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News-Journal Center Events

Ticket Prices

Adult (13 & up): $10.00
Child (12 & under): $5.00
DSC Students, Faculty & Staff: Free with College ID

Due to Covid-19 all performances, dates, and times are subject to change/cancellation.


Art Exhibitions

Shredded News cereal box with shredded newspaper in black and white striped cereal bowl

Turning News into Art

Florida Women’s Art Association

As artists, we are drawn to abstract ideas, stories pulled from our past and vibrant colors. Newspapers also tell stories, state facts, and provide explanations of world events. Artist, like journalists look to draw inspiration from current events and to relay our visions to targeted audiences to inspire conversations.

September 12 - October 28
Fine Art Gallery
Reception: Thursday, October 13, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Free & Open to the Public

art displayed on easels

DSC Faculty & Staff Studio Arts Exhibition

A fine art exhibition featuring art pieces created by the faculty and staff of Daytona State College.

Nov. 7 - Dec. 9
Fine Art Gallery
Reception: Thursday, Nov. 17, 5:30 p.m.

Free & Open to the Public

photos in the Gary R. Libby gallery

The Gary R. Libby Gallery

Hidden Depths: A Student Exhibition

Permanent Exhibit

Hidden Depths is curated by students in the Southeast Center of Photographic Studies at Daytona State College. It is the second annual exhibit at the Gary R. Libby Gallery in the News-Journal Center. Libby's philanthropic pursuits at the NJC focus on providing opportunities for students to work alongside professionals from the museum and photography fields, and to engage these fields through the curation and installation of a photography exhibition.

Libby also generously supports DSC photography students through the Gary R. Libby Curatorship, a scholarship through the Daytona State College Foundation.

Photo: Grace Fillak

Theater Performances

silhouette of three performers on stage

The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong

A Comedy by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, & Henry Shields

You all know the classic murder mystery story. There has been an untimely death at a country manor, everyone is a suspect, and an inspector is set on the case to find who the culprit is. However, when this play is performed by the accident-prone thespians of The Cornley Drama Society, everything that can go wrong…does! The actors and crew battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! From Mischief, the creators of the West End smash Peter Pan Goes Wrong, critically acclaimed TV series The Goes Wrong Show, and the Tony-winning Broadway hit The Play That Goes Wrong, this is the original one-act play which started everything going wrong. Over the course of an hour, expect a plethora of disasters from missed lines to falling props. Do you ever find out who murdered Charles Haversham? You’ll have to see for yourself!

Presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service under license from Mischief Worldwide Ltd.

Oct. 20-22, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 23, 2:30 p.m.
Gillespy Theater

Christmas tree in Time Square

Leonard Bernstein’s New York

Holiday Dinner Theater

What could be better than holidays in the city? Join us for Daytona State College’s yearly holiday Dinner Show! In the festively decorated NJC Lobby, prepare to be serenaded by the DSC Singers while enjoying a sumptuous holiday meal. After dessert, you will be swept away to the Gillespy Theater for the jazzy, romantic, elegant, and lyrical performance of LEONARD BERNSREIN’S NEW YORK. Featuring a live band, dance and song, this musical review includes pieces from Bernstein’s most beloved musicals such as West Side Story, Wonderful Town, Peter Pan, and On the Town.

LEONARD BERNSTEIN’S NEW YORK is presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals. 

Thursday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. (Show Only)
Friday, Dec. 9, 6:00 p.m. (Dinner & Show)
Saturday, Dec. 10, 6:00 (Dinner & Show)
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2:30 p.m. (Show Only)
Grand Lobby & Gillespy Theater

Ticket sales start Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. Dinner show tickets must be purchased in person at Box Office.


Music Concerts

DSC Symphonic Band on stage

Symphonic Band Concert

A riveting performance by Daytona State College’s Symphonic Band. Join us to witness their stellar pieces in person.

Thursday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Davidson Theater

person wearing sunglasses singing in a microphone while playing guitar

Music Production Technology Rocks!

A musical showcase featuring students in the Music Production Technology program. Three bands will be performing, and the songs are chosen by each group. All the technical support (sound, lights, staging) is provided by students in the program. The show is produced entirely by MPT students by either performing in the bands, providing technical support or both.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m.
Davidson Theater

Free & Open to the Public

guitar and microphone on stage in blue lighting

Connections Through Song

The DSC Singers and Shades of Blue are joined by performers from Flagler College in presenting an inspirational evening of song, from classical choral literature to contemporary acapella.

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Davidson Theater

person on stage in orchestra paying violin

Orchestra Concert

Join us in experiencing the melodic performances from Daytona State College’s orchestra.

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2:30 p.m.
Davidson Theater

microphone on a stage

Student Recital Concert

Stellar performances by Daytona State students participating in choral and instrumental classes.

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 4 p.m.
Davidson Theater

Free & Open to the Public

flute and sheet music

DSC & Community Flute Choir

An exciting variety of flute pieces artfully performed by the Daytona State College and Community Flute Choir.

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Grand Lobby

Free & Open to the Public

cello, piano, and drum kit on a stage

Jazz Ensemble

Stop on in to experience the rhythmic show put on by Daytona State College’s Jazz Band.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Davidson Theater

present wrapped in candy cane wrapping paper

Our Gift to the Community

Come one come all to experience this beloved performance of the holiday season, Our Gift to the Community. With performances from varying Daytona State College performing arts departments, there is something for the whole family. Join us in spreading the holiday cheer this winter season!

Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Davidson Theater

Tickets available starting Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. Limit 4 per person.

music production studio with guitars on the wall

Music Production Technology Rocks!

A musical showcase featuring students in the Music Production Technology program. Students in the program are required to demonstrate an understanding of basic principles of music and participate in a musical ensemble for 2 semesters. Twice each semester the students perform in front of a live audience. There will be 3 bands performing. The songs are chosen by each group. All the technical support (sound, lights, staging) is provided by students in the program. The show is produced entirely by MPT students by either performing in the bands or providing technical support or both.

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m.
Davidson Theater

Free & Open to the Public

actors on stage for Sister Act play

Box Office Information

Contact Us

221 N. Beach Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114 
(386) 226-1888

Box Office Hours

Wednesday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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