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FIU Theatre

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Thank you for your support of FIU Theatre. We hope you and your loved ones stay safe and we look forward to seeing you again.

FIU Theatre is uniquely situated in a major global city distinguished by cultural diversity and a vibrant arts scene. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), the department’s primary purpose is to immerse students in the practical work of theatre production while familiarizing them with world theatre history, criticism, literature, theory, and analysis.

We produce 4-5 shows a year, spanning genres, historical eras, and styles. All of our shows are performed, designed, and built by our talented students and faculty. The shows serve as the laboratories where our students put their learning into practice.

Only 125 majors are selected for our program. This gives our students many opportunities to work on productions and receive one-on-one mentorship from our quality faculty. FIU is the fourth largest university in the country, meaning our students get all of the perks of a large university while enjoying the luxury of a small program.

Our students travel to, and present work at, regional and national conferences like the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), where they are consistently recognized for the quality of their work. In 2018, four of our students won all expenses paid national fellowships to the National KCACTF in Washington, DC. The fellowships were for Scenic Design, Stage Management, Directing, and Theatre Journalism.

Our home is the Wertheim Performing Arts Center, a professional-caliber theatre venue with a 200 seat proscenium theatre and a 90-120 seat black box theatre. It also has cutting-edge scene and costume shops, a design studio, and a light lab stocked with the latest technology. We also have classroom and performance spaces across campus, like our DM-150 Theatre where we perform some of our shows and present student-directed work.

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Three solo performances by some of last year’s BFA Performance graduates. These short plays delve into the lives of iconic playwright Tennessee Williams, notorious pirate Blackbeard, and the creator of Dungeons & Dragons Gary Gygax.

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Our Fall 2020 Production schedule features virtual readings and an original devised theatre play created by the students of FIU Theatre.

Fall 2020


Go behind the scenes and check out our show trailers and production photos.


Prospective Students


FIU Theatre offers BFA degrees in Acting and Design and a BA in Theatre. Click below for more information on our degree programs.



Prospective students with a strong interest in acting need to audition to be admitted into the program. Click below for information on scheduling your audition, what you’ll need to prepare, and what you can expect on your audition day.



Prospective students with a strong interest in design and technology management need to schedule an interview and portfolio review with our faculty. Click below for information on scheduling your interview and what you’ll need to bring with you.

Portfolio Reviews

Current Students


The Student Handbook contains all of the information and policies you need to know as an FIU Theatre student. Click below to read the Student Handbook.

Student Handbook


FIU Theatre has a very active chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theatre honor society. Click for more information on their events, activities, and how to join.

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FIU Theatre offers an opportunity for students to study abroad in Stratford, England. Participants watch productions of the Royal Shakespeare Company and visit landmarks such as Shakespeare’s birthplace. Click below for more information on this exciting opportunity.

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The Greenhouse is a summer new play development series. Three South Florida playwrights are selected for one week intensive residencies to workshop and revise a draft of a full length play.

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Our Summer Camp gives children ages 6-12 the opportunity to explore their creative side, develop valuable social skills, and boost their confidence…all while having TONS OF FUN!

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FIU Theatre has many shows, student projects, and workshops throughout the academic year. Click below for a calendar of our events.

Events Calendar

Department of Theatre News

2608, 2020

In memory of Wayne E. Robinson, Jr.

August 26th, 2020|

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Wayne E. Robinson, Jr., Associate Professor from FIU’s Department of Theatre. Professor Robinson passed away in his home in Pembroke Pines at the age of 60. Wayne Robinson graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Speech [...]

1208, 2020

What you need to know about Fall 2020: COVID-19 training and guidelines for the upcoming semester

August 12th, 2020|

As the start of the fall term approaches, the university has implemented new procedures and guidelines to keep Panthers safe. Read on to learn about the student-specific updates coming to FIU and the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts this fall.    Panthers Protecting Panthers   Panthers Protecting Panthers is FIU’s repopulation plan for [...]

3107, 2020

Congrats Summer ’20 CARTA Grads: From Dean Brian Schriner

July 31st, 2020|

Dear FIU CARTA graduating class of Summer 2020, As we move forward in this time of uncertainty, I want to congratulate you on successfully completing this semester and your college career while overcoming the challenges presented to you. The 2019-2020 academic year has yielded many points of pride and has [...]

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