Move into your light and start the show.

Studying theatre arts at Lawrence is a seamless blend of technical practice and liberal arts learning. Courses cover everything from dramatic history and theory to the ins and outs of production and performance. Learn by doing, from costume and production design to performing and directing. Experience the brilliance of fellow artists making theatre together in a creative and collaborative environment.

Study all facets of theatre arts from literature and lighting, playwriting to performance.

Discover the theatre arts core curriculums.

Learn from scholars and artists with experience in all realms of theatre arts productions.

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Theatre Arts Productions Gallery


Explore images, programs and other materials from our Main Stage theater productions that highlight the creative work of the actors, directors, set designers and many others who bring these productions to life on the stage.

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Take the Show on the Road


Study theatre and acting abroad in Dublin at the Gaiety School of Acting. Spend a semester focused on the craft of acting and immerse yourself in plays, performances, and cultural events.

Count Almaviva on stage during a dress rehearsal for The Marriage of Figaro

Collaborative Curtain Calls


The theatre arts program works closely with the Conservatory of Music to combine their creative powers in operas and other musical productions.

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Set the Stage


Senior theatre arts students have the unique experience of designing and producing a Senior Project that showcases the professional-level skills and insight you’ve gained, from research to production to performance.

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Theatre Arts Outcomes

Theatre arts teaches a world of skills that are applicable to professional performance, advanced study, business, and education. Theatre arts students pursue many paths, from teaching to acting to arts management.

On Any Given Day...

...discover an array of opportunities that await you at Lawrence University.

Music & Arts

Micro-Opera | The Lawrence Minute

Student musicians and performers gathered to explore themes ranging from inclusion and diversity to gun awareness in a micro-opera series. 

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Course

An introduction to the technical aspects of theatre production. Laboratory experience in scenic construction and rigging, painting, lighting, sound, backstage organization, and management. In addition to regular class meeting times, there is a lab component that gives students hands-on application of technical and theatre design.

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