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.  

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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.  

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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

Avrom Lindner and Paige Cook
Three Interlochen Arts Academy seniors named semifinalists in National Merit Scholarship Program

Acting major Paige Cook and music majors Arin Goldstein and Avrom Lindner are among the 16,000 U.S. high school students chosen to advance in the prestigious scholarship competition.

A young girl with glasses and long blonde ponytails looks up from her painting to smile.
Arts Camp students to share their talents with the community at “Collage”

An Interlochen favorite, this fast-paced interdisciplinary performance will feature music, theatre, and dance performances; live drawing and painting; and much more.

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.

Upcoming Theatre Events

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Musical Theatre Showcase with special guests Alexandra Silber and Sydney James Harcourt

Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

City Opera House Tickets $10-$25


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"Stellaluna" Based on the Book by Janell Cannon, Adapted by Laura Mittelstaedt

Friday, October 20, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Phoenix Theatre FREE, no tickets required


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"Stellaluna" at the Traverse City Area District Library

Saturday, October 21, 2023 - 10:30 a.m. ET

Traverse City Area District Library