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Milligan University Theatre offers a well-rounded performing arts education guided by highly qualified faculty at one of the South’s premier Christian liberal arts universities.

Through an interdisciplinary approach, Musical Theatre and Theatre Arts students gain a deep understanding of all performing arts components—matching talent with training and an empowering academic curriculum.

Students develop extensive knowledge in their specific concentrations, including a varied repertoire of performance techniques in acting and movement, technical theatre, and theatre education, as well as vocal technique, music, dance, and acting through song for musical theatre majors.

Milligan’s performance and fine arts programs embrace a collaborative learning environment that encourages artistic expression and storytelling through the utilization of music, theatre, film, and the visual arts. The disciplines, skills, techniques, and artistic excellence required for a career in theatre are developed in classes, workshops, performances, student-led projects, and a season of robust main stage productions.

Students graduate as confident theatre artists with a Christian ethos who are prepared to pursue a dynamic career or graduate training in the performing arts.

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Competitive, renewable scholarships awarded to a limited number of students each year. Learn more.


McGlothlin-Street Theatre

McGlothlin-Street Theatre

Located in the Elizabeth Leitner Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts, this state-of the-art facility includes a 294-seat theatre with proscenium stage, fly system, orchestra pit, green room, dressing rooms, box office, and concessions area. The theatre is used for the university’s celebrated theatre arts program, humanities program, academic lecture series, and various campus and community events.

Marty B. Martin Auditorium, Seeger Chapel

Seeger Memorial Chapel

This multi-purpose structure serves the university in worship, instruction, lectures, concerts, and drama. The main sanctuary-auditorium, The Mary B. Martin Auditorium, which seats 1,145, was renovated in summer 2010. The George O. Walker Auditorium, located on the lower level, accommodates 125.


At Milligan you’ll work with faculty who have proven themselves as performers, artists, scholars, and teachers. With wide-ranging stage and screen experience—on Broadway in regional theatres, and across the world—they are dedicated to helping students realize their full potential.

Professor of Music; Area Chair of Music

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Artistic Director

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Professor of Music

Rebekah Knisley
Adjunct Instructor of Dance

Professor of Cinema

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