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NMU 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 program offers extensive onstage, offstage, and behind the curtain training.

Upcoming Performances

IMPORTANT : Please see our official press release for information on event postponements/cancellations. Each academic year, NMU Theatre and Dance offers performances of nationally recognized productions as well as locally written and produced shows that appeal to all ages and interests. 

Take a Tour

Are you a prospective or incoming NMU student? Take a virtual tour of our facilities by clicking the link above!


Tickets for NMU Theatre and Dance 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 906-227-2760 or by email at nmutd@nmu.edu

Are you an incoming freshman or new transfer student who wants to earn some free credits this summer? Register for TH 130 - The Theatre Experience! Click the link above to learn more.Exciting things are happening at NMU Theatre and Dance... with three new programs coming in fall of 2020, we hope youAt NMU Theatre and Dance, weAlpha Psi Omega is the National Theatre Honors Society and the theatre fraternity on NMUAfter each opening night in our season, NMU Theatre and Dance 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 in the Department of Theatre and Dance provides opportunities to work in your field before you even graduate. You can perform on the Forest Roberts Theatre stage or in the Panowski 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 and dance.

Theatre and Dance Marketing Office906-227-2760nmutd@nmu.edu