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
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 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.
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.
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.
Upcoming Events
  • "The Thanksgiving Play," by Larissa FastHorse
    Oct 14 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 15 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 16 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 17 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 16 2021 | 2pm, Oct 17 2021 | 2pm

    The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse, October 14 – 17, 2021

    Briggs Theatre
  • "The Thanksgiving Play," by Larissa FastHorse
    Oct 14 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 15 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 16 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 17 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 16 2021 | 2pm, Oct 17 2021 | 2pm

    The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse, October 14 – 17, 2021

    Briggs Theatre
  • dancer in studio
    Oct 16 2021 | 8:15am - 4pm

    Join the Department of Theatre & Dance for a day of workshops taught by our faculty, Q&As with both faculty and current students, and tours of our facilities on campus. Plus, all…

    Fine Arts Building
  • "The Thanksgiving Play," by Larissa FastHorse
    Oct 14 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 15 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 16 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 17 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 16 2021 | 2pm, Oct 17 2021 | 2pm

    The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse, October 14 – 17, 2021

    Briggs Theatre
  • "The Thanksgiving Play," by Larissa FastHorse
    Oct 14 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 15 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 16 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 17 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 16 2021 | 2pm, Oct 17 2021 | 2pm

    The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse, October 14 – 17, 2021

    Briggs Theatre
  • "The Thanksgiving Play," by Larissa FastHorse
    Oct 14 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 15 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 16 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 17 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 16 2021 | 2pm, Oct 17 2021 | 2pm

    The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse, October 14 – 17, 2021

    Briggs Theatre
  • "The Thanksgiving Play," by Larissa FastHorse
    Oct 14 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 15 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 16 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 17 2021 | 7:30pm, Oct 16 2021 | 2pm, Oct 17 2021 | 2pm

    The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse, October 14 – 17, 2021

    Briggs Theatre
  • Laramie Project poster
    Nov 18 2021 | 7:30pm, Nov 19 2021 | 7:30pm, Nov 20 2021 | 2pm, Nov 20 2021 | 7:30pm, Nov 21 2021 | 2pm

    The Laramie Project, by Moises Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project

    Virtual Event
  • Laramie Project poster
    Nov 18 2021 | 7:30pm, Nov 19 2021 | 7:30pm, Nov 20 2021 | 2pm, Nov 20 2021 | 7:30pm, Nov 21 2021 | 2pm

    The Laramie Project, by Moises Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project

    Virtual Event
  • Laramie Project poster
    Nov 18 2021 | 7:30pm, Nov 19 2021 | 7:30pm, Nov 20 2021 | 2pm, Nov 20 2021 | 7:30pm, Nov 21 2021 | 2pm

    The Laramie Project, by Moises Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project

    Virtual Event
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Last Updated 08/19/2021