Theatre for all stages.

Butler Theatre strives to push the boundaries of our art as we create innovative productions and instill our students with an entrepreneurial spirit, which will help them to succeed in an ever-changing market. 

All the world’s your stage.

Butler Theatre majors are performers, designers, and builders. They take time, space, people, and ideas to create amazing experiences. They participate in internships around the country, study abroad opportunities around the world, and learn on-campus from visiting international theatre artists.

Our students also explore a variety of classes and dive deeper into theatre through our BFA in Acting and/or one or more of our six areas of emphasis: acting, stage management, directing, set and lighting design/technical theatre, costume design/technical theatre, and music theatre.

This comprehensive training allows students to gain transferable and marketable skills, which prepare them for successful careers.

Of 2020 graduates employed or attending graduate school within one year of graduation
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New Major

The BFA in Acting is designed for serious undergraduate students who seek deep actor training, preparing them for entry into professional acting work or graduate MFA Acting programs.

Student theatre production