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Banner for the Theatre website includes the Mike Curb College logo, the Theatre logo, and a montage of actors from past play performances.



Department Menu


Academic Programs


Student Resources




Mandatory Advisement

Prior to each semester’s course registration period, each theater major is required to meet with their faculty advisor to discuss course selection and assess the student’s academic progress. Once a schedule for the following semester is jointly approved, the student receives departmental permission to register for classes on line.


Production Participation

All Theatre Majors are required to complete 4 Upper Division Department production participations. Completed assignments should reflect the broad spectrum of theatre production areas, including, but not limited to acting, directing, scenery, costumes, properties, lighting, sound, makeup, technology, management and dramaturgy. Courses that require a production assignment as part of the course (TH 339, 361A, 361B, 362A, 362B, 363A, 363B, 367, 376, 382ABC, 383, 384, 390ABC, 443, 459, 490ABC, 498B, 498C and 498D) will fulfill the production assignment for the semester during which the course is taken. TH 391 carries no unit credit, but validates production participation associated with above courses.


Poster announcing new minor in Musical Theatre




In the Great Hall

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2012-2013 Play Season

In the Fall 2012

In the Spring 2013


Box Office

Ticket Office
Mon - Sat 10 am - 6 pm
(818) 677-2488


Department Auditions

Eligibility and Casting Policy

Upcoming Auditions


Patron Parking

Parking on campus is by permit only. Daily permits are $6, available at lot machines or attendant kiosks.

Click here for Parking Office website.


Also on Campus

Plaza de Sol Performance Hall

Summer Theatre for Young Audiences
[Teenage Drama Workshop]


Now Performing in the Theatre Department

BOOK OF LIZ poster

The Book of Liz

The Squeamish religion’s Sister Elizabeth abandons all for the world outside, in an American journey filled with Cockney-speaking Ukrainian immigrants and all other manner of Sedaris-esque characters. But where will she fit in?  Directed by Doug Kaback.

Experimental Theatre in the Valley Performing Arts Center

• Fri Apr 26, 7:30pm.

• Sat Apr 27, 7:30pm.

• Sun Apr 28, 2pm matinee.

• Wed May 1, 7:30 with postshow Q&A

• Thur May 2, 7:30pm.

• Fri May 3, 7:30pm.

• Sat May 4, 7:30pm.

• Sun May 5, 2pm matinee.

***Deaf Interpreted Performance scheduled for Friday May 3


Links coming soon


Ticket pricing

Experimental Theatre seating is festival style/non-reserved.  Please arrive early.

Be aware that many performances will sell out in advance. Pre-purchase of tickets strongly recommended.


Ticket prices:

• General $20/ Seniors $17/ CSUN Employee $16.

• Student w/ID $15.

• Early Bird student w/ID $9 (purchased before opening night).

• Student Semester “ThreePack” Subscription $24 ($8 per show).

• General Yearlong “SixPack” Subscription $72 ($12 per title).

NOTE: Late seating is VERY limited, and may not occur until intermission. Up to four student tickets may be purchased with a student ID.

Programs, dates, times, and prices are subject to change. Your understanding is very important to us in these budget-restricted times, as is your continued support.  All sales are final. Ticket exchanges remain the exclusive privilege of package subscribers. Refunds are only offered upon the cancellation of an event; handling charges are non-refundable. All orders are processed in the order they are received.


Parking on campus is by permit only, which are available from dispensing machines at the entry & exit to Parking Lot B-1, as well as at manned info kiosks at main entrances to campus. For best information please contact the University Parking Office   http://-admn.csun.edu/parking


For information on accessibility call the ticket office at (818) 677-2488. Students and patrons requiring special accommodation, call 818-677-3091 at least two weeks in advance

Assistive Listening Devices are also available. When you arrive, see an usher or house manager to obtain yours. They will routinely ask to hold your driver’s license as a deposit for its return.

For Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing patrons, please purchase your tickets for the regularly scheduled Fall Wednesday performances. Interpreters generally sign from the floor at the front audience-left side of the house. Your evening’s House Manager can help direct you to the best proximity.

Wheelchair-accessible seating locations are available in all three Theatre Department venues. Contact the Associated Students Ticket Office at (818) 677-2488 to secure these seats. Visitors requiring accommodation, call at least two weeks in advance. Please note that many performances do sell out, including these seats.

Restrooms: ADA-compliant restrooms are available for all the Department’s theatre venues—In Nordhoff Hall adjacent to the ticket lobby, and in the Valley Performing Arts center adjacent to the ticket office.

Accessible Parking: The University Parking Office requires that all vehicles ( including those with handicap placards) display a campus permit to park on campus. These permits may be purchased at the info booths at main entries to campus, or from parking permit dispensers such as those at the entrance and exit to parking lot B-1.

For the Campus Theatre and Little Theatre, there is accessible parking in Lot B-1 and Lot B-2 on Darby Avenue.

For the VPAC Experimental Theatre, accessible parking is located in Lot F2 on Lindley Avenue or the G-3 Parking Structure and the parking lot north of G3 on a first come-first served basis.

Limited accessible parking for all three venues is available in the D1 parking lot parallel to Nordhoff Street. Those ADA spaces in D1 often fill up 60-90 minutes before performances. Here is the link to the theatre parking map provided by the Valley Performing Arts Center http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/visit/directions/parking/#B1

Logo indicating wheelchair access, interpreting, and audio assist capabilities