Welcome to the Department of Theatre and Dance

Students in the Department of Theatre and Dance get hands-on training and one-on-one mentorship from a professional faculty and renowned guest artists in acting, directing, playwriting, theatrical design, and technology. From our mainstage productions to our student-produced shows, students have plenty of opportunities to participate on stage or backstage. Special programs include a musical theatre certificate, education abroad, as well as a thriving dance program that emphasizes technique, composition, performance, and production.

The University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)Visit the NAST website for more information about accreditation.
Explore Our Programs
The Major in Dance in the University of Kentucky’s Department of Theatre and Dance educates its students in the history, theory, creativity, practice, and performance of dance within the context of a broad liberal arts education.
The Dance Minor is open to students from any college and offers instruction in ballet, jazz, modern and musical theatre dance in addition to choreography and improvisation.
Students get hands-on training and one-on-one mentorship from a professional theatre faculty.
Students from any college or department may choose to minor in Theatre.
Dramatic writing and film/video production remain essential elements of contemporary entertainment industry platforms that are rapidly expanding in every sphere of artistic production.
The Musical Theatre Certificate offers students the opportunity to study this popular art form in a flexible program. As a Theatre, Music, or Dance Major students may audition for entrance into this highly selective program each spring and can be admitted even as incoming Freshmen.
Upcoming Events
  • Radium Girls
    Oct 13 2022 | 7:30pm, Oct 14 2022 | 7:30pm, Oct 15 2022 | 2pm, Oct 15 2022 | 7:30pm, Oct 16 2022 | 2pm

    UK Department of Theatre + Dance presents
    Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory
    Briggs Theatre, 127 Fine Arts Building

    In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie was an…

    Briggs Theatre
  • Radium Girls
    Oct 13 2022 | 7:30pm, Oct 14 2022 | 7:30pm, Oct 15 2022 | 2pm, Oct 15 2022 | 7:30pm, Oct 16 2022 | 2pm

    UK Department of Theatre + Dance presents
    Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory
    Briggs Theatre, 127 Fine Arts Building

    In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie was an…

    Briggs Theatre
  • Radium Girls
    Oct 13 2022 | 7:30pm, Oct 14 2022 | 7:30pm, Oct 15 2022 | 2pm, Oct 15 2022 | 7:30pm, Oct 16 2022 | 2pm

    UK Department of Theatre + Dance presents
    Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory
    Briggs Theatre, 127 Fine Arts Building

    In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie was an…

    Briggs Theatre
  • Radium Girls
    Oct 13 2022 | 7:30pm, Oct 14 2022 | 7:30pm, Oct 15 2022 | 2pm, Oct 15 2022 | 7:30pm, Oct 16 2022 | 2pm

    UK Department of Theatre + Dance presents
    Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory
    Briggs Theatre, 127 Fine Arts Building

    In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie was an…

    Briggs Theatre
  • Radium Girls
    Oct 13 2022 | 7:30pm, Oct 14 2022 | 7:30pm, Oct 15 2022 | 2pm, Oct 15 2022 | 7:30pm, Oct 16 2022 | 2pm

    UK Department of Theatre + Dance presents
    Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory
    Briggs Theatre, 127 Fine Arts Building

    In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie was an…

    Briggs Theatre
  • person behind fan with feather in hair, text says the school for scandal
    Dec 1 2022 | 7:30pm, Dec 2 2022 | 7:30pm, Dec 3 2022 | 2pm, Dec 3 2022 | 7:30pm, Dec 4 2022 | 2pm

    UK Department of Theatre + Dance presents
    The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    Guignol Theatre 

    The comedic, satirical play, The School for…

    Guignol Theatre
  • person behind fan with feather in hair, text says the school for scandal
    Dec 1 2022 | 7:30pm, Dec 2 2022 | 7:30pm, Dec 3 2022 | 2pm, Dec 3 2022 | 7:30pm, Dec 4 2022 | 2pm

    UK Department of Theatre + Dance presents
    The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    Guignol Theatre 

    The comedic, satirical play, The School for…

    Guignol Theatre
  • person behind fan with feather in hair, text says the school for scandal
    Dec 1 2022 | 7:30pm, Dec 2 2022 | 7:30pm, Dec 3 2022 | 2pm, Dec 3 2022 | 7:30pm, Dec 4 2022 | 2pm

    UK Department of Theatre + Dance presents
    The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    Guignol Theatre 

    The comedic, satirical play, The School for…

    Guignol Theatre
  • person behind fan with feather in hair, text says the school for scandal
    Dec 1 2022 | 7:30pm, Dec 2 2022 | 7:30pm, Dec 3 2022 | 2pm, Dec 3 2022 | 7:30pm, Dec 4 2022 | 2pm

    UK Department of Theatre + Dance presents
    The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    Guignol Theatre 

    The comedic, satirical play, The School for…

    Guignol Theatre
  • person behind fan with feather in hair, text says the school for scandal
    Dec 1 2022 | 7:30pm, Dec 2 2022 | 7:30pm, Dec 3 2022 | 2pm, Dec 3 2022 | 7:30pm, Dec 4 2022 | 2pm

    UK Department of Theatre + Dance presents
    The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    Guignol Theatre 

    The comedic, satirical play, The School for…

    Guignol Theatre
Created 08/12/2021
||
Last Updated 07/01/2022