It’s your time to shine
Want to be a part of making innovative, dynamic theatre? You’ve come to the right place.
The Department of Theatre strives to provide a rich learning environment that offers opportunities for students to develop as well-rounded theatre artists. We strive to engage students, audiences, community members, teachers and guest artists in diverse, innovative and captivating theatre that illuminates the human condition.
Our coursework and productions serve to prepare students for a life in the theatre, and to create a place for theatre in our students’ lives. Ready to join? Apply today!
Be our guest – attend a free show!
One great way to get to know the department is to see a production.
All prospective UNI students are eligible for complimentary tickets to our productions. Contact the departmental office and identify yourself as a prospective student in order to arrange tickets for a performance. For a current listing of our shows, visit the TheatreUNI website, linked below.
Teaching through Theatre
Theatre majors get involved in community programming.
Zoella Sneed - Theatre Major and Lux Award Winner
The Lux Service Award is the most prestigious award given to graduating senior students each academic year to acknowledge the culmination of their overall involvement. Recipients consistently go above and beyond, leaving a lasting legacy upon graduation.
Hannah Smith - The joys of teaching theatre for youth
Senior Drama and Theatre for Youth major Hannah Smith was selected for a summer internship at The Rose Theater in Omaha. The Waterloo native was thrilled to get the chance to live in a bigger city while pursuing her passion of teaching a new generation the joys of theater.