About the Department of Theatre and Dance
NMU’s Theatre and Dance program offers extensive onstage, offstage, and behind the curtain training. The range of experiences to which students are exposed is vast, creating the kind of well-rounded theatre and dance artist that is necessary in today’s field. Opportunities for participation in these programs begin in the freshman year.
Our Main Stage: The Forest Roberts Theatre
Our mainstage theater, the Forest Roberts Theatre or FRT, is one of the finest university theaters in the country. It accommodates 515 people in a continental seating arrangement and has its own scene and electrics shops, as well as state of the art costume facilities and dressing rooms.