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Theatre Arts

Tell the Stories That Shape Our Culture

Develop your craft and sharpen your skills

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.

Our department brings theatre to the community through our season performances and summer camps for high school, middle school and elementary school students.

Choose from a BFA in Musical Theatre, a BFA in Acting, a B.A. or B.S. 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.

Theatre Arts Programs

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, The Black Box Theatre, and the professional arm of the department, the Alluvion Stage Company.


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

Generalist Degrees

Prepare for a wide range of theatre-based careers with a B.A. or B.S. in Theatre from Liberty University. Through these generalist degrees, you’ll receive practical instruction in the theory and practice of theatre performance and production. Develop into a skilled and professional theatrical artist.

BFA Entrance Auditions

Students will need to complete an audition and be accepted by the Performance Faculty into the BFA programs.

Review the requirements for the BFA Musical Theatre/BFA Acting entrance auditions.

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 credit hours and help to broaden your degree program.

Current Students

Student Advising
Accepted BFA students and junior/senior generalist B.A./B.S. students are assigned a faculty advisor to help with questions about classes, career fields, and more.

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 at brgawinski@liberty.edu.

Featured Faculty

Our Current Theatre Season

Academic Performances

Support Theatre Arts with a Tower Club Annual Membership

Start Your Journey as a Student at Liberty

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.

Tower Theater – Exterior
Tower Theater – Box Office
Tower Theater – Interior
Cinderella at the Tower Theater
Rehearsal Room
Black Box Theater – Control Booth
Silent Sky at Black Box Theater

Discover Theatre Arts

Here’s what you could learn with your theatre degree:




Stage Combat


Audio Theatre

Stage Management & Directing


Script Analysis

What Our Alumni Say

Tatum Sheppard

Getting my education with a biblical worldview was critical in maturing me and teaching me to find my identity in Christ and not in the things that I do….I was so grateful to graduate from a college that taught me not only what I needed to know to succeed in my career but also how I was going to succeed as a person and as a Christian.

Rachel Day

I am just struck by the remarkable level of excellence that the Liberty University Department of Theatre Arts demands, teaches, and instills in their graduates. I would definitely say that everything that I learned while spending time at LU has served me really well and has put me in a very competitive position.

Logan Polson

The entire staff in the theatre department have been amazing stewards of the gifts they have been given, constantly pouring into us more generously than I have ever heard before at a university.

Lindsley Register

My professors helped me lay a foundation of proper acting technique, approach, and habits so that when the opportunities came to me, I was ready. Having the film school close by was another huge help because I was able to get on-screen experience and footage for a demo reel before I graduated. These were invaluable head starts.


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