Theatre & Dance

About the Department of Theatre & Dance

Welcome to the University of Redlands Department of Theatre & Dance website. Here you can discover information about our degree program, learn about upcoming and past productions and discover our faculty and guest artists as well as our department awards and accolades.

The strengths of our department lie in our size and our depth. Our professors are experienced professionals as well as teachers, scholars and artists. We offer our students a rich range of expertise in many aspects of the performing arts.

Housed within our liberal arts university, Theatre provides a strong academic major integrating performance, the creative process at all levels and unique production opportunities.

Located between the cultural centers of Los Angeles and Palm Springs, theatre students have access to world class productions and companies. Theatre Arts students are introduced to a provocative range of human experiences, passions and ideas. Whether reading a play in class, performing a role on stage or working behind the scenes, students share ideas and grapple with larger questions-how we as a society express ourselves, how we communicate our needs and how we reconcile our differences.

The University of Redlands Department of Theatre & Dance emphasizes theatre's uniquely collaborative nature and invites each of our students to participate in something larger than him or herself.

Spring 2024 Course Offerings

See info HERE

Audition/Interview Requirements

Students who intend to obtain a degree in theatre or theatre business are required to audition, submit portfolio, or interview. For more info please our guidelines:


Theatre and Dance Audition Dates and Deadlines for 2024

Saturday, February 17 – In-person auditions and interview at University of Redlands
Sunday, February 18 – Video audition submission deadline
Saturday, February 24 – Virtual Interviews for video auditions


Theatre Arts Building Tour

Take a look inside our department! Start at the Frederick Loewe Theatre, travel inside to our classrooms & Rabbit Hole, all the way to the Glenn Wallichs stage and outside to our courtyard. 

Kolby Ratigan '21

"Going in as a designer, I have to think about how the writer wrote the story, and I get to play off of that with the setting for the production. After spending months designing a show, I get to walk into the theatre and see it come to life—nothing comes close to that feeling."

Read more about Kolby on the Bulldog Blog