The cast in the Gardner Webb Production of Proof

A Wide Selection of Opportunities

The Department of Theatre Arts gives students a wide selection of performance, technical and design, directing and playwriting opportunities during each academic year’s schedule of on-campus stage productions, as well as outstanding classroom study of all of the dimensions of theatre.

With a range of activities to network and grow with your fellow students, the department constantly collaborates with members of the greater community for shows.

If you would like to visit Gardner-Webb during the school year, let us know and we will arrange a tour of our facilities, a visit with a faculty member, and the opportunity to sit in on a class. If you visit during the run of one of our shows, we will be happy for you and your parents to be our guests. Dawg Days are an ideal time for you to see the campus as a whole, while meeting our students and faculty in Theatre Arts.

  • Dr. Christopher Nelson

    Professor of Theatre Arts Chair, Department of Theatre Arts

    (704) 406-2355

Attend a Production

To Purchase Tickets for an upcoming show, click on the link below.

Upcoming Events

Please note, the October 5 showing of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been canceled.

My GWU liberal arts education gave me a good foundation to begin my professional career and piqued my curiosity in a lot of different areas."
— Amber McGinnis ’04
Theatre gives you so many skills that are useful in both ministry and life. Acting allows you to develop skills in presentation, communication, and professionalism so that no matter what field you go into, you can communicate well."
— Bekah Rhea ’17
Every single one of my classes prepared me for my career, since interpreters are called to be generalists in an age of specialists."
— Christina Whitehouse-Suggs ’99