Suffolk has trained hundreds of gifted storytellers—from successful actors to the producers, designers, directors, and technicians who work magic behind the curtain. Suffolk’s Modern Theatre is considered a Theatre District landmarks, and student productions at these theaters attract citywide attention from the arts community and the media.

About the Program

The theatre major at Suffolk is immersive. Unlike audition-only majors, our program lets you participate in student productions from day one. In fact, all students are required to perform twice and work twice behind the scenes before graduation. You’ll receive practical training with our on campus professional partners at our renowned Modern Theatre and at local companies. Ultimately, in this hands-on program, you’ll find your voice as an actor, writer, director, or designer.

You’ll receive either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in theatre, depending on your interests. Our areas of focus include:

  • Performance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Directing
  • Playwriting
  • Technical Theatre and Design
  • Stage Management
  • Arts Management

About Our Facilities

We’re home to two extraordinary performing spaces, which also function as your classrooms. In 2010, we reopened the Modern Theatre, originally built in 1914. This historically significant, 185-seat theatre stages well-publicized productions each year, attracting actors from around the world. In the fall of 2016, we will open our brand-new 50-seat New Studio Theatre in the Sawyer building, where you’ll take hands-on courses in playwriting, performance, tech, management, and more.