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Elder Theatre Center
(McDonald and Miller Theatres)
51st and Huntington Ave.
Lincoln, NE 68504-2794
(402) 465-2395
theatre [at] (theatre[at]nebrwesleyan[dot]edu)

NWU Theatre Program

Nebraska Wesleyan University prepares theatre students to be creative leaders in and out of the theatrical industry. We give audiences outstanding live theatre in professional environments that reflect and develop our students’ potential.

Stronger experiences

NWU gives you experience in every aspect of life in the theatre. Our production volume of 30+ shows per year gets you involved sooner. Perform. Design costumes. Build sets. Learn makeup and lighting and directing and choreography.

Our program is preprofessional by nature, with theatre alumni working in Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Seattle and Phoenix as actors, directors, producers and designers. Dozens more are in New York and overseas.

Your Nebraska Wesleyan experience will prepare you for the theatre industry’s demands wherever you go.


get performing or production experience in 1st semester


NWU Theatre productions
each year


Mayor's Arts Award for Artistic Achievement in the Performing Arts

The beauty is in the journey

Your journey to a vibrant college theatre experience begins one step at time. At NWU, our theatre community is with you every step of the way. Take that first step and choose NWU.

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