Who We Are
Students in Wheaton's theater program pursue their desire to serve God and neighbor in theatrical community by embedding a vibrant theater education and practice in a uniquely designed liberal arts approach.
These students, drawn from across majors, engage their theater education at Wheaton as a rich complement to their pursuits in numerous other disciplines, leading beyond Wheaton to callings that include (but are not limited to) careers in theater.
Arena Theater produces a three-play, twenty-one performance season in our dynamic and versatile black box theater. Students work alongside our excellent faculty artists as well as numerous professional Chicago designers to build and act in plays that span genre, historical period, and author. Additionally, our two small studio spaces offer opportunities for smaller faculty-led and student-directed projects that occur throughout the year. The combination of rigorous classes, the opportunity to work on various crews for each production, and our core ensemble create a truly unique theater education that emphasizes artistic growth and communal creation.
Pride and Prejudice, Antigone, and You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown - the 2018-19 Season of Arena Theater awaits you!
If you're a current or prospective Wheaton student, find out how you can get involved at Arena Theater!