Robsham Theater

In 1865, two years after Boston College opened, theater began at BC. It continued for many years as a student activity under the aegis of the Dramatics Society (BC's oldest student group). In the early 1970s, the College of Arts and Sciences established a Theatre Major as part of the Department of Speech, Communications, and Theatre. The Robsham Theater Arts Center opened in 1981 as the center of theater production on campus. In 1993, theatre was established as an independent department. Since then, both the academic and production programs have grown steadily in terms of faculty, staff, theater majors, course offerings, and the quality and quantity of productions.


Theatre Department by the Numbers


Full- and part-time faculty members


Students majoring in Theatre


Students minoring in Theatre


Plays produced by department each year

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Based on the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens, and directed By Luke Jorgenson, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was performed in Fall 2023 on Robsham Theater's Main Stage.