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Theatre Department
It is our highest aim to provide students with spiritual and academic opportunities in all aspects of the creative process of theatre.

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Theatre promotional photos for upcoming drama production of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame".

The BYU-Idaho Department of Theatre offers a wide span of theatrical experiences to engage its participants and accommodate their diverse strengths. It is our highest aim to provide students with spiritual and academic opportunities in all aspects of the creative process of theatre. They will be trained in an environment that fosters individual creativity and commitment to the principles of the restored Gospel.

Classes and experiences are designed to develop the performance skills necessary to excel as actors and directors. We teach principles of theatrical design and technology, enabling students to deepen their understanding of dramatic literature, theatre history, and criticism. A number of degrees, minors, and concentrations are offered to individualize students' education and career paths.

Students don't have to be a theatre major to audition for productions and enroll in theatre classes, we encourage everyone to participate! Regardless of major or skill level, students can find great educational, social, and enjoyable experiences. Students with interests in technical theatre, set design, costume design and set construction can also volunteer to help with theatrical productions.

Upcoming Productions

Discover dates and times for the upcoming productions!
By Gilbert & Sullivan
Directed by Richard J. Clifford & David Olsen

January 31 & February 2–3 & 6–7 & 9 at 7:30 p.m.
February 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Snow Drama Theatre 

The Topsy Turvy world of Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular social satire is turned on its head again in this pop culture inspired adaptation, reimagined for the 21st century. On the morning of Mikado Industries annual corporate retreat, all seems perfect in the world. But then a wandering wedding singer with the stage name of Nanki-Poo appears looking for his long-lost love. Nanki-Poo loves Yum-Yum but she’s betrothed to Ko-Ko, the new Lord High Executioner. Under the emperor’s law, even flirting is a capital offence. So when the Emperor shows up unexpectedly, Nanki-Poo and Ko-Ko rush to come to an arrangement that doesn’t result in anyone losing their head!

By Brian Friel
Directed by Jennie Pardoe 

March 20–23 & 26–29 at 7:30 p.m.
March 30 at 2:00 p.m.
Snow Black Box Theatre 

In 1833, when the British military arrives to survey the land in County Donegal, Ireland, in order to map and anglicize Irish place names, the lively community of Baile Baeg is forced to reckon with the complexities of (mis)communication, understanding, and the loss of native language and heritage and face a changing world. When “progress” means the erasure of a rich culture, what do we stand to lose?

Bachelor's Degrees We Offer

For general information about each of our offerings, visit our Degrees and Programs page.