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 to seven productions are mounted each semester.
The department has 10 full time faculty, 7 professional staff, and approximately 12 to 15 part time faculty 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".
At the invitation of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, CSUN theatre students (along with sister school students from Shanghai Normal University) performed for the top American CEOs at the USA Pavilion’s Gala Dinner on May 22nd in Shanghai. This was in addition to TheatreCSUN’s eight performances at the Americas Stage at the World Expo 2010.