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Theatre Department


Are you drawn to serving the community through theatre? Are you interested in cultivating your dramatic gifts and talents? The Theatre Department at Seattle Pacific offers you training, experience, scholarship, and inspiration in the exhilarating world of theatre — preparing you for anything from participating in community theatre, to becoming a professional actor, to teaching high school drama.

The Theatre Department offers an extensive performance schedule divided among Mainstage, Studio, and Backstage productions. You, the students — both majors and nonmajors — make up the casts for these productions, and you are also involved in directing, set and costume design, lighting, stage management, and promotion and publicity.

Your study of theatre at Seattle Pacific will expose you to a broad cross-section of dramatic literature, theory, and historical perspective. You will develop an informed perspective of the role of theatre as a social, spiritual, and artistic institution. 

Theatre Major

The Theatre major at Seattle Pacific integrates both performance and production. You can also choose from three areas of emphasis: Performance, Production, and P–12 Teaching.

Theatre Minor

We offer a minor in Theatre that provides you with the foundations of theatre, including performance, production, and playwriting.

Scholarships and Auditions

Even if you don’t major in Theatre, you may qualify for a Seattle Pacific FPA scholarship, ranging from $1,000 to $3,000.

Box Office

Box Office at a Glance

P: 206-281-2959
O: McKinley Hall

More information, including Box Office hours of operation.

Why Study Theatre?

Why Study Theatre?

Studying theatre, performing theatre, and otherwise engaging in the world and work of theatre will enrich your life and offer you many career and life opportunities.

“Theatre’s roots lie in religion, community, celebration, myth making, and delight. Its sociological and philosophical complexity is overwhelming. As a human study it is eminently worthy of academic focus.”
James Chapman
1937–2002, SPU Theatre
Department Founder