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  • Opportunities to learn

    The Department of Theater offers a major and minor to undergraduates, as well as a Multicultural Theater Certificate, and has a graduate program offering specializations in 5 areas.

    Opportunities to learn

    The Department of Theater offers a major and minor to undergraduates, as well as a Multicultural Theater Certificate, and has a graduate program offering specializations in 5 areas.

  • Season 2019-2020

    We welcome the campus, Five College and local community into our spaces as audience members, learners, and participants in theater.

    Season 2019-2020

    We welcome the campus, Five College and local community into our spaces as audience members, learners, and participants in theater.

  • Support excellence

    Give to the Department of Theater so that we can best support our students.

    Support excellence

    Give to the Department of Theater so that we can best support our students.

News

Happy Retirement! Julie Nelson takes her leave

September 03, 2019

In spring 2019, Julie Nelson, a stalwart of our performance program for nearly three decades, retired from the Department of Theater. She's hardly gone from the theater world — Gina Kaufmann...

Amy Altadonna teaches students to use sound for storytelling across media

August 20, 2019

When she came to UMass Amherst, Sound Design Lecturer Amy Altadonna planned to teach her students about her medium by tackling sound design for theater — she is a faculty member of the Department...

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Events

Oct
10-19

Baltimore

The Rand Theater
7:30 pm

Nov
07-16

The Bacchae of Euripides

Curtain Theater
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Jan-Feb
31-22

UMass New Play Lab

Curtain Theater
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

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UMass Theater

Are you curious?

Prospective students: Are you interested in a theater program that challenges you to mount professional-quality productions? That offers strong mentorship and creative collaboration? Consider UMass Theater.

Read our undergraduate FAQ or our graduate FAQ, and make plans to visit us on campus. We offer tours on weekdays and prefer three days' notice so we can arrange for a student guide. Contact our administrative assistant to make arrangements.