Theatre

Get hands-on experiences in performance, crew, design and directing in the York University Theatre Department. 

All students, no matter their degree of study, are welcome to pursue their passion on or off stage. 

 

 

blithe spirit theatre production

York University offers numerous performance opportunities for students interested in theatre as a hobby or as a major. There are two mainstage productions each year, typically a comedy in the fall and a drama in the spring. The spring semester also includes traveling children's theatre: students travel to surrounding area elementary schools to perform free programs for children twice a week.

In addition, there are regular student directed productions that give theatre majors the opportunity to see the theatre process from the other side of the stage. If acting isn't your thing, there are plenty of opportunities for behind-the-scenes work such as running the tech booth, building sets, and managing props and costumes or assisting performers with hair and makeup.

Main Stage Productions

There are two mainstage productions each year, typically a comedy in the fall and a drama in the spring.

Traveling Children's Theatre

The traveling children's theatre visits libraries and surrounding elementary schools in the spring semester, typically 25+ shows.

Student-Directed One Acts

In the fall semester theatre students have the opportunity to direct a one-act play including choosing the play and hosting auditions, organizing the entire production.

 

2022-23 Performance Schedule

  • October 20-23 -Blithe Spirit - Bartholomew Performing Arts Center
  • November 11-12 - Student-Directed One-Acts - Gurganus Scene Shop
  • February 23-26 - 26 Pebbles  - Bartholomew Performing Arts Center
  • April 14 - 7:00 p.m. - Traveling Children's Theatre (The Comedia Pinnochio) - Bartholomew Performing Arts Center (no tickets necessary)

Box Office

To reserve tickets for the next production held in the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center visit the box office page. Tickets for each show are usually available starting a month before the performance dates. If you encounter any issues email boxoffice@york.edu.

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More About YU Theatre

Bartholomew Performing Arts Center

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The majority of music and theatre performances are held in the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center, opened in 2016. BPAC is a teaching facility, focusing on the day-to-day needs of students in the music and theatre programs as well as providing a quality venue for productions and concerts. A multi-form (black box) theater, seating up to 350 patrons, is the centerpiece of the building. This 5,000 square-foot feature allows for various stage arrangements, extensive sets and improved seating and accessibility for patrons. Other features of the building include a dedicated rehearsal hall for the University Singers, a green room, costume room, and practice rooms for music majors. 

Are you interested in being on stage or working behind the scenes?
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2022-2023 Season

  • Blithe Spirit
  • The Candidate
  • Rest Stop

2021-2022 Season 

  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • The 146 Point Flame
  • The Darkest Hour
  • Blind Date
  • Jack in the Blue Ridge Mountains 
  • Fools

2020-2021 Season

  • The Complete History of Theatre (abridged)
  • At the Bottom of Lake Missoula​ 
  • Digging up the Boys
  • Ten-Minute Fairy Tales
  • Radium Girls

2019-2020 Season

  • Rumors
  • Gee's Bend
  • The League of Semi-Superheroes
  • This Side of Heaven
  • The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

 

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Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society is an American recognition fraternity for participants in collegiate theatre. Membership is open to students (primarily undergraduate) who are active in the theatre department.  

 

Contact

Mr. John Baker

Associate Professor of Communication & Theatre

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