Emporia State University began producing theatre in 1913
One of the oldest theatre programs in the country
Emporia State University began producing theatre in 1913, making us one of the oldest theatre programs in the country. We have energetic students, enthusiastic community support and are proud to be a part of the Department of Communication and Theatre where our students receive individual attention from our committed and celebrated faculty. Here, students can earn a BFA or BA in theatre, or gain certification to become a secondary teacher in our BSE program in speech and theatre. And through our affiliation with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, our students are part of a vital and thriving national theatre.
Theatre production images
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Apply to Emporia State
Undergraduate admission applications
If you’re ready to join Hornet Nation as an undergraduate, head here!
Graduate admission application
If you’re ready to advance your degree as a graduate student, head here!
Learn more about the Theatre Department, which was founded in 1913.
Discover what scholarships are available to theatre students.
News + Events
Learn about upcoming productions and news in our department.
ESU has several theaters on campus. Discover where they are located and their history.