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Attention High School Seniors & High School Graduates: IRSC is now holding auditions for its performing arts scholarship programs. If you are interested in theatre, dance, instrumental music or vocal music, it is time to set up your audition. Learn more.

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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.

2023–2024 Show Schedule Now Available!

Due to scheduling changes, the upcoming performances of Private Lives planned for April 25, 26, 27, and 28 have been canceled, and IRSC Performing Arts has rescheduled the performances of The Bard on Broadway: A Shakespearean Cabaret to include this incredible show in our Season Subscription. We encourage our patrons to contact the IRSC box office at or 1-800-220-9915 and exchange tickets to Private Lives for The Bard on Broadway now showing Thursday, May 30, and Friday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Bard on Broadway: A Shakespearean Cabaret is an exciting combination of our traditional summer cabaret and Summer ShakesPierce programs. Patrons will enjoy song and dance from Broadway musicals adapted from Shakespeare’s works with live band accompaniment. The show will include songs from West Side Story, The Lion King and Kiss Me, Kate—as well as scenes from the original Shakespearian plays upon which they’re based.

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For additional shows, see the events calendar.


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.

Hallstrom Planetarium

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.

Upcoming Shows

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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 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.

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