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

On the left, a blond woman wearing shorts and a red and blue plaid shirt stands in front of a lake with trees nearby. On the right is a portrait image of the same woman, who wears glasses and a multicolored patterned blouse.
‘House of Cards’ star Elizabeth Marvel to to present 2023 Interlochen Arts Academy commencement address

Known for her roles on Showtime’s ‘Homeland’ and other hit shows, Marvel is an alumna of Arts Academy and Arts Camp. She will deliver the 61st Interlochen Arts Academy commencement address on May 27.

Elizabeth Marvel
Stage and screen actress Elizabeth Marvel to present 61st Interlochen Arts Academy commencement address

A 1987 graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, Marvel is best known for her roles in television’s ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Homeland,’ as well as the 2019 Broadway production of ‘King Lear.’

2023 Tony Awards logo
Interlochen alumni nominated for 2023 Tony Awards

Josh Groban, Victoria Clark, and Michael Arden headline the 13 Arts Camp and Arts Academy alumni nominated for Broadway’s highest honor.

Upcoming Theatre Events

Theatre, Camp Student

Costume Design Intensive: Final Presentations

Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 2 p.m. ET

Harvey Theatre Costume Shop FREE, no tickets required


Theatre, Camp Student

Acting Audition Intensive: Presentation

Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 2 p.m. ET

Phoenix Theatre FREE, no tickets required


Theatre, Camp Student

Musical Theatre Techniques Intensive: Presentation

Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 4 p.m. ET

Dennison Center FREE, no tickets required