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Performance opportunities abound

With four Fountain School plays per year, Theatre students have lots of opportunities to gain hands-on experience and collaborate with students in other theatre streams.


Hands-on experience

Learn how to re-create character and dress from the 18th and 19th centuries in THEA 4406 – Aesthetics of Historical Dress.


Setting the stage

Develop your techniques and abilities in Scenography I – and finish the course with a full design process that might be used in an upcoming performance.


Related Programs

Program snapshot

Top 7 reasons to study Theatre at Dalhousie:

  1. Learn practical skills that will set you up well for an exciting career in theatre.
  2. Enjoy excellent facilities including two performance spaces.
  3. Choose between a full range of theatre-related subjects, including costume, technical scenography, dramaturgy, directing, playwriting, acting and film.
  4. Prepare for a career in professional theatre by participating in up to 4 productions a year.
  5. Make close friends for life through our intimate, practical and theoretical courses and productions.
  6. Take advantage of the flexible degree options, including an honours degree, combined honours degree, major or double major – or take electives that don’t require prerequisites.
  7. Hone your skills in written, oral and visual communication.

What will I learn?

Two student acting in a performance of Crazy Ladies.

Whether your passion is for acting, directing, costume design or anything in between, we’ve got what you’re looking for.

What can I do?

DalTheatre production of Rabbit Hole

From Neptune Theatre to Cirque de Soleil, the possibilities are endless for Dal’s Theatre grads.