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Forest Roberts Theatre: Theatre & Dance

The Forest Roberts Theatre accommodates 500 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 upcoming 2018-2019 season!

FRT Winter 2019 Newsletter

Catch up on what's happening this semester at the FRT! From our Medieval Dinner Theatre to a student-produced production of Nightfall With Edgar Allan Poe to Broadway classics like Beauty and the Beast and Mamma Mia!, there's something for everybody this year at the Forest Roberts Theatre.

Take a Tour of the FRT

Are you a prospective or incoming NMU student? Come visit the FRT! Visits can be arranged through NMU's Campus Visit Program, or take a virtual tour of our facilities by clicking the link above!


Tickets for FRT productions can be purchased at the FRT Box Office, the Berry Events Center, and the NMU Bookstore. You can also buy your tickets online. 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 past year, the NMU Dance Minor became part of our Theatre program. We are so excited to be working together to strengthen the art scene on NMUAt the FRT, weAlpha Psi Omega is the National Theatre Honors Society and the theatre fraternity on NMUThe FRT provides many opportunities for students to work and play in a professional theatrical environment. Click the link above to learn more about involvement in our program!After each opening night in our season, the FRT holds a VIP post-show gala 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