Alvernia University Theatre is a fantastic place for people to learn their craft and find a place in the world.  We have a generalist, BA program for theatre.  Alvernia arts faculty are all working professionals. We’re able to tailor and support student experiences in ways many other programs can’t. For example, one of our seniors wrote a full-length play, and we supported its premiere with a fully budgeted, main-stage production. Recently one of our seniors directed “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams with a main-stage budget and with a team of professional designers to realize his vision. 


Our program collaborates regularly and often with our colleagues in Music and Art.  It’s comparatively easy to join a Theatre major with other minors and majors throughout the institution.


Our alumni have worked at the Walnut Street Theatre, Two Rivers Theatre, Saint Josephs University, Missoula Children’s Theatre, and Bristol Riverside Theatre, among others.  Our alumni have produced, directed, acted, and designed and built shows.


Alvernia University is a Franciscan institution – so service to the community is a big part of our DNA, along with our commitment to the Catholic intellectual tradition.  We educate students to be ethical leader with moral courage.

Learn More

For more information about Alvernia’s Theatre Program, please contact the Admissions Office at 1-888-ALVERNIA or 610-796-8269 or, or reach out directly to:


Nathan Thomas, Ph.D.

Chair, Associate Professor of Theatre
Department of Fine and Performing Arts


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