As the home of the UNI Department of Theatre's production program, the Strayer-Wood Theatre is a vibrant fully-equipped theatre building that houses two performance spaces (the Strayer-Wood Theatre and the Bertha Martin Theatre) and support spaces for the production program, including the Phelps Acting Practice Room/Light Lab, fully equipped scenic and costume studios, graphics room, design development and computer labs, a large makeup room, two dressing rooms, Greenroom, library, and ticket office.

Theatre UNI routinely produces four to six main stage productions annually, in addition to hosting a variety of special events, including design presentations, the Sturgis Youth Theatre, and guest artist lectures. Some events are free, others require a reasonably priced ticket. All main stage Theatre UNI productions during the academic year are free to UNI students.

Theatre has long been a part of the University of Northern Iowa's history as evidenced by our production history beginning as early as 1878.