Shenandoah's rigorous theatre programs equip you for highly successful professional careers in the theatre business. Your talents are nurtured and challenged by our professional faculty and staff, whether your major is in performance or design and technical areas. Graduates from Shenandoah's theatre programs work on Broadway, in regional theatres, on national and international tours, on cruise ships, as well as in film, television and commercials.
At Shenandoah, we engage you from the first day you arrive on campus. A robust season of musicals, plays, and youth theatre productions on two stages keeps you active and involved and helps you hone your skills in a practical setting. Hands-on attention from faculty and a belief in cultivating the individual artist–as opposed to the "cookie cutter" approach–prepares you to compete in the industry with the confidence that comes with knowing how to market your unique "brand."
Theatre at Shenandoah
Shenandoah’s theatre programs prepare students for professional careers both on and off stage. Our rigorous programs will equip students for successful careers in theatre, film, television and new media.
Students are nurtured and challenged by our professionally acclaimed faculty, whether they major in performance or design and technical areas. The faculty works closely with students in the classroom and challenge them to grow as theatrical practitioners.
Shenandoah Conservatory acting students learn the Sanford Meisner Technique from one of the pre-eminent master teachers in the craft.
Between auditions, production and classroom work, our students graduate with a competitive edge in an ever-changing art form.
A Winchester woman who fell in love with Shenandoah University has endowed $1.7 million to benefit its theater students.
The Clarence H. and Gladys C. Hill Scholarship Fund will be used for students studying theater at Shenandoah. The fund was ... Continue Reading Shenandoah University Receives Gift For…
Legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky wrapped up a three-day visit to Winchester with an Oct. 8 question-and-answer session with Shenandoah University students in an appearance sponsored by the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the College of Arts ... Continue Reading Famed Character Actor Visits Shenandoah
Anthony Wayne ’03 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre) is being featured as Richie Walters in the New York City Center production of “A Chorus Line” running Nov. 14, through Nov. 18. Visit ... Continue Reading Wayne ’03 Featured in ‘A…
Shenandoah University will honor three conservatory alumni during the 2018 Homecoming and Family Weekend event from Friday, Oct. 5, through Sunday, Oct. 7. These alumni will be recognized at the 2018 ... Continue Reading Three Conservatory Alumni to be…
Shenandoah Conservatory’s Theatre faculty are fully immersed in creative practice and engaged in cutting edge scholarly work within the diverse fields of theatre. Highly respected as artists, educators and scholars, their studio classes and rehearsals are richly informed by professional practice, as they are frequently engaged in professional theatres as actors, directors and designers. Our faculty have literally “written the book” about entrepreneurship in the theatre profession and are world-class experts in acting techniques. They accompany students to theatre festivals and performances both within the United States and abroad, and frequently invite casting agents and guest directors to campus. Students graduate with a strong network that supports them as they transition into the “real world” of professional theatre.
Great music stirs the heart and inspires the soul, and Steinway pianos are celebrated as the instruments used by renowned artists to cultivate their talent and produce great music. Similarly, uncompromising excellence in performing arts education sparks the imagination and inspires the future.