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Updates to 2020-2021 Season

With challenges to produce live, in-person theatrical productions, NKU SOTA has 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. Mamma Mia ticket holders may call the Box Office at (859) 572-5464 and leave a message or email

Learn more about our Season Updates


Latest News

  • Happy Retirement, Christine Jones!

    Happy Retirement, Christine Jones!

    Jan. 14, 2021 - Earlier this year in January, the Theatre and Dance Program bid a bittersweet farewell as one of our dear colleagues, Christine Jones, left academia to begin a well-deserved retirement from teaching [...]

  • SOTA participates in NATS Singing Competition

    SOTA participates in NATS Singing Competition

    Jan. 12, 2021 - Congratulations to all NKU SOTA participants in the Kentucky National Association of Teachers of Singing Student Auditions! 36 SOTA students participated from the Theatre and Dance Program, Music Program, and Music Preparatory Division. Of these 36 participants, 10 placed as finalists [...]

  • ECS Dance Film Festival

    ECS Dance Film Festival

    Jan. 7, 2021 - The annual Emerging Choreographer’s Showcase (ECS) Dance Film Festival is free-to-watch on the NKU ECS website. This showcase is student-produced and student-led where dance students learn about choreography, stage design, and stage management and can grow in their artistic expression.

Undergraduate Areas of Study




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

  • March auditions will be video submissions through Acceptd.
  • The deadline is March 19, 2021.

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