The Drake Theatre Department understands that students in the arts must have real, meaningful production and performance experience to solidify their classroom learning.

A typical academic year for us includes two productions in our larger, proscenium, Performing Arts Hall (one musical and one non-musical) and five to seven productions in our “black box” performing space, the William S.E. Coleman Studio Theatre. All of these Main Stage productions are mounted with the support of a production budget, allocated labor and the exclusive use of the facilities. The possibility of additional performance opportunities, created by student directors (with the supervision and guidance of faculty) also exists.


Auditions for ALL Main Stage productions are now held at the beginning of the academic year. See Auditions page for specific dates, times and audition requirements. Auditions are open to any Drake University student enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours.


For tickets to Drake Theatre productions, contact the Fine Arts Box Office
Monday - Friday, 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 12:00- 4:00 p.m.

Fine Arts Events
October 23, 2016
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
October 23, 2016
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
October 23, 2016
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fine Arts News
October 12, 2016
Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series will open its fourth season with a performance by Lori Sims, professor of piano at Western Michigan University.