• IN THE HEIGHTS production still
  • Scene from EL NOGALAR. Photo Credit: Kenji Kang
  • curtain call for Avenue Q
  • Scene from ANTIGONE
  • Scene from URINETOWN
  • Scene from WTF


The Department of Theatre is located in Nordhoff Hall on the southwest corner of the California State University, Northridge campus in suburban Los Angeles.

There are three theatres where four productions are mounted each semester.

The department has 12 full time faculty, 13 part-time faculty, and 9 professional staff who serve over 200 undergraduate and graduate theatre majors.

BackStage Magazine ranked CSUN as one of the top nine university programs in the nation that were "the most effective and offer a unique approach to the college-professional connection," noting the department is "ideally situated for finding internships in the Industry".

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