GVSU Theatre

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre | Bachelor of Science in Theatre | Theatre Minor

Acting | Costume Design and Construction | Directing | Dramaturgy | History of Theatre | Improvisation | Stage Design and Stagecraft | Stage and Theatre Management

Grand Valley State University is an exciting place to study theatre. As a part of the Music, Theatre, and Dance Department, the program prepares students for careers in the entertainment industry and for careers that require skills in creativity, collaboration, communications, and problem-solving. It provides professional orientation and background within a broad liberal arts framework.

Theatre Major

Suggested Coursework

Theatre Major - BA and BS

Theatre Major Electives

The Haas Center for Performing Arts

New Black Box

To read the Mlive article, click on the image. To read the latest Lanthorn article, please click here.


Read the article about the Haas Center for Performing Arts dedication in the Forum.


To see more of the Haas Center for Performing Arts, please click on the image!

Upcoming Events

Our 2017-2018 Season has been announced!

Learn more about our
2017-2018 Season

Our 2017-2018 season brochure is available! If you'd like us to mail you one, please click on the link above. To see our shows, please click here and click here to see our 2017 2018 season brochure!

For information on the February 2 - 11, 2018 performances of Oklahoma!, please click here and go to the webpage for more details!

Parking is free after 6:30 p.m. during weekdays and free all weekend throughout the season! Park in Lots H & K or the Kirkhof Parking Lot. The Haas Center for Performing Arts is adjacent to the Kirkhof Center.


Theatre visiting professor, Shavonne Coleman, has been named a 2018 Theatre for Young Audience Emerging Leader Fellow. Read more here!

Information on our 2018 - 2019 season will be coming soon! Our 25th Shakespeare anniversary show, King Lear, will run September 28 to October 7! Watch for more details to come . . .



Performances: February 2, 3, 9 & 10 @ 7:30pm and February 4 & 11 @ 2:00pm 

Click on the poster to go to the Oklahoma! webpage.

Student High School and Transfer Day, March 2017

High School Theatre Day

Local high school students practicing theatrical movements during High School Theater Day March 31. Learn more here.
Photo Credit: Amanda Pitts


Scott Watson

January 30, 2018 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

As a part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations in 2018, the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival plans to produce Defy the Stars, by alumni playwright Scott Watson.  The play follows two actors...

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!

Get to know GVSU Theatre:

The Making of Helen

Watch the making of Helen, March 2017!

The GVSU Laker Effect

GV Shakespeare Festival's Will Power Summer Camp!

Come Join Us!

Please visit our campus and facilities! Just email lanejack@gvsu.edu 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!

Click on the following links to find more information about other GVSU opportunities:

The Theatre Program is part of the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance
The The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance belongs to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a student-centered and diverse learning community that engages in critical inquiry, extending knowledge to enrich and enliven individual and public life.
Learn more at gvsu.edu/clas/.

Page last modified January 21, 2018