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Theatre at Northwestern

The Department of Music & Theatre teaches, mentors, and equips students to think, perform, worship, and lead with creativity and conviction, to the glory of God.

About the Program

The theatre program offers strong academic training while addressing unique challenges in an acting and performing environment from a Christian perspective. Students have the opportunity for involvement in acting, performing, directing, and writing for campus productions. Students can also participate in the backstage process and in the production process with set design, costume design, lighting, and sound.

The theatre program offers an undergraduate theatre degree to equip students for careers in the arts. The department offers six opportunities to perform– from the main stage to the smaller black box theatre. Students majoring in other areas are welcome to participate in productions.

Our facilities offer one of the largest stages in the Twin Cities area, fly space, an elevated orchestra pit, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment that is fully staffed all year.

All students who desire to major or minor in Theatre may audition for scholarships. More details can be found under Theatre Scholarship Information.

Theatre Season

Enjoy laughter, tears, spectacle and pure entertainment from the Northwestern Theatre Department.





All students who desire to major in theatre must apply to both Northwestern and the Department of Music & Theatre; more details can be found under Music Auditions & Scholarships information.

Application Auditions & Scholarships


The theatre program offers a bachelor’s degree in Theatre, a minor in Theatre, and a minor in Dance. These degrees, along with campus productions, prepares you for top graduate programs in performing arts and careers in professional and community theatre, church drama ministries, and more.

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