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We aim to create performers who have the ability to shine on stage and knowledge to enter a highly competitive entertainment industry. 

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The School of Theatre & Dance has the advantages of a large university 
with the one-on-one attention that only a close-knit artistic home can offer. 

It's a Wonderful Life

December 14-16 and 19-20

Performing at the Lyell B Clay Concert Theatre at  7:30PM and at  2:00PM on Sundays

WVU has partnered with the West Virginia Public Theatre bringing entertaining and quality theatrical experiences to our dedicated patrons and professional theatre opportunities to our students. 

Adapted from the original screenplay by WVU's very own Dr. Jay Malarcher, this timeless tale of community and self acceptance is perfect for the family. Coming to see this show could just be the start of a new family tradition this holiday! Don't miss your chance to join us Bedford Falls! Buy your tickets now! Tickets are Available now at or at the box office.

Check out The WV Public Theatre here!

Opera Time:

The Magic Flute

WVU Schools of Theatre & Dance and Music are presenting The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as a part of the Curiosity Series! Come witness a story of magic, love and the testing of the human spirit on Jan 31- Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. 
and Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets are Available now at or at the box office.

Check out our Curiosity Events here!

The Puppet Mobile

For over 30 years, the West Virginia University Puppet Mobile has been dedicated to bringing live puppet performances and educational outreach to audiences around the state of West Virginia....

Check out our web page to book a tour of  Three Little Pigs NOW

The Puppet Mobile!


For ticketed events, call 304-293-SHOW or visit to purchase your seats. 
Curiosity Series Discovery Series Emerging Artist Series
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Theatre Spotlights!

We are highlighting our students and their creative accomplishments. Past and present students such as Ashley Koon, Vincent Pelligrino and Madelyn Dundon are out in the world. They are teaching at Regent University, acting professionally in big cities like Seattle and exploring all their passions. Hop over to the CCA's Newsroom page to learn more!
Read more about our amazing students!

WVU Youth Theatre Academy

Though our name has changed, our mission has not!  Check back later in the winter for SUMMER classes and performances!

 Check out our Curiosity Series!