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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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Willamette Theatre plays enduring role in alumna's life

Undergraduate play leads Shana Cooper ’99 to new career.

Shana Cooper ’99
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Willamette faculty, staff produce hundreds of face coverings for community

Bearcats use costume supplies and 3D printers to create much needed protective equipment for the community.

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Why study sustainability? It's relevant to any major.

As we think about the future, we must reconsider the way we live, work and play to make the best use of our natural resources. 

Students work with Professor of Environmental Science Joe Bowersox

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