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Picture this scene: you on stage. The curtain lifts with bright lights shining overhead, and the audience extends before you in a hazy shadow. In that still moment, the words you’ve rehearsed so many times before explode into your consciousness. In a bold voice, you deliver your lines with a magic that can only be found in live theater.

As part of Calvin’s theatre program, you’ll discover that magic—and the message behind it. Here, theater tells stories of diverse human experiences from all around God’s world. We challenge ourselves and our audience to see the world differently and to act with empathy and compassion. Whether your role is directing, acting, producing, or designing, you’ll stretch your artistic abilities and leave a lasting impression on the audience.

Here, you’ll use the spotlight to illuminate something much greater than yourself.

Program Distinctives

Enrich any major - A theatre minor pairs well with any major. The leadership, self-confidence, and communication skills learned on stage translate well to any career.
Allies for success - Learn from dedicated Christians—and fellow thespians—who act with intentionality. They want to get to know you personally and prepare you for success. Whatever you want to do, wherever you want to go, Calvin professors will help you reach your goals.
Imagine anyway - Take advantage of Calvin’s different theater performance spaces. From open vista to black box, intimate to grand, our performance spaces are designed with every story in mind.
Outstanding legacy - Calvin theatre grads excel in both professional theater settings and other exciting work, from ministry and television to web design and advertising. Employers love our grads because they’re creative thinkers who can adapt on their feet.

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Take your talents to the stage as a member of the Calvin Theatre Company. Immerse yourself in every aspect of theater—acting, directing, lighting, set design, and more. Develop skills and relationships that last well beyond the final curtain call.

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