Suffolk's Theatre Department is student-centered. We'll help you shine, whether you choose to act; write, direct, and design your own original plays; master stage or arts management; intern with leading theatre companies in Boston and abroad; and so much more. Our students work in classic, musical, and experimental genres with a special focus on new work.

Our broad-based liberal arts degree provides a solid foundation in the theatre and an education for life. The personally tailored, flexible theatre curriculum is filled with rich interdisciplinary possibilities that can adapt to who you are and what you want to become. At Suffolk, you can change your mind as you grow.

Direct mentorship from our faculty will help you confidently move in the world as a practitioner in the performing arts or in many other professions. Suffolk's Theatre Department will train you to innovate, create, build, and lead.

Suffolk student productions take center stage at our jewel-box Modern Theatre in Boston's lively Theatre District and at the more-intimate Sullivan Studio Theatre in the Sawyer Building. Add in Boston's collection of beloved theatres and jam-packed arts calendar, and you have the ideal training ground for theatre majors.

Please note: There is no audition to enroll in the theatre major or to participate in our classes.

Where our students and alumni work

  • Actors' Shakespeare Project
  • Broadway in Boston
  • Blue Man Group
  • Central Square Theater
  • Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
  • Company One
  • Gloucester Stage Company
  • Huntington Theatre Company
  • Lyric Stage Company
  • North Shore Music Theatre
  • Shakespeare & Company
  • Speakeasy Stage Company

  • Broadway
  • The Juilliard School
  • Lincoln Center Theater

  • The Edinburgh Festival Fringe
  • Shakespeare's Globe

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