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University Theatre is located in the Fine Arts Building

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

2020 Season Selection Process

The Department of Theatre has revised its Season Selection Process to more fully engage with all of the student-body and faculty. Please click here to learn more about the new season structure, the process, and to find our application form.

Deadlines for applications:

  • January 1 for faculty nominated titles for the Subscription Series
  • January 1 for Fall Student Spotlight series, which are graduate student nominated titles
  • February 1 for Spring Student Spotlight series, proposals will be considered from to undergraduate and graduates for these two shows

Department of Theatre Hosts Free Staged Readings and Lecture Exploring Themes of War

The Department of Theatre presents an evening of staged readings and thought-provoking conversation starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 in the Global Campus Black Box Theater on the Downtown Fayetteville Square, at 2 East Center St.

The centerpiece of the event will be a staged reading of Massive Ordnance Air Blast, a new play by M.F.A. playwright Sarah Loucks, based on a story by Sarah Loucks and Matthew Spain and directed by guest artist Jared J. Stein.  The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a concert reading of Fernando Arrabal's short play, Picnic on the Battlefield, an absurdist comic masterpiece examining the consequences of modern war. Afterward guest artist Jared J. Stein will host a lecture and Q&A session on European avant garde theatre.

After an intermission break for dinner, the lecture will be followed by a 7:30 p.m. staged reading of Massive Ordnance Air Blast, which also examines the consequences of modern war. Read press release.

ADVISORY/WARNING: This play-in-progress explores themes of war and brutality. It contains derogatory, offensive language and violence. 18 or older only.

M.F.A. Playwrights Wrap New Voices Series with TheatreSquared

In the Fall of 2019, TheatreSquared and the Department of Theatre launched a series of free, new play readings and theatre happenings  in the T2 Commons. called New Voices at the T2 Commons, which includes a range of events in the flexible performance space on the transparent corner of West & Spring, anchored by the Walmart Community Seating.  The fall lineup included readings from all four M.F.A. playwright as well as a dance piece. We are working on dates for the Spring 2020 series.  Read press release.

Student Resources

Free Student Tickets

All University of Arkansas students are eligible for FREE or discounted tickets to Dept of Theatre productions. Please note that if you are seeing a production to fulfill a THTR class requirement, you MUST reserve your ticket using the code provided by your instructor in order to ensure you receive credit for attending the show. 

All Theatre Majors can see each show at no charge.  This single ticket is NOT transferable to someone else if you are involved with or otherwise unable to see a show. Tickets for majors must be reserved online using the appropriate promo code. If you do not know this code, please email tickets@uark.edu to request it. To reserve these tickets, complete the following steps.

  1. Click the TICKETS button on the far left side of the page.

  2. Select the production title.

  3. Enter number of tickets (limit 1) and choose performance date.

  4. Enter the Promo Code into the prompt on the right.  

    Note: This must be done BEFORE leaving this screen.

  5. Select Delivery Method (Print at Home or Box Office Will Call).

  6. Select correct discount (ticket price) and add tickets to Cart.

  7. Choose to LOG IN, CREATE ACCOUNT, or SKIP LOGIN AND PROCEED TO CHECKOUT (located underneath the Log In option).

  8. Enter contact information, check box agreeing to Terms & Conditions, and click FINALIZE ORDER.

If there are any issues reserving your ticket online, please email tickets@uark.edu

Students who are enrolled in a qualifying Theatre class will be given a promotional code in order to reserve two free tickets to each Department of Theatre production. This includes both Mainstage and Second Stage productions. Class tickets must be reserved online using the promo code given to each class. If you do not know your code, please contact your instructor. To reserve these tickets, complete the following steps.

  1. Click the TICKETS button on the far left side of the page.

  2. Select the production title.

  3. Enter number of tickets (limit 2) and choose performance date.

  4. Enter the Promo Code given by your instructor into the prompt on the right.  Note: This must be done BEFORE leaving this screen.

  5. Select Delivery Method (Print at Home or Box Office Will Call).

  6. Select correct discount (ticket price) and add tickets to Cart.

  7. Choose to LOG IN, CREATE ACCOUNT, or SKIP LOGIN AND PROCEED TO CHECKOUT (located underneath the Log In option).

  8. Enter contact information, check box agreeing to Terms & Conditions, and click FINALIZE ORDER.

If there are any issues reserving tickets online, please email tickets@uark.edu

Tickets for all students are $5 each for weekend performance (Friday, Saturday, Sunday).  $5 student tickets may be purchased by the TICKETS button on the far left side of the page, or at the box office 90 minutes before the performance. This includes U of A students, students at other area colleges, and children under 18.

In addition, U of A students also get FREE tickets for Wednesday and Thursday performances.  Please note that students must reserve FREE tickets by emailing tickets@uark.edu. These cannot be reserved online. Emails should include name, student ID number, performance date, and whether they want one or two tickets. 


Other Resources

The following services are available to our students at no extra cost. 

 Located on the lowest level of Mullins Library, directly north of the Fine Arts Center. The library contains written materials, as well as audio and video recordings, pertaining to Theatre, Music, Dance, and Film. (479) 575-5517 or av@uark.edu

https://libraries.uark.edu/av/

Watch Broadway plays and musicals streamed directly to your computer or mobile device.

Please email jburrow@uark.edu to request the department login information. 

https://www.broadwayhd.com/index.php

Partners with BBC, Filmakers Library, and Royal Shakespeare Company, and more to give students access to a wide range of video recordings related to the performing arts.

This service is free and there is no sign up or login necessary.

https://search.alexanderstreet.com/avon

Streaming for 100s of contemporary feature films and documentaries, including most of the Criterion Collection of World Cinema.

Sign up for a FREE account with your uark email.

http://uark.kanopystreaming.com/