University Theatre creates an inclusive, student-centered community that inspires meaningful connections grounded in the experience of making and sharing theatre.
University Theatre will be a leader in non-major theatre programs that instills a welcoming sense of community. We will elevate theatre in all its forms through meaningful accomplishments and practical skills. By engaging in impactful experiences, we will develop capable students who are compassionate critical thinkers.
- Promote intellectual growth, cultural competency and self-awareness.
- Provide an accessible, inclusive and transformative environment.
- Support the development of individuals.
- Teach excellence across a comprehensive range of disciplines.
- Foster the success of the whole student.
NC State’s open access theatre company.
Since 1964, University Theatre has been NC State’s open access theatre company serving the entire student body. Under the direction of a full-time professional staff, we currently produce two large productions in our producing series and a large assortment of intimate readings and theatrical projects throughout the academic year. University Theatre operates all three of the campus’ performances spaces and offers courses in theatre performances, design, and technical theatre to the entire student body or those wishing to pursue a minor in theatre.
University Theatre offers a blend of student volunteer productions and academic theatre training. Productions are open to all NC State students, regardless of major or whether or not they are enrolled in theatre courses.
Participation in University Theatre is flexible and fun! Whether you’re looking to be onstage or backstage, we offer a wide range of opportunities at all levels of time commitment. You do not need to have any prior experience, just a desire to meet new people and a willingness to explore your interests.
Take a Theatre Class
University Theatre offers academic courses in acting, directing, introduction to theatre and all areas of technical theatre, including stagecraft, costume, makeup, lighting and scenic design. All NC State students are welcome to enroll in theatre courses for credit. Students can also choose to minor in theatre.
What students say
“University Theatre has been my home for the last four years. I couldn’t love this community more.”
—Maggie Briggs (‘14), BA in design studies
“Thank you, University Theatre. It has been an honor and a privilege to be part of your program!”
—Diana Quetti (’14), BA in communication media, minor in theatre arts