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Theatre

Act, dance, direct, design, or stage manage. With numerous production opportunities throughout the year, students studying theatre can try on many different hats — figuratively and literally. Recognized for its high standards of training and the quality of its productions, the Department of Theatre at Holy Cross provides a nurturing and supportive environment for students to express themselves and develop their artistic capabilities in a collaborative environment.

In the liberal arts tradition, we believe theatre is a vital, dynamic medium qualified to participate in a dialogue about the human condition. Holy Cross theatre explores the spiritual aspects of our collective experience, examining compelling issues and ideas in a provocative and entertaining manner.

As a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre, the Holy Cross theatre program is highly regarded regionally and nationally. Our teaching and programming has been reviewed and certified as meeting all national standards for formal theatre training.

Program Highlights

In addition to classes in theatre history and literature, students can choose to pursue the major with either an acting or design emphasis, or they can create a self-designed major through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in film studies or playwriting. Courses of study include: 
  • acting
  • dance
  • design 
  • directing 
  • film
  • history and literature
Stage manage, learn different styles of dance, study abroad and more.
Each semester students collaborate with faculty and professional staff on major productions.
View photos of past theatre department productions.

Theatre News

Holy Cross Academic Conference 2017 to Showcase Student Work

Apr 21, 2017

As the academic year nears its end, more than 350 students will present the results of their independent work in the performing and visual arts, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences at the 2017 Academic Conference, taking place across campus …

Holy Cross Theatre Department to Present ‘The Royal Family’

Mar 28, 2017

The College of the Holy Cross theatre department will present “The Royal Family,” written by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber and directed by Steve Vineberg, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Humanities. The performances will be held in Fenwick Theatre, …