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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The Lost Letter of Cabin 12

When Adam Pelty’s mother passed in April of 2022, he didn’t expect to receive a letter from her a few weeks later.

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Arts Camp alumna Tovah Feldshuh Takes the Stage in Broadway’s “Funny Girl”

Feldshuh (IAC/NMC 63-65) reflects on a life in acting and her transformational experience at Interlochen.

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Q&A with Charlotte Kearns: Sharing Interlochen with the world

From student ambassador to Stanford-bound alumna, Charlotte Kearns (IAA 18-22, IAC 15-17, 20) has a passion for Interlochen that continues to shape her life after graduation.

Upcoming Theatre Events

Theatre, Academy Student

Musical Theatre: With Special Guest Alexandra Silber and Sydney James Harcourt

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET

City Opera House $25, $20, Students $10


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Suzette Who Set to Sea by Finegan Kruckmeyer

Friday, October 21, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Phoenix Theatre FREE, no tickets required


Theatre, Academy Student

Suzette Who Set to Sea by Finegan Kruckmeyer

Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 2 p.m. ET

Phoenix Theatre FREE, no tickets required