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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2019-2020 Season


  • Flyer for Fortunes

UCSB Department of Theater and Dance and LAUNCH PAD are producing for this first-time-ever virtual reading of Fortunes, a new comedy written by Dan Castellaneta and Deb Lacusta, on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm on Zoom.

  • UCSB Theater/Dance Logo

Please click HERE to read the message about the UCSB Department of Theater and Dance response to COVID-19 pandemic from the chair Irwin Appel.

In an effort to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the community, we are canceling all spring quarter events unless something significantly changes.