School of Theatre Arts & Dance

Named a Colorado Program of Excellence by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, the School of Theatre Arts and Dance provides pre-professional training for students who plan to pursue careers in professional theatre, or as teachers of theatre arts. The School actively cultivates an appreciation and understanding of theatre as a part of American society and culture, and as a vehicle for the enrichment of life.

As a student at UNC, you will not only be exposed to rigorous academics in the classroom but also enjoy a wide variety of performance opportunities, get to work along side nationally recognized guest artists, and have the opportunity to explore every facet of the theatrical arts. Combine all of these strengths with our close proximity to Denver and the recreational opportunities afforded by the Rocky Mountains and you truly have something special.

News & Announcements

  • Little Theatre of the Rockies 2016 Summer Stock Season

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  • Alumni & Faculty Update: April 2016

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  • Design & Technology Students Recognized

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  • Words of encouragment from UNC Alumni on Broadway

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Areas of Study


The Acting program at UNC is a rigorous, pre-professional training program designed to prepare talented young actors for careers in theatre, film, and television.

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You will study dance technique in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and ballroom dance through a blend in the study of scientific and artistic movement principles.

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Design and Technology

Best of practical application and applied theory, giving each student the ability to build an education tailored to personal aspirations.

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Musical Theatre

Providing promising young performers intense structured voice, acting, and dance training for the professional stage.

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Theatre Education

Classes in all areas of theatre (acting, speech, movement, history, playscript analysis, and more), as well as complete course work in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

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Theatre Studies

Our Theatre Studies alumni go on to have exciting careers in directing, producing, playwrighting, teaching, performance, theatre administration, and much more.

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"I learned my craft of acting at the Little Theatre of the Rockies in Greeley, Colorado."―Nick Nolte (Charley Rose, PBS)

Theatre Productions

School of Theatre Arts and Dance students have an opportunity to participate in over 30 productions each year in multiple venues on campus and in the community.

2015-2016 Theatre Productions

The Importance of Being Earnest
Norton Theatre
September 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 and October 1, 2, 3 at 7:30 pm
September 27 and October 4 at 2:00 pm
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Sunday in the Park with George
Norton Theatre
October 29, 30, 31 and November 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 at 7:30 pm
October 31 and November 1, 7, 8 at 2:00 pm
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Marathon 33
Langworthy Theatre
November 19,20,21 at 7:30 pm
November 22 at 2:00 pm
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The Piano Lesson
Norton Theatre
February 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13 at 7:30 pm
February 7 and 14 at 2:00 pm
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The Who’s Tommy
Langworthy Theatre
March 2, 3, 4, 5 at 7:30 pm
March 6 at 2:00 pm
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The Transition of Doodle Pequeño
Hensel Phelps Theatre
April 9 at 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm
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Spring Dance Concert  - “ORCHESOGRAPHY”
Norton Theatre
March 30, 31 and April 1, 2 at 7:30 pm
April 3 at 2:00 PM
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Pride and Prejudice
Langworthy Theatre
April 21, 22, 23 at 7:30pm
April 24 at 2:00 pm
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Theatre Location & Box Office Information

Little Theatre of the Rockies

Established in 1934, The Little Theatre of the Rockies is the oldest professional summer stock theatre West of the Mississippi River and the oldest professional theatre company in the State of Colorado.

The Little Theatre of the Rockies produces 10 weeks of performances from June to early August. Learn more about the Little Theatre of the Rockies.

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