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Delta Center for the Arts
San Joaquin Delta College
Stockton's Delta Center for the Arts at San Joaquin Delta College is a focal point for the arts in the northern San Joaquin valley. The center houses:
Warren Atherton Auditorium
Tillie Lewis Theatre
L.H. Horton Gallery
Holt Recital Hall
Radio / Television Media Center
Delta Box Office
Warren Atherton Auditorium is a 1,456-seat theatre with a 60-foot proscenium and full grid system. Tillie Lewis Theatre is a 400-seat venue with a 40-foot proscenium. Both Atherton and Lewis theatres are equipped with a hydraulic orchestra pit. The Studio theatre seats 130 and is a common black-box theatre. The theatres are equipped with sound and state-of-the-art lighting systems.
The L.H. Horton Gallery re-opened in 1999. The 2000 square-foot gallery schedules shows throughout the year and has hosted artists from around the world.
With over 60,000 guest annually, the Delta Center of the Arts is a hub of activity for the campus and community. It has played host to numerous internationally accliamed artists, and celebrities. Students at San Joaquin Delta College perform regularly on its stages in recitals, concerts and plays. Ensembles from the Department of Music and Dance produce a variety of events including jazz concerts, band concerts, choral concerts and dance recitals. The Department of Drama produces a series of plays aimed at appealing to a variety of audiences including musical theatre, serious drama and theatre for children.
In addition to supporting the college's academic programs, Delta Center for the Arts is home to the Stockton Business Leadership Summit. Each year, the Business Leadership Summit brings together leaders from around the world to discuss issues relevant to todays social and political issues. Guests have included Margaret Thatcher of Great Britain, Shimon Perez of Israel, and American leaders including Secretary of State Colin Powell, and General Norman Schwartzkopf just to name a few. The Stockton Symphony calls the center home as well. Throughout the year, they perform a series of concerts in Atherton Auditorium.
The future looks bright for the Arts at San Joaquin Delta College. Plans are underway to expand courses and facilities in the areas of graphic arts and radio / television. A newly renovated Radio / Television Media Center is scheduled to open in Fall 2001.
Further information regarding events and the Delta Center for the Arts can be obtained by calling the Delta Box Office at (209) 954-5110, or the L.H. Gallery at (209) 954-5507.
San Joaquin Delta College