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. 

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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

Kate Botello with theatre students after Kids Commute Live!
Interlochen Arts Academy Wind Symphony and Interlochen Public Radio team up to present "Kids Commute Live"

Inspired by the theme “Food, Glorious Food!”, the event features an instrument smorgasbord, guest performers from Traverse City East and West Middle Schools, and self-guided tours of Interlochen's community garden.

Dana Edell
Changing the world through theatre

Theatre artist and educator Dana Edell discusses her new book on activist theatre and how Interlochen prepared her to make a difference through art.

Josh Lawrence, Enrique Marquez, and Tina Qu
Interlochen Arts Academy welcomes new faculty for 2021-22 academic year

The school’s new and visiting teaching artists include Broadway veteran Justin Lee Miller, playwright Oren Safdie, former Minnesota Orchestra concertmaster Jorja Fleezanis, and indie rock band Fun. member Andrew Dost.

Upcoming Theatre Events
Nov
5

Theatre, Academy Student

"The Lower Depths"

Friday, November 5, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Harvey Theatre $19 Full; $14 Student

Nov
6

Theatre, Academy Student

"The Lower Depths"

Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 2 p.m.

Harvey Theatre $19 Full; $14 Student

Nov
6

Theatre, Academy Student

"The Lower Depths"

Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Harvey Theatre $19 Full; $14 Student