Plays have been written on every topic and theme imaginable. The discipline of theatre is extraordinary in its ability to encompass any subject, while serving as a laboratory for the examination of humanity. The theatrical endeavor shares the key to a liberal arts education and supports the Hampden-Sydney College mission to "form good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning." A cross-disciplinary program, the Theatre department offers classes and independent studies ranging from beginning to advanced acting, set and light design, stagecraft, playwriting, and directing.

Degree Offerings
Theatre major or minor

The Fine Arts department produces two main stage productions a year. Be part of a theatre production each semester!


David Hirson's La Bête 
February 3-5, March 2, 3
8 PM in Johns Auditorium 

A Festival of One-Act Plays
May 1, 2
8 PM in Johns Studio Classroom


Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues
November 10-12, 17-18
8 pm in Johns Auditorium

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