Xavier University Theatre
Xavier University's Theatre program combines practical experiences and professional collaborations with a rigorous and diverse curriculum. In addition to a strong foundation of theatre courses, the Theatre program offers students the opportunity to focus in education, performance or design and technology. The program prepares students for professional experience outside of Xavier by fostering a practical, cross-cultural and student oriented-curriculum.
More than 250 students participate annually in theatre activities at Xavier. Beyond departmental productions, students may participate in Xavier Players, a student-run theatre organization on campus that offers unique performance, design and directorial opportunities. Learn in the classroom from a dynamic faculty that includes full-time professors, along with local, regional and national theatre professionals.
Theatre, and certainly the arts in general, play a significant role in the vibrancy of the Cincinnati area. Within downtown Cincinnati alone, there are three major, professional theatre companies: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (two-time Tony award winner), Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. In total, there are more than 125 theatre and arts organizations that serve the southwest Ohio region. These organizations offer significant opportunities for students seeking to serve our region in the arts.