Arts & Entertainment
Delta Center for the Arts Box Office - (209) 954-5110
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 includes:
Warren Atherton Auditorium is a 1,456-seat theatre with a 60-foot proscenium and full grid system. Tillie Lewis Theatre seats 393-seat and features a 40-foot proscenium. Both Atherton Auditorium and Lewis Theatre are equipped with a hydraulic orchestra pit. The Studio Theatre seats 110 and is a common black-box theatre. The theatres are equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems.
The 2,000 square-foot L.H. Horton Jr. Gallery schedules shows and exhibits throughout the year and has hosted artists from around the world.
With over 60,000 guests annually, the Delta Center for the Arts is a hub of activity for the campus and community. It has played host to numerous internationally acclaimed artists, and celebrities. Students at San Joaquin Delta College perform regularly on its stages in recitals, concerts and plays. Ensembles from the Departments 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 shows including musical theatre, serious drama and theatre for children that appeal to a variety of audiences.
In addition to supporting the college's academic programs, the Delta Center for the Arts has hosted 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.