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Theatre at Willamette

A performing arts series serving our whole community. From Willamette students to the Salem community, welcome to the M. Lee Pelton Theatre!

Willamette University Theatre produces three or four main stage plays, one dance concert, and various student projects each season. Each season is a journey through the timeline of world drama – classics, contemporary, everything in between. We join the Music department in a series of performing arts events open to all the public.

Willamette University's Department of Theatre has consistently received recognition as one of the nation’s top college theater programs.


Willamette University Theatre is a proud, founding member of

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supporting, promoting, and uniting theatre communities
in and around Salem, OR. 

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How to prepare for college theatre auditions

Many colleges and universities, including Willamette, offer scholarships for serious theatre students.

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Pursuing an MBA with an eye on theatre

Ben Crop ’08, MBA’09 uses dual degree to build a career in theatre management and education.

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Wisdom and workshop — the world of voice acting

Portland-based performer Mary Mac to present seminar on rarely-seen world of voice artistry, and vocal and dialect coaching.