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.

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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

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Interlochen Shakespeare Festival recognized in Encore Michigan’s 2022 Wilde Awards

Interlochen alumni Sydney James Harcourt, Arezu Tavakoli, and Mishka Yarovoy earned top prizes for their roles in the Festival’s award-winning productions of “Othello” and “Sanctuary City.”

Ema Horvath and Benjamin Walker in Rings of Power
From the northern pines to Númenor: Interlochen alumni star in ‘Rings of Power’

Amazon’s highly anticipated prequel to the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy features theatre alumni Benjamin Walker as Gil-galad and Ema Horvath as Eärien. Fellow alumnus Bryan Cogman consulted on the series.

Rueby Wood
Interlochen Arts Academy student Rueby Wood nominated in inaugural Children’s and Family Emmy Awards

A sophomore Musical Theatre Performance major from Central Square, New York, Wood was nominated for Outstanding Lead Performance for his performance as ‘Nate’ in ‘Better Nate Than Ever’ on Disney+.

Upcoming Theatre Events
Feb
11

Interdisciplinary Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Film & New Media, Music, Student Life, Theatre, Visual Arts, Academy Student

Winterlochen

Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 11 a.m. ET

Main Campus FREE, no tickets required

Mar
10

Theatre, Academy Student

"Sun in Ya Hands"

Friday, March 10, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Phoenix Theatre

Mar
11

Theatre, Academy Student

"Sun in Ya Hands"

Saturday, March 11, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Phoenix Theatre