Servant of Two Masters - zanni emplore Truffaldino (played by Jax Pratt)

Theatre Arts

If you think all the world’s a stage, the theatre arts department at Furman University will help you expand the depth and breadth of your creative process. Under the guidance of our outstanding faculty, you’ll combine a strong liberal arts foundation with a comprehensive understanding of the theatre experience. That means you won’t just study acting, design or technical production. You’ll study it all. Because at Furman, we’re not just preparing you for opening night. We’re preparing you for every stage that awaits you in life.

Buddy Laymen (played by Aaron Prince) with candle in The Diviners
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Main Stage productions each season

Program Overview

By providing extensive onstage and offstage training, our ambitious program develops well-rounded artists who are prepared for any role.

Discover our program
Dennis Cheeks in Lobby Hero
Furman Theatre students and faculty in Times Square

Student Experiences

If you're ready for the spotlight or interested in working behind the curtain, you won't find a shortage of opportunities.

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Performances

We offer four main stage performances each year along with a variety of small productions and student-directed shows.

Attend one of our shows
Nell (played by Elizabeth Collins) in John Proctor is the Villain
Rhett Bryson plays darts

Our Faculty

Our faculty have performed and worked in theatres, costume shops, and set design studios across the United States.

Meet our faculty

Facilities & Resources

Even when we're not working on a play or project, you'll find students mingling in our facilities, gathering in our scene shop for one of our grand traditions: our morning game of darts. Something is always happening here.

See our facilities
Women of Lockerbie in the Main Stage of The Playhouse

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of theatre students pursuing career interests this summer
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Main Stage productions each season
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of theatre students participate in Study Away

Contact Us

Have a question about our program? Our upcoming performances?

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Bell tower in the middle of the lake

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