Show for Young Astronomers
- 11/09/2019 - Kid Space: Sky Show for Young Astronomers
- 11/23/2019 - Kid Space: Sky Show for Young Astronomers
- 12/07/2019 - Kid Space: Sky Show for Young Astronomers
- 12/14/2019 - Kid Space: Sky Show for Young Astronomers
- 01/11/2020 - Kid Space: Sky Show for Young Astronomers
- 01/25/2020 - Kid Space: Sky Show for Young Astronomers
- 02/15/2020 - Kid Space: Sky Show for Young Astronomers
- 03/14/2020 - Kid Space: Sky Show for Young Astronomers
- 04/18/2020 - Kid Space: Sky Show for Young Astronomers
Listen to Skywatch, hosted by Planetarium Director, Jon U. Bell, for daily sky updates, weekdays at 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. and 12:59 p.m. on WQCS radio, 88.9FM. Read and/or listen to Skywatch podcasts and transcripts.
Performing Arts and Planetarium Schedules, Seating and Ticketing
Questions about upcoming show may be directed to Box Office staff Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 772-462-4750 or 1-800-220-9915.
Schedules, seating charts and ticketing is also available online. Space is provided for guests with wheelchairs.
The Art Gallery regularly showcases a breadth of work, featuring students as well as the most innovative artists working in today's environment. With assistance from the IRSC Foundation Inc., the IRSC gallery annually hosts four professional shows, one national-level competitive show, two student shows and a very popular all-IRSC faculty show.
The Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.