"Teaching at BVU is endlessly gratifying! With a spirit of 'yes' and a willingness to explore, examine and experiment, the students, faculty and staff keep me excited for each new experience."
Theatre is a complex art form, providing its artists and patrons opportunities...
- to communicate about the human experience,
- to engage in dialogue about people, places, and times different from our own,
- to develop creative ways to solve problems,
- to utilize knowledge of many areas of life and learning,
- to understand why and how theatre works.
The Buena Vista University Theatre is committed to work that achieves these goals and meets a high standard for excellence.
Major and Minor
Theatre and Media Performance
Theatre and Media Performance students become proficient problem-solvers by learning all aspects of theatre, including acting and directing, design and technical theatre, and theatre management - all while exploring specific vocational goals.Learn more
Student Work and Organizations
Buena Vista University supports students in the production and presentation of scenes and short and full-length plays through play readings, performance showcases, and mainstage productions. Student organizations allow students to further create and explore.Learn More
"Potential. I enjoy working with students at BVU to develop new skills they didn’t know they had. It's great to be part of helping students find their hidden potential."
Anderson Auditorium, where most campus theatre productions are staged, seats 350.
Schaller Memorial Chapel
The largest auditorium on campus, Schaller Memorial Chapel seats 800. In addition to weekly chapel services, the stage is used for visiting theatrical performances, performing artists and speakers.
The backstage shop at Anderson Auditorium has a 30-foot by 30-foot work area for set and prop construction.