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Updates to 2020-2021 Season

With challenges to produce live, in-person theatrical productions during this unprecedented time, NKU SOTA pivoted its programming to theatre and dance projects on film.

Select productions from the previously announced season lineup have been postponed to the 2021-2022 season, including Noises Off, Torch Song, Mamma Mia and the YES Festival of New Plays. Mamma Mia ticket holders may call the Box Office at (859) 572-5464 and leave a message or email

Full Listing of Season Updates





Ma Rainey

Direct Your Future

NKU's School of the Arts Theatre + Dance Program relies on intensive student involvement both inside and outside the classroom. Our staff, resources, and facilities serve the developing artist. At the program’s center is a vital balance of process and production giving each student opportunities to stretch boundaries and discover new possibilities.

Auditions & Scholarships

theatre student scholarships

Approximately 25 percent of theatre majors receive scholarships. Both the Theatre + Dance Program and the University have a variety of scholarship awards for qualified students.

Audition Dates

  • Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 (Dance and Musical Theatre Only)
  • Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 (All Disciplines Except Dance)
  • Friday, March 26, 2021 (Dance and Musical Theatre Only)
  • Saturday, March 27, 2021 (All Disciplines Except Dance)

BFA Audition Information


Study Abroad

study abroad

Explore London & Italy

Each year, more and more NKU undergraduates, graduate students, student teachers, and faculty are getting involved in studying, interning, working, and volunteering abroad.

Please select an option below to learn more about available programs.

Note that all programs listed are approved by the Office of Education Abroad. If you'd like to propose a program that is not listed here, please contact Anne Perry to discuss the approval process.


Curtain Call: British Theater in Action (CCSA)


From Shakespeare to the 21st Century: 400 Years of Popular London Theater (CCSA)


Theater on Location: Classic to Contemporary (London, UK) (CCSA)


ART 491/ THEA 375: Decorative Painting for the Designer & Artist (Italy) (KIIS)


Contact Us

Theatre + Dance Office

Northern Kentucky University
Fine Arts Center 205
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099 | (859) 572-6362

Theatre + Dance Program Head

Michael Hatton
FA 205A | (859) 572-6160

Theatre + Dance Advisor

Nicole Perrone
FA 214 | (859) 572-7764