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Join the ReACT! cast Monday, October 24, from 9pm to 10pm in the Kirkhof Center for a free event. To view a larger copy of the poster, please click on it!

Bard To Go: Macbeth

Please come and see our Bard To Go students perform a shortened version of Macbeth! A free performance will be held October 29 at 1PM in the Loosemore Auditorium during the Student Competition of the GV Shakespeare Festival, downtown Grand Rapids on the Pew Campus. Admission is FREE!

Bard To Go: Macbeth


2016 - 2017 Season Up Next:


* Theatre at Grand Valley presents Good Kids written by Namoi Iizuka, directed by professor Dennis Henry, November 11 - 20, 2016

   Please click here to go to the Good Kids webpage!

* Grand Valley Opera Theatre - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, written by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Christopher Carter, February 3 - 12, 2017

   Audition sign-up sheets are available starting Monday, October 3, outside the Music Office in the Performing Arts Center! Auditions themselves will be held on October 15.

* Theatre at Grand Valley presents Helen written by Euripides, translated by Dr. Diane Rayor, directed by professor Karen Libman, March 24 - April 2, 2017

Bard To Go - our touring Shakespeare troupe visits area schools. For more information and to reserve a day for the cast to visit your school, please contact

ReACT! - ReACT! performs live scenes, with GVSU student actors on the GVSU campus, which aim to help prevent incidents of dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Audience members will explore how they can engage in realistic, safe, and effective methods of preventing violence. ReACT! is the product of a partnership between the GVSU Women's Center and the School of Communications Theatre area, and is funded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.

Please click here to see a poster of our 2016 - 2017 season.

Explore GV Theatre

GVSU's Performing Arts Center Expansion!

New Black Box

Grand Valley State University has budgeted $20 million for a two-story, 44,000-square-foot addition and renovations to the Performing Arts Center in Allendale. Construction began in May and will be completed and ready for students in August 2017.

Be one of the first students to experience the new facilities with better performance space, rehearsal rooms, classes and opportunities! Click here to see images of our new space!

Click on the image to read the story on Mlive!

PAC Expansion Opportunites

GVSU's PAC Expansion

To view a larger version, please click the image!

Come Join Us!

Please visit our campus and facilities! Just email or call 616-331-8176 to set an opportunity to talk with one of our professors and take a tour of our facilities! Click on the image to view a larger version.


Shakespeare Dress Circle contributions are always gratefully accepted throughout the season.

Please click on the icon to go directly to Giving to Grand Valley donation page.

Or click here to go to our Shakespeare Dress Circle donation page and check out our donation levels and benefits!

Email Club

Stay up to date on our latest offers and new additions! Click on the image to join!

Take a virtual tour! Please click here to see the Performing Arts Center by clicking on the blue number 16!

Laker Effect

Unarmed Stage Combat Workshop

Non-armed Stage Combat Workshop

Students punch and kick during stage combat workshop! Please click on the image to read the article in GVNow!

And to watch short clips, please click on these:

Spring Awakening



Killer Joe


February 2016 Puppet Workshop

Puppet Workshop

In February 2016, students took part in a week-long puppet workshop and held a free, public performance on Saturday, February 20. Click on the image to read the Lanthorn's article about it!

ReACT! Cast 2015 - 2016


ReACT! troupe Fall 2015
Back row, left to right: Jacob Molli, Mallory Caillaud-Jones, Lindsey Normington, Emilee Miller
Front row, left to right: Nicole Buchmann, Dez Begay, Rachel Dziabuda

Click on the photo to go to the ReACT! web page!


GVSU Theatre

November 18, 2015 - GVSU Theatre students

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