The Department of Theater and Dance is Proud to Present the New 2016-2017 Performance Season

Welcome to the Department
of Theater and Dance!

The Department of Theater and Dance fosters a vibrant and stimulating environment that encourages creative self-expression and critical thinking.  Undergraduate programs include intensive, conservatory-style training for actors and dancers, as well as general degrees with a focus on Dance, Design, Directing, Playwriting, Theater and Community and Theater and Performance Studies.  The department's nationally recognized and highly ranked graduate program offers a diverse array of interdisciplinary approaches to performance research within a global orientation.  The department provides a lively forum for faculty to integrate teaching and research, at the cutting edge of their areas of expertise.

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Upcoming Performances




  • Tonight We Improvise

As part of Helen: A Greek Project, the department presents a FREE improv performance Tonight We Improvise, Friday 6/24 at 7:30PM.

  • LAUNCH PAD Reading Series Picture

The Department of Theater and Dance is pleased to announce the 2016 LAUNCH PAD Summer Reading Series. Admission is free.

The UCSB Department of Theater and Dance is looking to fill temporary teaching position(s). Areas of specialization should include: performance theory; Asian theater and performance.