College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance

The Department of Theatre and Dance in the School of the Arts at the College of Charleston offers undergraduate degrees in Theatre and Dance and an MAT in Theatre. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), the BA in theatre offers 5 concentrations and develops students and productions that have received a variety of awards and nominations from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The recently added BA in dance offers two concentrations and is a rapidly growing area of the department. Providing high quality experiences in all areas of theatre and dance, the department serves over 160 majors. Each year the department presents a diverse season that often includes the classics, musicals, dance concerts and contemporary productions.  Our alumni have attended some of the finest graduate schools in the country, performed on and off-Broadway, have worked in film and television, written plays, begun theatre companies, and participated in theatre communities across the country as designers, technicians, and production managers. In fact, it's quite likely if you are an audience member in many of the theatres that comprise the membership of THEATRE CHARLESTON, you will enjoy the work of our current students, faculty, and alumni. 


66 George St.Charleston, SC  29424



(843) 953-6306

Upcoming Shows for College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance

Start Date: Nov 17 2017 - 7:30pm

With choreography by faculty and guest artists, the concert will present works that reference both historical authenticity and necessary shifts in our thinking and doing for a more sustainable community.

Start Date: Jan 24 2018 - 7:30pm

A world premiere, Chore Monkeys, as playwright Patrick Gabridge says, “takes a look at subtle racism facing young men trying to work and the challenges of maintaining interracial friendships in a world of white privilege and racial discrimination.” Just as you think you have it figured out, Gabridge offers you another moment to drop your jaw - either in laughter or pure shock - and hopefully for long moments after you leave the theatre, some echoing moments of truth and complacency… if not complicity... that might change the way you view those with whom you interact.

Start Date: Feb 22 2018 - 7:30pm

When Dr. Thomas Stockmann discovers that the much-heralded local baths may cause serious health problems for the tourists and townspeople who use them, he assumes that his news will be met with thanks by his neighbors. Instead, his brother Peter (mayor of the town), and eventually the local media and citizens, try to convince him that the economic needs of the town are more important than the potential threat of germs that only science is aware of. Dr.

Start Date: Mar 9 2018 - 7:30pm

An evening of staged readings of renowned Cuban-American playwright, María Irene Fornés, perhaps best known for Fefu and Her Friends. As part of “Cuba en el Horizonte,” the College of Charleston’s celebration of our country’s recently opened doors to Cuba, the Department of Theatre and Dance tackles one of the most famous women playwrights who is richly absurdist, richly feminist and richly political.

Start Date: Apr 5 2018 - 7:30pm

The annual student dance concert, Chapel Moves, presents the Department’s aspiring dance artists and future professional choreographers and performers. A diverse showcase of artistry, physicality and expression, the students share their creative voices through original choreography and captivating movement.

Start Date: Apr 12 2018 - 7:30pm

Everyone thinks they know the classic fairy tales Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Little Red Riding Hood. But in the hands of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine and their Tony award-winning musical, we see our favorite childhood storybook characters as never before. This adult fairy tale takes us on the journey of a baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family by ridding themselves of the witch’s curse preventing them from doing so.