Let us entertain you
At SFA, you’ll never have trouble finding fun. In fact, your only problem might be having too many choices. Love music? Check out the School of Music, where you can enjoy a diverse schedule of concerts that includes everything from opera to jazz to classical. In the mood for live theatre? SFA’s School of Theatre offers a wide variety of plays and musicals throughout the year.
You can even catch the latest movies without leaving campus – just head to the Baker Pattillo Student Center any Thursday, Friday or Sunday.
Cinema on campus
You don’t have to leave campus to catch a weekend movie. Our Student Activities Association (SAA) Cinema, located in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, presents great movies at a major student discount.
Students with an SFA ID pay just $2 for admission. Faculty and staff pay $3. The SAA Cinema is also open to the public: General admission is $4. Show times are 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays during the fall and spring semesters. Summer show times are 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 2 p.m. Wednesdays.
You’ll save on snacks, too. The SAA Cinema has a full concession stand stocked with candy, drinks and popcorn. Everything costs $1, and 3-item combo packs are only $2 – and that includes free popcorn and drink refills!
Check movie listings now or call 936.468.6554 to find out more.
Our School of Theatre offers a rich selection of productions — musicals, contemporary plays and well-known classics.
Every year, the school presents:
- Faculty-directed Mainstage Productions presented in SFA’s 1,000-seat Turner Auditorium
- Shows by our musical comedy cabaret troupe, The Original Cast
- Summer Repertory Theatre
- Student-directed productions at the school’s Downstage Theatre (black box) and Upstage Theatre (department studio)
School of Music
Fill your calendar with the vast array of concerts we offer each year, from symphonic presentations to opera to jazz. We even have a steel percussion group and trombone ensemble.
One of our two jazz bands, the Swingin’ Axes, regularly invites well-known regional artists – including Tim Ishii, John Wasson, Tony Baker, Ron Wilkins, Randy Graham and others – to join its performances.
In the community
Not only can you see live theatre on campus, you also can see productions at Nacogdoches’ own community venue, Lamp-Lite Theatre, which showcases local talent in a wide range of dramas, comedies and musicals.