Department of Theatre & Dance

The Rollins College Department of Theatre and Dance provides for the development of imaginative, purposeful, and skilled expression in the theatre, and for students' artistic, intellectual, and personal growth.

Inspiring Coursework

Students move through a carefully crafted sequence of classroom experiences in order to build discipline and hone their skills.

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Individual Attention

Small classes, one-on-one advising, and a commitment to flexibility and responsiveness allow you to make the most of your Rollins experience.

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Performance and Design Opportunities

From the four mainstage productions in the Annie Russell, to the three student-directed blackbox works in the Fred Stone, there are many performance and design opportunities throughout the year. 

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Sense of Community

Our students, faculty and staff support each other on and off the stage. We genuinely enjoy each other's company and we're proud of what we accomplish.

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Overview

At Rollins, we believe that theatre artists can transform the communities in which they live, work, and serve. Our liberal arts course of study is both individualized and collaborative, valuing all aspects of theatrical production as components of equal and complementary worth. We invite you to read more about our programs of study.

Faculty and Staff

Our faculty and staff are passionate about their areas of study, and even more passionate about sharing their craft with the young artists of Rollins. Meet our professors, teaching artists, and department staff.

Scholarships

We awarded over $90,000 in departmental scholarships last year. Rollins is closer than you think. Learn more about the process of becoming a Priscilla L. Parker Theatre Scholar.

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved in the Department of Theatre and Dance, regardless of your major or career goals. Audition for a play, work backstage, or join a student organization.

Facilities

Students studying theatre arts and dance at Rollins enjoy state-of-the-art facilities. 

Annie Russell Theatre: A 377-seat proscenium theatre listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The Annie has state-of-the-art lighting equipment, including LEDs, Scrollers, automated lighting, and a custom lighting bridge.

Fred Stone Theatre: A 90-seat black box space.

Annie Russell Dance Studio: Provides a home to our movement courses and serves as additional rehearsal space for mainstage productions.

Winnie Warden Costume and Design Studio: Built in 2005, the costume and design studios provides extensive warehouse space and state-of-the-art design, drafting, and building equipment.

The Shop: Students develop skills in carpentry, welding, and scenic painting.