Theatre Arts Programs & Events

A life on stage, film, television, new media or in the wings. Performing or teaching others to perform. Using performance to build community and transmit values. These are the career and life goals of Theatre Arts majors at Cal Lutheran.

Theatre Arts at Cal Lutheran

Greek Mask Ritual

Drama class slideshow

Students in the Acting Styles class trek to the top of Mt. CLEF as part of an exercise in Greek Theatre.

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The Theatre Arts Department at Cal Lutheran is dedicated to providing students with both artistic and scholastic foundations to prepare them for a prosperous life and career in the theatrical and multimedia fields. We offer a series of fundamental and advanced courses in theatre along with numerous performance and technical opportunities in our highly regarded Mainstage, Blackbox, and film productions. Students participate in a yearly average of  four major productions, including classics, contemporary pieces, musicals, original films, improvisational theatre, and the student Blackbox series.

Not only do CLU students shine onstage — they're all also busy behind the scenes, taking positions of responsibility with publicity, sound, stage management, production management, and design opportunities including: lights, hair, makeup, costumes, and scenic. Opportunities for our students continue throughout the summer with internship opportunities for technical and performance emphases in both Camp Shakespeare and the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival, a professional equity theatre company that performs on campus. For more information on Camp Shakespeare and the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival, visit the website here.

What's Happening Now:

Under Fire directed by Michael J. Arndt

November 11, 12 at 8 pm, 
November 13 at 4pm and 8 pm, 
November 14 at 8 pm, 
November 15 at 2 pm, 
November 17 at 10:30 am, 
November 18, 19 at 8 pm, 
November 20 at 4 pm and 8 pm, 
November 21 at 8 pm, 
November 22 at 2pm.

Online ticket reservations are now closed for all performances but tickets are still available! Please call 805.493.3452 or check ticket availability at the door the day of the performance. Please note that previously reserved tickets will be released 15 minutes prior to show time. We thank you for your support!



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