We are a vibrant and close-knit department with a strong curriculum and production program.

We offer an academic program of recognized excellence which develops students as practicing theatre artists and engaged audience members.

Both theatre majors and non-majors participate in all aspects of our work. An outstanding faculty, an excellent facility, and strong interdivisional collaboration with the art, dance and music departments contribute to our program. We offer exciting internship opportunities in New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia as well as with the professional Hope Summer Repertory Theatre — all of these which further mark our department as a special liberal arts program in theatre.

In addition to our academic focus, we offer opportunities for students to be involved in the production of four mainstage plays per year, plus numerous other opportunities in acting, directing, design and stage management through student independent projects, directing classes and Theatre Forum, a student-run theatre organization.

Recent Blog Posts

  1. Off-Campus Spotlight: Ben Douma ’20, Los Angeles

    Posted by Blogs Administrator

    It’s been quite an experience to move off of Hope’s campus for the fall semester and immerse mys...

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  2. Hope College Hosts Playwright Arlene Hutton

    Posted by Caroline Dargay

    During the week of September 2, Hope College’s Theatre Department was lucky enough to host playwri...

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  3. Students Launch Theatre Symposium

    Posted by Reagan Chesnut

    Last Fall, a group of Hope Theatre students started Theatre Symposium. The mission is to give studen...

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  4. Interview with Daina Robins, director of THE GLASS MENAGERIE

    Posted by Olivia Lehnertz

    The Hope College Theatre Department opened our first mainstage production of 2018, “The Glass Mena...

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  5. Hope College Theatre Department receives recognition at the Region III Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

    Posted by Rachel Dion

    The Hope College Theatre Department is proud of the hard work and effort of their students. Hope The...

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  6. Theatre Alumni Emily Svendson (’15) and WAR PAINT

    Posted by Rachel Dion

    Hope College Theatre alumni Emily Svendson (‘15) has been backstage on Broadway as a wardrober for...

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