Why Study Theatre at Interlochen

Feel the heat of the lights and the thrill of applause. Develop your presence and hone your technique among a close-knit ensemble of immensely talented individuals who share your passion for performance and stagecraft. 

Interlochen's world-class theatre programs draw students from across the globe to unlock their potential and tap into boundless creativity. Through preparation and performance, you’ll experience tremendous growth while practicing what you love. 

Summer Arts Camp

Theatre Programs

Arts Boarding School

Theatre Programs

Online Arts Programs

Virtual Instruction

The Education You’ve Always Dreamed Of 

Each Interlochen experience—Arts Camp, Arts Academy, Interlochen Online, and College of Creative Arts—brings a unique and collaborative approach to learning.  

theatre design and production at interlochen arts academy

Learn from Seasoned Professionals

Our faculty and visiting artists are masters of their craft who will help broaden your technique, expand your talent, and prepare you for the next step in your training.

Violet at interlochen arts academy

Find No Creative Limit

Both on stage or in the classroom, you’ll have generous opportunities to push your individual craft to the next level. Working within a tight-knit ensemble, you'll learn to trust and support a collaborative process.  

musical theatre at interlochen arts academy

Space to Transform

Our facilities and performance spaces give you time to develop in a setting where reflection and focus come naturally. 

More valuable than any sense of training you could receive, is being in a community that really inspires you to reach for something higher.

Peter Carroll '17, Arts Academy (Musical Theatre)

Theatre News & Features

Gillian Martin Sorensen at Interlochen
A family tradition

For many families, summers at Interlochen evolve into a cherished tradition passed down from one generation to the next.

A girl jots down notes while playing guitar
Interlochen Online to launch Master Class Saturday Series

The new series runs April 10-24 and will feature live virtual teaching sessions with young artists in grades 8-12 led by distinguished Interlochen faculty.

Arts Academy theatre students present a scene from The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes
What can still be taught during COVID-19: Bodies, voices, dramaturgy

In a column for American Theatre, Director of Theatre Bill Church finds silver linings to teaching theatre in the time of COVID-19.

Upcoming Theatre Events

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"In The Heights" Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manual Miranda | Book by Quiara Alegria

Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 6:30 p.m.

Corson Auditorium Closed to the public


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Theatre One Act Festival

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 7 p.m.

Phoenix Theatre FREE, no tickets required


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Musical Theatre Showcase

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 10 a.m.

Corson Auditorium FREE, no tickets required