Performing Arts

Diablo Valley College provides a well-rounded and vibrant college experience through a variety of cultural and entertainment opportunities for both our students and the community.

Dance performances

The dance department sponsors performances at the end of each term including ballet, tap, modern dance, jazz and a variety of ballroom and social dance styles.

Music performances

Each season our music department presents a series of evening concerts and free lunchtime concerts. DVC music groups include the Masterworks Chorale, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Philharmonic Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Chamber Ensemble, Piano Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Workshop, Vocal Jazz Ensembles, and the Night Jazz Band. These groups perform on campus and throughout the state in festivals and concerts. For more information, contact the music department.

Theater productions

DVC drama produces a season of five plays each year, including at least one musical theater production. Performances are in the  Performing Arts Center and the intimate Arena Theater. The year-round Children's Theater Program produces a number of plays for youth and tours local K-12 schools. Each spring student directors produce a Brown Bag series of short plays and one-acts and each summer the drama department offers a six-week drama training program.


DVC sponsors a variety of community-oriented arts events, lectures, and public forums throughout the year, often at not cost. Topics are usually related to politics, social issues, and the arts.