High School Workshops


The School of Theatre and Dance provides many opportunities for high school students throughout northern Illinois to participate in theatre and dance intensive workshops, presented either here on the DeKalb NIU campus, or presented at the schools themselves.

Of course, theatre productions bring stories to life. To that end, there are also opportunities to see our shows that are related to high school courses of study, at greatly reduced rates, on our Seat Yourself! Nights, exclusively for high school groups. Performances can be designed to add talk-back sessions and other activities related to the production history and content that can add greatly add to a student’s understanding of literature, history, politics and human relationships.

In the fall of every year, SoTD hosts the High School Theatre Workshop Festival–all day workshops in theatre and dance (8:30 a.m. check-in to 3:00 p.m.), from stage combat training to audition prep and theatre games to hip-hop dance. Reservations are limited and festival fee is $15. Teachers are welcome to participate. This year, the festival will be on Friday, February 17, 2017.

To register for the High School Theatre Workshop Festival or for more information about group or school rates, school matinees, Seat Yourself! Nights or the 2016-2017 production season, please contact David W. Booth, Marketing Director, NIU School of Theatre and Dance at 815-753-1337 or via e-mail at dbooth1@niu.edu.

High School Students in Workshop
High School Students in Workshop
High School Students in Workshop

Contact Us

For more information about academic programs or productions: 

Office: 815-753-1334
Fax: 815-753-8415
Email: theatreinfo@niu.edu

Box Office: 815-753-1600; sotdboxoffice@niu.edu