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

Picture of senior student Nettie James-Drost with long brown hair in front of a large city at night.
Set for success: Fourth-year senior Nettie shares her journey through Theatre Design & Production

From designing a striking set for “The Women of Lockerbie” to getting accepted into the college of her dreams, this talented student artist is dreaming big.

Jaime Rosenstein as Nessarose, Carla Stickler as Elphaba, and Sheila Karls
For good: Interlochen alumni reflect on the 20th anniversary of ‘Wicked’

From Carla Stickler as Elphaba to Jaime Rosenstein as Nessarose, former Broadway and national tour cast members share their memories of the Tony Award-winning musical.

A young Camp student poses with parents.
Is Interlochen worth it? Three famous Camp alumni think so.

A Hollywood screenwriter, a Broadway actress, and an advocate for dancers with disabilities share how Interlochen changed their lives.

Upcoming Theatre Events

Theatre, Academy Student

One-Act Festival

Friday, January 19, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Harvey Theatre FREE, no tickets required


Theatre, Academy Student

One-Act Festival

Saturday, January 20, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Harvey Theatre FREE, no tickets required


Theatre, Academy Student

One-Act Festival

Sunday, January 21, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Harvey Theatre FREE, no tickets required

See what you can experience at Interlochen.

Come to a place where creatives thrive—and see how your unique journey unfolds. Plan your visit, request more information, or apply/register to an Interlochen Center for the Arts program today.