DeSales University is known as one of the best theatre programs of its kind on the East Coast. 

As a DeSales theatre major, you will have the opportunity to experience great performances and be exposed to numerous guest artists thanks to our close proximity to New York and Philadelphia. You'll learn from our outstanding faculty in our state-of-the-art facilities. Unique to DeSales is the chance to work with seasoned professionals from the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, which is hosted by DeSales University. 


focus your area of study

Four tracks allow you to explore one or more areas in great depth, enabling you to make a sound choice regarding career options after graduation.

Theatre Major Tracks

  • Acting for the Stage and Screen

  • Musical Theatre Performance

  • Design and Technical Theatre

  • Secondary Education - Theatre/Communications

The program boasts:

News & Notables

Victoria ClarkAny student interested in musical theater or a career in theater would do well to investigate the DeSales program and take advantage of its many opportunities. As actors, directors, writers, teachers, administrators, and citizens of the planet, they have much to offer. And a world to change. “

- Tony Award winner Victoria Clark

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The Summer Theatre Institute

Provides professional theatre training to high school and college students, educators, and members of the community, as well as the best in drama education for younger students.