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For Students

Major in anything, participate in theatre!





Auditions at University Theatre are open to all NC State students. You don’t have to be a theatre major, or even be taking a theatre class, to give it a shot. We are always looking for enthusiastic new talent for the shows. Auditions are typically held 6-8 weeks in advance of a show's opening night.


Visit Auditions & Casting for specific dates and instructions.





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University Theatre's patrons enjoy seeing our students in every capacity of the theatre. We offer unique opportunities to expand your education or sample new experiences through volunteer work.

See our current season schedule for dates and times of productions you might audition for or choose to volunteer backstage.


More about volunteer opportunities>





Helping with AliceParticipation in University Theatre classes and productions is open to all students, regardless of major.


We are pleased to offer classes in Thompson Hall, including acting, directing, lighting and sound, stagecraft and stage makeup.


For course schedules and registration, visit NC State Schedule of Courses. See the descriptions listed in the course catalog, then search for the THE classes in the schedule.





The THEATRE MINOR has returned, new and improved! Check it out!


Watch for announcements of workshops and other events. Join our listserv: send email to






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The students at NC State University are very active in the student arts organizations.

Alpha Psi Omega—Alpha Psi Omega is the National Collegiate Honorary Dramatic Fraternity. The Psi Kappa Cast is the University Theatre's chapter of Alpha Psi Omega which was founded in 1972. Members are invited to pledge the fraternity by earning points for their service to University Theatre productions in performance and or production. APO members serve University Theatre in many capacities including student leadership, activism and recruitment. Initiations are held twice yearly. They take part in service activities, promote the theatre activities, work the concession stand, help backstage at the shows, and sponsor student activities, including the year-end Hammys award ceremony and banquet. Contact us for more information.





Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Each year, University Theatreaccepts proposals from experienced students who want to produce a student studio production. These productions require a strong commitment of time and organization.


What is Student Studio?

Student directed, student produced, student designed one-act plays that are performend in the Studio Theatre as part of our Spring season. Interested?


Learn more about the Student Studio here>


The ARTS NC STATE Creative and Performing Artist Award program




The Creative Artist AwardMichael Seebold

The Creative Artist Award recognizes original work in music, dance and theatre created by NC State students. A committee of music, dance and theatre faculty annually reviews submissions of original work in the fields of music, dance and theatre, and choose the artists who best exemplify the award(s) forCreative Artist. The selected work(s) will be performed in the following academic year by the appropriate ARTS NC STATE performing arts program.

Each winning creative artist(s) receives $500 along with recognition in the following year’s ARTS NC STATE playbill. If one or more artists submit an original work as group, the $500 will be split between members of the group. A corresponding $1,000 grant is given to the appropriate program or department to assist in the production of the selected work by the Music Department, Dance Program and/or University Theatre.


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The Performing Artist Award
The Performing Artist Award honors student performers in music, dance and theatre. Recipients of the Performing Artist Award are chosen through a departmental adjudication process rather than an application process.

Faculty in each performing arts area (music, dance and theatre) will choose the artist who best exemplifies the performance of the year. The students who will be considered for this award are any current full-time NC State student enrolled in a music, dance or theatre course and/or involved in a Music Department, Dance Program, or University Theatre production or performance.


(Photos, Michael Seebold, playwright receives award in 2012; performance of his play The Spyglass Seven in 2013)