Perform, design, write plays, direct and study the literature and history of the world of theatre.

Students may major in theatre — including a unique applied theatre program that investigates the use of theater in community service, health or political contexts — or simply participate in courses and shows.



Work with guest directors and instructors from the theatre world and participate in two main stage productions each year, plus student-produced LunchBox season performances. Take advanced classes on such specialized topics as gender and performance and playwriting. 

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Pacific University theatre students perform on stage
Apply for a Pacific University Talent Scholarship! Students may earn up to $7,000 a year, renewable for up to four years for students who major or minor in theatre or applied theatre. Incoming first-year students and transfer students are eligible to apply.

Upcoming Events

7:30 p.m. | Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre
7:30 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 20, 2023
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre
7:30 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre
2 p.m. | Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre


Rainbow poster image for Pacific University Theatre production of The Importance of Being Earnest

Pacific University's Theatre department is charmed to present our Spring 2023 production of Oscar Wilde's "THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST," directed by guest artist Cassie Greer.

Couple kissing

Pacific University's Theatre Department proudly presents its Winter 2023 production: "Constellations" by Nick Payne, directed byElliot Lorenc '20. Join us for performances from Feb. 9 through Feb. 12.

Soccer players in The Wolves

Pacific University’s Theatre Department is proud to present its Spring 2022 production, The Wolves, written by Sarah DeLappe and directed by Jacob Coleman. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.