University Theater is the co-curricular production unit of the Department of Theater and Dance, and as such it has a commitment to comprehensive training programs for careers in these disciplines, as well as in allied fields.
The Department produces four mainstage productions each year, and two second stage productions, plus an opera in conjunction with the Dana School of Music, and the YSU Dance Ensemble spring concert. In addition, various student-directed one-acts and special recitals are presented throughout the year. Participation is open to all, with casting priority given to students in theater studies. BlackBoxProductions is University Theater's "Second Stage" where smaller and possibly less traditional dramatic fare is produced under student direction. Typically, BlackBox presents two fully-staged productions each season.
There is no admission charge for YSU students who present their student I.D. cards for reservations. The general public admission price per show is $10.00 for both plays and musicals. YSU faculty and staff pay $5.00 for admission to each event. (Ticket sales begin two weeks prior to the opening of every production.)
Season Subscribers have admission to all six University Theater productions for the price of $40.00. To become a season subscriber, or to get on our mailing list, you may also e-mail the department at theater AT ysu DOT edu
For reservations or to inquire about special rates for non-university students, senior citizens, penguin club members and groups, please call the university theater box office at 330-941-3105.
All YSU theaters are handicap accessible.