Two UAB Musical Theatre students performing on stage.

The UAB Department of Theatre prepares you for a future in the performing arts. You can pursue academic options that prepare you for careers in acting, directing, musical theatre, and stagecraft.

The UAB Department of Theatre offers:

Why Theatre at UAB?

Honors Program

Outstanding students can apply to the Theatre Honors Program. The honors program provides additional opportunities and serves as preparation for graduate studies.

Performance and Production

We produce at least four main-season shows every year, plus studio productions and showcase pieces. We also have four touring companies traveling all over the state and frequently collaborate on projects with other Departments on campus. The result is that actors and designers in our Department have plenty of opportunities to work, learn, and grow while exploring and challenging their own ability and creativity.

Theatre Facilities

From state-of-the-art theatres to a scene design shop, the UAB Department of Theatre has the facilities needed to put on professional-level productions.

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre

Performance Concentration

Performance Concentration

General Studies Concentration

General Studies Concentration


Design/Technology Concentration


UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.