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Theatre Arts

“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all arts forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” 

You’re a theatrical artist at heart, brimming with creative energy. Channel your passion down a clear path toward success. At ONU, you’ll receive conservatory-style training, one-on-one mentoring and incredible opportunities at a small, liberal arts university. You’ll graduate with a flexible skill set that will lead you where you want to go – to the theatre and beyond.

Junior musical theatre major Stephen Coakley playing the keyboard

Junior musical theatre major Stephen Coakley has an innate talent for both performing and composing, but it wasn’t until he came to Ohio Northern University that he realized he could channel both of these passions into a career in theatre.

Learn more about Stephen's journey.

Top University for Creative Students

Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musician and Writers lists ONU as one of the top 200 programs in the U.S. for creative students. At ONU, you’ll find inspiration and encouragement to grow your creativity and your professionalism.

Department of Theatre Arts

Brenda Hoyt-Brackman

Freed Center for the Performing Arts 125
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
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