Welcome to Theatre at Pacific Lutheran University! We offer four degrees and a minor in the Department of Theatre & Dance under the School of Arts and Communication.

Theatre at Pacific Lutheran University provides opportunities in acting, musical theatre, directing, design, technology, stage management, playwriting, improvisation, and more! We have a student-centered and active production program, producing up to 10 shows every academic year: about half directed by students. Students receive academic credit for their participation in all faculty directed shows. Additionally, student organizations housed within the department offer opportunities throughout the year and we bring in professional guests artists every season to work with our students and to forge valuable connections.

Our program

PLU Theatre and Dance produces 10 productions a year. Theatre students have opportunities annually to perform in our large-scale musical, musical revues,  and dance concerts,  in addition to improv performances, choirs, opera and opera scenes, and other opportunities. First year students may be cast immediately and can audition for as many productions as they wish.

Transitioning students to the profession is important to us.  We therefore offer courses such as The Profession of Theatre, Theatre Management, and Capstone to help students learn about the profession and develop their portfolios. We also have internship opportunities with local theatres to support student learning and to provide additional professional opportunities.

Please contact Chair of Theatre & Dance, Tom Smith, at in order to learn more about our program.


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