The Department of Theatre & Dance and the School of Arts and Communication are regretfully cancelling most upcoming Theatre and Dance events. Updates for all School of Arts and Communication programs and departments can be found here:

Dedicated and approachable faculty, a close-knit and diverse student community, and a commitment to helping you reach your professional goals sets PLU Theatre & Dance apart from other programs.

PLU’s Theatre & Dance Department prides itself on our dynamic and challenging curriculum supported by a season of up to 10 productions each year. Our program trains students in all aspects of theatre and dance: from musical theatre, acting and foundational dance styles, to stage management, choreographing, producing, directing, playwriting, technical theatre and design.

The recently renovated Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts houses much of our activities. This amazing facility provides state-of-the-art equipment, cutting-edge technology, inviting student spaces, and professional laboratories that students will benefit from for years to come.


Spotlight on… Shelby Hickman!

Shelby is a senior BFA Theatre student focusing in Acting/Directing with a minor in Dance.

“After transferring to PLU last year I knew I made the right decision—I felt as though I was learning a lot more in my field because my professors were invested in helping me learn. The professors I’ve had in this department take the time to work with all their students and create a safe learning atmosphere which I greatly appreciate!

“Another thing I have enjoyed about PLU is all the opportunities there are to get involved. This fall there were four productions working all at the same time. The opportunities are abundant!”

“My favorite accomplishment here at PLU has been getting to choreograph a musical theatre dance piece for the Spring Formal Dance Concert in 2019. It was my first time choreographing for a dance concert and it was a wonderful learning opportunity. It helped me grow a lot as a choreographer and to start to find my own voice in choreography as well.”


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