Student Opportunities

Whether pursuing a concentration or the Theater Studies Sequence, students will have the opportunity to participate in the department’s extensive production programs, touching nearly every aspect of a production from backstage to front of house to onstage. Classroom and production work go hand in hand: You’ll apply skills you learn in your coursework by getting involved in putting on a performance. Students develop firsthand experience with costume, lighting and set design, script work, and more.

As a Theater major, you are also required to complete four production contracts. These contracts are backstage work and experiential learning opportunities in various areas of production, such as an assistant house manager, hairdresser, light board operator and set construction. 

Learn more about requirements for Theater majors and production opportunities.

Theater Facilities 

The Theater program is based in the Annenberg Hall/Tomlinson Theater building complex, which includes rehearsal rooms and two theaters, the Randall (80 seats) and Tomlinson (425 seats) theaters. 

The Annenberg Hall/Tomlinson Theater building complex includes a costume shop, a light lab for lighting and special effects research, and a scene shop with carpentry, metalworking and painting facilities.

Learn more about Annenberg Hall/Tomlinson Theater.


With over 50 years of production history, Temple Theaters has distinguished itself as a cornerstone of the Philadelphia arts community. As the Theater Department’s production program, Temple Theaters is the creative and collaborative hub of undergraduate and graduate Theater students, serving over 300 Theater majors and 20 MFA candidates a year. Productions range from classic dramas to musicals, new American plays to original works. Students construct and design all scenery for productions. 

The faculty and staff of the department are highly trained scholars and working professionals, many with noteworthy theater credits in Philadelphia, New York City, nationally and internationally. 

Learn more about productions at Temple.