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
  • Dec 1 2021 | 6 - 10pm, Dec 2 2021 | 6 - 10pm

    AUDITIONS FOR NEW PLAY

    Audition Date: Wednesday, December 1st 6-10pm
    Callback Date: Thursday, December 2nd 6-10pm
    Location: University of Kentucky, College of Fine Arts,…

    Guignol Theatre
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    Dec 3 2021 | 6pm, Dec 4 2021 | 6pm
    GRACE

    Written by Craig Wright

    Directed by Taylor Crumrine

    The final production in this semester's Studio Season lineup, GRACE by Craig Wright, will be presented in the Briggs…

    Briggs Theatre
  • Poster image for Grace
    Dec 3 2021 | 6pm, Dec 4 2021 | 6pm
    GRACE

    Written by Craig Wright

    Directed by Taylor Crumrine

    The final production in this semester's Studio Season lineup, GRACE by Craig Wright, will be presented in the Briggs…

    Briggs Theatre
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    Feb 11 2022 | 7:30pm, Feb 12 2022 | 7:30pm, Feb 13 2022 | 2pm

    The Art of Exchange: Music and Dance Collaborative Concert 
    February 11 and 12, 7:30 pm | February 13, 2pm
    Q&A following the February 12 performance

    Guignol Theatre
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    Feb 24 2022 | 7:30pm, Feb 25 2022 | 7:30pm, Feb 26 2022 | 7:30pm, Feb 27 2022 | 2pm, Feb 27 2022 | 7:30pm

    Black Lives Matter: 1619 to Now 

    A…

    Guignol Theatre
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    Feb 24 2022 | 7:30pm, Feb 25 2022 | 7:30pm, Feb 26 2022 | 7:30pm, Feb 27 2022 | 2pm, Feb 27 2022 | 7:30pm

    Black Lives Matter: 1619 to Now 

    A…

    Guignol Theatre
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    Feb 24 2022 | 7:30pm, Feb 25 2022 | 7:30pm, Feb 26 2022 | 7:30pm, Feb 27 2022 | 2pm, Feb 27 2022 | 7:30pm

    Black Lives Matter: 1619 to Now 

    A…

    Guignol Theatre
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    Feb 24 2022 | 7:30pm, Feb 25 2022 | 7:30pm, Feb 26 2022 | 7:30pm, Feb 27 2022 | 2pm, Feb 27 2022 | 7:30pm

    Black Lives Matter: 1619 to Now 

    A…

    Guignol Theatre
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