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Theatre at Monmouth

Degrees offered

Major or minor, and teacher certification


Monmouth’s theatre department puts on four to six shows per year. The productions balance intimate cast size with large blockbusters, and titles span from classic to contemporary.


Annual participation and competition in the American College Theatre Festival


  • Orpheum Theatre, Galesburg, Illinois 
  • Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, Illinois
  • Organizations Alpha Psi Omega, national theatre honor society
  • Crimson Masque

What you’ll learn

If indeed “all the world’s a stage,” the theatre major offers many ways to make an entrance. The major includes the skills necessary to produce excellent theatre along with experiences relevant to life-long learning. Theatre is both a profession and an art and, whether it is graduate study or using theatre in other endeavors, theatre majors will offer creative solutions to life’s challenges. There is no waiting period to become involved in productions. 

Active participation in every aspect of theatrical production begins immediately in the first semester, and training continues throughout a student’s four-year career in performance, theatre history, creative dramatics, children’s theatre, directing, theatre technology, and design. Monmouth’s innovative Theatre Rep course, whichstudents can take twice, allows them the invaluable opportunity to choose the production, make the decisions, and create every aspect of the show in a professional company setting.


Wells Theater is a 150-seat state-of-the-art facility with computerized lighting, large scenic and costume shops, and a scenery and lighting design lab. 

Fusion Theatre is a 

Beyond performances in the Wells Theater, Monmouth College maintains an ambitious offering of experimental productions highlighting the work of student artists.

After graduation

Alumni are working in the business of theatre and using their production experiences in a wide variety of fields, including teaching theatre and drama. Many also attend graduate school.