Theatre Arts & Dance

University Theatre Arts & Dance projects serve as a laboratory for performance and practice of what is taught in the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance’s academic programs.

In keeping with the University of Minnesota’s three public purposes – research and discovery; teaching and learning; outreach and public service – the mission of the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance is to educate students and audiences about the performing arts, and about the social issues and human emotions the arts speak to so powerfully. We are committed to realizing this mission by creating, producing, and studying works of theatre and dance, and performing them publicly for diverse audiences drawn from both the University and the community at large.

2022-2023 Season




Rarig Center / Stoll Thrust Theater 
Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2023



Rarig Center / Stoll Thrust Theater 
Mar 30 - Apr 2, 2022

University Dance Theatre
Fall Dance Show

Barbara Barker Center for Dance 
Dec 2 - 4, 2022


Previously in the 2022-2023 Season


Twelfth Night


Rarig Center / Nolte Xperimental Theater 
Oct 14 - 16, 2022

Silent Sky

Rarig Center / Stoll Thrust Theatre 
Nov 11 - 20, 2022