University Theatre is North Carolina State University's volunteer student theatre. Under the direction of a full-time professional staff, University Theatre produces eight to ten shows each season: four-five main season shows, a summer TheatreFest repertory season of three plays, and when schedule permits, a diversity play and student studio production.
University Theatre offers a blend of student volunteer productions and academic theatre training. Productions are open to all NC State students, regardless of major or whether or not they are enrolled in theatre courses, thus providing an extra-curricular production program while offering the opportunity to receive course credit. We also offer a minor in Theatre. Classes are available in acting, directing, introduction to theatre, and all areas of technical theatre, including stage craft, costume, make-up, lighting, and scenic design.
The Frank Thompson Hall is located on the NC State campus at the corner of Dunn and Jensen, off Pullen Road in the former Thompson Gymnasium. It contains the Titmus Theatre, seating 192, and the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, which seats 108. Free performance parking is available in the adjacent parking deck. The Crafts Center is located on the lower level.
Stewart Theatre, located in the Talley Student Center on Cates Drive, across from Carmichael Gymnasium, has a seating capacity of 807. Free performance parking is available in the parking deck or any space that Stewart Theatre is currently undergoing renovation with Talley Student Center, and will reopen in 2015.
Accommodations for the physically handicapped are provided. Please let us know in advance if you require wheel chair seating or any other special arrangements. A wheelchair is provided courtesy of Arts Access, Inc.
Housed within the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, University Theatre's mission is to provide quality theatrical, artistic and practical experiences for the students and larger campus and Triangle communities. University Theatre invites students and the community to bring their own life experiences to the learning process, to observe the life experiences of others, to become better informed on the human condition and to discover, learn and grow in a supportive artistic environment.