Laxson Auditorium is a live performing arts theater located on the Chico State University campus, and is conveniently located just steps from Downtown Chico.
Since 1931, CSU, Chico's venerable Laxson Auditorium has been the site of thousands of performances, debates, speeches, graduations, and ceremonies.
Each year, Laxson Auditorium hosts more than 100 performances of artists from around the world in music, dance, theater and lectures. Chico State has hosted renowned performing artists ranging from Yo-Yo Ma to Lily Tomlin, Willie Nelson to John Cleese, k.d. lang to B.B. King, Jackson Browne to Joan Baez, and the San Francisco Symphony to the Martha Graham Dance Company.
In addition, hundreds of Chico State theatre, music, and dance students have "trudged the boards" in performances ranging from musical comedies to serious drama to classical music, jazz, modern dance and salsa.