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Department of Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts: Tell the Stories That Shape Our Culture

Develop your craft and sharpen your skills as you prepare for a career in theatre arts.

Gain the hands-on theatrical experience you need through our academic productions and even jump-start your career with the opportunity to earn professional credits through our very own Alluvion Stage Company. Here, you can also benefit from our tradition of original works— integrated from start to finish which can offer you a comprehensive stage experience.

Taught from a Christian worldview, classes in Liberty’s Theatre Arts Department emphasize storytelling and the development of skills required for employment in the industry.

Choose from a BFA in Musical Theatre, a BFA in Acting, a BA or BS in Theatre Arts. And now, any major can add on a minor in Dance and Theatre Arts.

A Christian Theatre Arts Experience

Learn from faculty members who embrace their Christian faith and are active professionals specializing in many areas such as acting, voice, songwriting, directing, dance, choreography, stage movement, stage combat, lighting, design, drama ministry, and theater history. Our programs are built around teaching the art of theatre in order to impact the culture for Christ.

Stream Our Original Performances

Decipher: An Unpenned Story of the Civil War

Bloodroot: The Ballad of Clinch Mountain


Theatre Arts Degrees

 

BFA in Musical Theatre

Develop your craft by concentrating on music, dance, and acting. You will have the opportunity to audition for the academic shows produced each year between the Tower Theater and The Black Box Theatre as well as the professional arm of the department, the Alluvion Stage Company.

BFA Entrance Auditions

 

BFA in Acting

Develop your craft by focusing on a variety of acting styles and periods as well as stage combat, movement, and dialects and accents. You will have the opportunity to audition for the academic shows produced each year between the Tower Theater and The Black Box Theatre as well as the professional arm of the department, the Alluvion Stage Company.

BFA Entrance Auditions

 

Theatre Generalist Degrees

Prepare for a wide range of theatre-based careers with a BA or BS in Theatre from Liberty University. Through these generalist degrees, you’ll receive practical instruction in the theory and practice of theatre performance and production.

See Generalist Degrees

 

Theatre Arts Minors

Enhance your major with a minor in Dance or Theatre Arts from the Department of Theatre Arts at Liberty University. Minors are 15-24 credit hours and help to broaden your degree program.

See Theatre Minors


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Our Current Theatre Season


Drama Outreach Trips

Use your skill sets to share the Gospel through drama outreach trips. Our team is uniquely qualified to assist the local ministry through drama in sharing the Gospel in ways that overcome language barriers as well as encourage and strengthen community relationships. Gain experiential learning within your craft as you have the opportunity to plan, direct and perform in ways that transcend both language and cultural barriers.

Ready to get involved? Contact Barry Gawinski: brgawinski@liberty.edu.


State-of-the-Art Stage Facilities

The Department of Theatre Arts produces six productions each season between our two stages: the Tower Theater and The Black Box Theater. The Tower Theater seats 640 and houses over 12,000 square feet of backstage and support area. Home to the Alluvion Stage Company and Liberty’s Department of Theatre Arts, the Tower Theater features a Broadway-style fly tower, a professional rigging system, catwalks, a balcony, and an orchestra pit. The Black Box Theater offers flexible seating in a more intimate space, allowing students and audiences alike the opportunity to experience theater in a new and exciting way. 


Discover Theatre Arts 

Here’s what You Could Learn with Your Theatre Degree

Dance

Acting

Voice

Stagecraft

Stage Combat

Playwriting

Audio Theatre

Script Analysis

Stage Management & Directing


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THE 39 STEPS poster is complete! See our story for the full thing 🤩 We’re kicking off our season with this special, Alluvion Stage Company sponsored faculty showcase starring our very own Neal Brasher, Chris Nelson, and Andy and Erica Geffken. The show opens Aug. 26 in the Black Box Theater. Season subscriptions go on sale in just a few weeks, so you’ll have early access to choosing when you’d like to see the shows and where you’d like to sit. Stay tuned for more details!
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Mark your calendars for the Dance Showcase THIS Wednesday! We have some incredibly talented dancers all over campus and on Wednesday, they’re all coming together to perform for you! This event is FREE and open to the public. We’ll see you at 6 p.m. in the Tower Theater!
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Check out this amazing sneak peek of 42nd STREET! 🤩 We cannot wait to open this show next week! Grab your tickets TODAY! Call (434) 582-SEAT or buy online at Liberty.edu/Tickets ...

We have 2 more original works being read on Sunday evening for The Originals! Join us in the Black Box Theater for Jonathan Brennan’s reading at 7 p.m. and Kaley Hutter’s reading at 8:30 p.m.
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THEA Majors: Don’t forget about the special convocation on Monday with Piercing Word! Piercing Word performs scripture in dramatic and musical presentations, word-for-word from the ESV Bible, with the tag-line of “The Scripture is our script". They will perform their production, The One Story. The six-person cast tells the entire story of the Bible and is accompanied by original orchestrations that underscore key themes throughout the production. Black Box Theater doors open at 10:15 a.m.
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Have you seen the guys version of the 42nd STREET poster? 😎 We can’t believe we open in about 2 weeks! Make sure you get your tickets before they sell out! And don’t forget the student price is $11. See you at the theater! 🥳
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There are only 3 more dates for The Originals left! This Sunday, listen to excerpts from John Lennon’s play at 7 p.m. and Kelsey Dial’s play at 8:30 p.m. Then come back in April for some more readings! You won’t want to miss it.
#originalworks #livereading #dontmissout
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Did you know we offer student tickets to our shows for just $11? Get this sweet discount by calling (434) 582-SEAT and enjoy an afternoon or evening at the theater!
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42nd STREET opens next month! Have you seen the official poster featuring our amazing leads? 🤩 We can’t wait for you to enjoy the glitz, glam, and incredible tap numbers that make up 42nd STREET. Get your tickets today! Call (434) 582-SEAT or buy online at Liberty.edu/Tickets
#42ndstreet #openingsoon #musicaltheatre #glitzandglam #tapdance #virginiatheatre #getyourtickets
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Our Drama Ministry Team is in California for Spring Break! Be in prayer for them as they partner with local churches and schools to spread the gospel!
#dramaministry #springbreak #prayer
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Student Labs are coming up and run for two nights only! All three shows will be performed at the 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. showings. Come support student-written, student-produced, and student-performed works on April 1-2!
Also big shout out to @thearmondavis for designing this beautiful poster for the shows 🤩
#studentlabs #studentwritten #originalwork #comingsoon #getyourtickets #virginiatheatre
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