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Elevate your art

The study of theatre arts at UW-Eau Claire provides students with an outstanding liberal arts education and fosters the development and appreciation of theatre as a significant art form. Theatre students begin their training immediately at UW-Eau Claire, working in a disciplined group effort, under real-life pressures and deadlines to develop actual productions for a paying public that drives the theatre arts mainstage and workshop productions.

Presenting the wildly swinging pendulum of human experience is the passion of theatre arts students. Each year four mainstage plays, an active musical/opera theatre ensemble, a one-act play festival and touring theatre all showcase the broad emotions we experience in life. This thriving community puts you in the midst of performances and classes that will make you a better artist! Whether your art is dance, acting, directing, playwriting, design, costuming, set building, or sound and lights — there’s a place for you here. And if your desire is to teach others how to excel in theatre, we’ve got that path as well. You can work in our scenic and costume shops, get a job in publicity or as a master electrician.

Many students participate as theatre majors and minors. Others participate in theatre as an important complement to their major area of study, such as music and art. Still others get involved because it is a wonderful alternate activity and because it is fun.

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Learn more about our theatre arts, BA or BS program

Learn more about our musical theatre, BA or BS program

Theatre events for 2021-22
  • Disruptions: Illusion/Reality. A Shakespeare Experiment - Streaming September, 2021
  • Head Over Heels - October, 2021
  • Medea - December, 2021
  • Silent Sky - March, 2022
  • Peter and the Starcatcher - April, 2022

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In the theatre department at UW-Eau Claire, I was able to learn my craft with the guidance of talented, caring professors, each with their own strengths and expertise. Studying theatre arts here is a special way to gain firsthand experience.

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