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Forest Roberts Theatre: Theatre & Dance

The Forest Roberts Theatre accommodates 515 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. With 6 mainstage productions each year, NMU’s Theatre and Dance programs offer extensive onstage, offstage, and behind the curtain training.

Upcoming Performances

Each academic year, the Forest Roberts Theatre offers local performances of nationally recognized productions as well as many locally written and produced shows that appeal to all ages and interests. Click the link above to view our current season, or click here for a brief overview of our 2018-19 season!

Theatre for All

This year, the FRT is excited to bring sensory friendly performances to Marquette and the surrounding communities. To read more about this new initiative, please click the link above!

March Newsletter

Read more about the FRT's "green season," our collaboration with the Theatre Development Fund's Autism Theatre Initiative, and the two field studies trips that our students have taken part in this semester!


Tickets for FRT productions can be purchased at any NMU EZ Ticket outlet. You can also buy your tickets online. The FRT Box Office ticket window is open from 12 PM - 5 PM Monday through Friday. For detailed ticket information, please call the Berry Events Center ticket office at 906-227-1032.

Contact Us

Contact us by phone at 906-227-2553 or by e-mail at theatre@nmu.edu. You can also email the FRT Box Office at frtbox@gmail.com

This year, the NMU Dance Minor became part of the Theatre program. We are so excited to be working together to strengthen the art scene on NMUBill Digneit received his bachelor’s degree in Theatre from NMU, and then went on to receive his MFA in Technical Production and Design from Florida State University. His main goals for the FRT are to increase the program’s visibility throughout the region, establish stronger relationships with other theatre programs, and expose students like you to opportunities in the entertainment field outside of the traditional theatre.Alpha Psi Omega is the National 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.This season, the FRT is introducing a VIP post-show gala on all opening nights that features complimentary food, beverages, music, and a meet and greet with the cast and creative team! Get your tickets today for these special red-carpet events!

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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 theater 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