Welcome to Dibden Center for the Arts, the cultural heart of the Johnson State College campus.
The centerpiece of Dibden is our acoustically acclaimed 500-seat theater. Each semester, we host an eclectic array of shows from the realms of music, theater, dance, comedy and more. Performers include JSC students, members of the local community, and regionally and nationally known professional acts.
Our technical theater students, who are charged with running the Center, gain valuable experience in areas such as lighting, costume construction, sound engineering and stage management. They have a hand in every last detail of every performance. Dibden also serves as an incubator for our theater, music and dance programs.
On most any given day, Dibden crackles with energy. Students take classes, musicians lay down tracks in the recording studio, acting and dance students rehearse on stage, bands practice in the basement, and visitors take in student and faculty work in the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery. From early in the morning to late at night, art truly comes to life.
Dibden also provides a vibrant connection between JSC and the surrounding community. Most events are free and open to the public, and we often host performances by local dance studios and high school students.
Contact and Box Office Information
For more information about Dibden, please contact director Jan Herder at 802-635-1388.
To reserve tickets by phone, please call our box office at 802-635-1476. Hours of operation are noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. If reserving tickets by email, please include the event, your phone number, and the number and type of tickets you are requesting.