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Forest Roberts Theatre

The Forest Roberts Theatre accommodates 514 people in a continental seating arrangement and has its own scene and electrics shops as well as state of the art make-up and costume facilities and dressing rooms. NMU’s theatre program offers extensive onstage, offstage and behind the curtain training. Opportunities for participation in the production program begin in freshman year.

Upcoming Performances

Each academic year, the Forest Roberts Theatre offers local productions of national-recognized productions as well as many locally-written and produced shows that appeal to all ages and interests. Community members are invited to all publicized shows.

Let us help you

Contact us by phone 906-227-2553 or by e-mail theatre@nmu.edu or buy your tickets online. Our office has limited hours for the summer. For ticket information, please call the Superior Dome ticket office at 906-227-1032.


Auditions for the 2017-18 season will be held September 1 and 2, at 6 pm in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre. Click here for more information!

A gripping family drama about the beginning of the Holocaust by James Howard Carr. This new production opens our season in the Panowski Black Box Theatre.Alpha Psi Omega is the Theatre Honors Society. In addition to participating in the various productions and activities offered by the Forest Roberts Theatre, NMU and beyond, members have the opportunity to be part of a family unlike any other.Theatre majors and minors are a versatile group of people. The FRT provides many opportunities for students to work and play in a professional theatre setting. Hear from the students and learn more about involvement in our program.

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What you'll do at NMU

Studying at the Forest Roberts Theatre provides opportunities to work in your field before you even graduate. You can perform on the Mainstage or in the Black Box, run a show as a stage manager, and learn the ins and outs of the business from people like Paul Truckey, who worked on Broadway for years before returning to NMU to teach. Heavy emphasis is placed on both the performance and technical aspects of theatre in our major and minor programs, and there are also opportunities to be employed at the theatre in our costume shop, scene shop and box office, where you can gain an even more immersive experience on what it’s like to work in this field. We also offer graduate internships for the aspiring professional, as well as many other opportunities in the versatile world of theatre.

FRT Box Office906-227-2553 theatre@nmu.edu