Purdue Theatre

552 West Wood Street

Communication. Collaboration. Creativity. These essential skills are the hallmark of the training programs at Purdue Theatre. Students develop close, cooperative relationships with their mentors in a nurturing and challenging artistic environment.

Purdue Theatre faculty and staff are professional artists and technicians who work at major theatrical venues throughout the nation and the world. They share their experience in the classroom, on the stage, and one-on-one to prepare students for careers in the entertainment industry.

Purdue Theatre is housed in the beautiful Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, where students benefit from state of the art facilities and equipment.
Purdue Theatre offers the following degree programs:

Graduate Program:

    - The Professional Actor Training Program
    - Directing for the Theatre
    - The Design and Production Program:
          - Audio Technology
          - Costume Design
          - Lighting Design
          - Sound Design
          - Scenic Design
          - Technical Direction

Undergraduate Program:

    - Theatre Major
    - Acting Major
    - Design and Production Major
    - Sound for the Performing Arts Major
    - Theatre Minor
    - Design and Production Minor

Every play brings to the stage the collective work of a community of individuals toward the realization of a dramatic work that illuminates a playwright's vision and sheds light on our world.


Dennis Sorge

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Purdue theater is outstanding. The sets, sound, lighting, and acting rank among the best any there.

Luke Wahl

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Modern, clean, and great place for a small city. Theres always some new production showcasing the variety the stage offers. Purdue's Performing Arts keeps up to bring in the good stuff for a well rounded theatre experience. On a practical note, travel will become tricky with the State Street construction beginning April 1st but weekends in the summer should be alright for dropping in and parking for a performance.

Steven Herr

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Great place to be a student, or to catch some shows.

James Woodford

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016
What a wonderful place to get your "culture on". If you are a fan the performance arts this is a jewel in the Lafayette community. You can find out what's going on here by looking Purdue Convocations.

Iman Haqiqi

Saturday, April 1, 2017
A great place to spend your family time and enjoy wonderful artworks.