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!

  • The Memo, by Vaclav Havel
  • Men on Boats
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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

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

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2020-21 Productions

How to watch our shows/COVID info


Theatre Department Homepage

News Story

A flash interview with Director Susan Coromel

Theatre major Andrew Keswick '22 and Professor Coromel discuss the intricacies of safely producing a live theatre production during the global pandemic.

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News Story

Willamette Theatre plays enduring role in alumna's life

Undergraduate play leads Shana Cooper ’99 to new career.

Shana Cooper ’99
News Story

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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Willamette University

Theatre Box Office

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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