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.

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

Please feel free to either call 616-331-2300 or email Theatre@gvsu.edu and we'll be happy to either email you our electronic version or mail you one (please give us your mailing address!).

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!

Our next show on our 2017-2018 Mainstage season is Cabaret as we officially open the Linn Maxwell Keller Black Box Theatre! Click here to go to the Cabaret webpage!


A Kurt Weill Cabaret:  Songs for a Changing World opens October 19 and runs through the 21st held at the Betty VanAndel Opera Center. Click here for more information!

Oklahoma! auditions are announced! Click here to see the information.

Enter the 2017 Shakespeare Festival's annual Student Competition to win prize money! Click here to see the flyer! Click here for an entry form!

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! PROGRAMS FOR FALL 2017, please click here to see the latest schedule of events!

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. Read the January 22, 2017 article in the Lanthorn by clicking here!

Congratulations to the Institutional Marketing team for their award from the promotional package for Good Kids won a silver award in the 32nd Annual Educational Advertising Awards.  For more information about the awards, please see click here.

2017 GV Shakespeare Festival Student Competition

Shakespeare Student Competition and Awards Ceremony

Click on the image to see a larger version!

And click here for an entry form.

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

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!

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 AwakeningMedeaWickedKiller Joe


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 October 17, 2017