Performing Arts

Got talent? Caltech students have ample opportunities to attend events or take to the stage to express their musical and dramatic flair.


Whether your musical interest is instrumental or vocal, group or solo, classical, techno, or anything in between, you'll find a group here. Together with Occidental College, Caltech offers symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, and concert band; on campus we have two jazz bands and over 25 chamber music ensembles, men's and women's glee clubs, chamber singers, and several a cappella groups. 


Theater is also alive and well at Caltech, thanks to Theater Arts at the California Institute of Technology (TACIT). This group of thespians, drawn from student, staff, and even faculty ranks, presents three shows every academic year, including everything from one-acts to musical theater to original plays.

Public Events

If you find yourself to be less of a performer and more of a patron of the arts and entertainment, you can take advantage of the world-class events, performances, and lecture series organized each year by Caltech Public Events. Many of the events, which take place at multiple locations on campus, are free and require no tickets—and as a student, you will often have access to preferred seating. For those events where admission is required, Caltech students pay a nominal fee.