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Welcome to Theatre at Blackburn College!

BOTHWELL RENOVATION

Our theatre space, Bothwell Auditorium, has just undergone a 2+ Million dollar renovation! Visit us to see and experience the changes, including :

  • New Movie Projector permanently installed and an extra-large Movie Screen
  • New Lighting system including many LED fixtures and the ETC ION 1000 light board
  • New Sound Equipment including new Speakers and the Yamaha QL5-65 Channel sound board
  • New Assisted Listening devices for patrons
  • New Main Drape, Borders, Legs, and Traveler Curtains
  • New Auditorium Seating with dedicated wheelchair seating space
  • Newly Renovated Bathrooms

Please visit us for an Upcoming Performance.

TALENT SCHOLARSHIPS IN MUSIC, MUSICAL THEATRE, AND THEATRE

We offer a limited number of $1000 Talent Scholarships to incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students. Call 217-854-5704 or email performingarts@blackburn.edu for more information.

Summer Repertory Theatre

Blackburn College is associated with the Summer Repertory Theatre that was was founded in 1994. This community theatre group performs a production every summer and a production during the fall semester. Summer rep’s goals include wanting to encourage the talent within our community, provide family-oriented entertainment, and to increase public awareness of Blackburn college and the theatre arts. For more information, visit their website here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Click here for our Calendar of Events in Bothwell Auditorium.

  • Homecoming Blackburn’s Got Talent Show

STUDENT JOBS IN PERFORMING ARTS

Earn your tuition credit by working in the Performing Arts Department! Over a dozen students work in Performing Arts in the following Jobs:

  • Music Office Assistant (multiple positions)
  • Theatre Stage Manager
  • Theatre Lighting and Projection Technician
  • Theatre Sound Technician
  • Theatre Set and Props Construction Supervisor
  • Theatre Set and Props Assistant
  • Theatre Costumer
  • Theatre Office Assistant

Past Shows

2014-2015
Verdigris
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Improv Show
The Drowsy Chaperone

2013-2014
Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine

Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast

I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change

Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays

2012-2013
The Importance of Being Earnest

Marvin’s Room

Urinetown

School Daze

One Acts by Theresa Rebeck

Requirements

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Theatre Track















Eight hours from the following (with at least one hour of TH 291):



One course from the following:




Two courses from the following:







Faculty Members