Theater & Performing Arts | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota
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    Theater & Performing Arts

    Live, intimate performances

Live, intimate performances abound in many venues throughout the Black Hills. The area offers an amazing diversity of performing arts programs year-round, with many appropriate for the entire family. During the fall, winter and spring, performances by the Black Hills Symphony, Black Hills Chamber Music Society, Rapid City Concert Association, Black Hills Blues Society, Black Hills Bluegrass Association and dance groups perform active concert schedules in Rapid City. Thriving community theatre productions, local musicians, lecture and film events fill local concert halls and auditoriums, as well as venues at our local churches and  universities (Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City.)

The hottest country and rock groups are booked for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and the many Deadwood, Custer, Hill City and Rapid City celebrations. Diverse local talent can be found in a variety of venues throughout the hills at festivals, museums and clubs. Every Thursday night in Rapid City, Summer Nights on 7th features food,  art vendors, incredible local entertainment and kids' activities in downtown. Also, downtown, Main Street Square features fountains in the summer and ice skating in the winter and many festivals and events, ringed by trendy shops and cafes.

In Rapid City, venues like the Dahl Arts Center, The Journey Museum, Rapid City Performing Arts Center and Rushmore Plaza Civic Center offer an amazing selection of outstanding local and imported talent on multiple stages and arenas sure to satisfy any taste.

From June through August, fabulous theater productions are performed six nights a week at the Black Hills Playhouse in beautiful Custer State Park. Relax, enjoy and escape to the heart of the Park to see theater in a casual atmosphere where the buffalo roam.

Best way to purchase tickets and get schedules is to visit websites of local venues.  Take time to relax, come out and enjoy a show!

Buffalo Ridge Theater

Buffalo Ridge Theater

(605) 673-4664
245 Centennial Dr.
Custer, SD 57730

The Buffalo Ridge Theater in Custer is proud to announce a phenomenal line-up for the summer. Performances this year will provide unprecedented amounts of entertainment in the Black Hills. Regardless of which day you find yourself in Custer, there will be amazing shows at your fingertips, and buying a ticket has never been easier. Visit, or call our box office at 1-800-646-8729.

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The Trial of Jack McCall

The Trial of Jack McCall

(605) 578-1876
767 Main St
Deadwood, SD 57732

Wild Bill Hickok liked a good card game. Once in his life he took a chair with his back to the door. He never heard the boom of Jack McCall's vengeful six-gun. America has never forgotten. McCall is captured on Main Street at 7:30 pm followed by the trial at 8:00 pm daily except Mondays.

Historic Homestake Opera House

Historic Homestake Opera House

(605) 584-2067
PO Box 412
313 West MAin Street
Lead, SD 57754

Take a tour through time. This Opera House is a huge part of history in the Black Hills Northern gold mining town of Lead. Visit our new Interpertative Exhibit, enjoy a show or plan a special event. It can all happen here at the "Theater Built By a Gold Mine"!