Department of Theatre

You don't have to be a theatre major to be involved


You don’t have to be a theatre major to be involved! TheatreUNI frequently casts non-majors in main stage productions. UNISTA (UNI Student Theatre Association) frequently casts non-majors as well. Auditions are open to all enrolled UNI students.


The scenic and costume studios, box office and departmental office all hire a number of student employees for the year. Some positions are work-study; some are not.


TheatreUNI is always looking for volunteer help in the scenic and costume studios. If you enjoy building, painting, drawing or sewing, we have a place for you.  

There are many ways to be involved with the Theatre at UNI.


Audiences of the TheatreUNI rely on a friendly, efficient usher staff to greet and help them find their seats. The time commitment is minimal, and the benefits include a free ticket to the show.


No one wants to perform to an empty house! The audience is a vital part of the live theatre experience, and TheatreUNI strives to bring you the best academic theatre in Northeast Iowa. UNI students can see main stage productions FREE with a UNI ID.


The Department of Theatre offers several classes open to non-majors, including: Theatrical Arts & Society (theatre 1002), Foundations of Theatre (Theatre1010), Stagecraft theatre 1012 and theatre 1015), Introduction to Reading Playscripts (theatre 1020) and Acting (theatre 1030).