At a glance

What: World-class theatre instruction and innovative programming for every level of experience

Who: Taught by leading drama professionals and educators from UW-Madison and across the region

Certification: Programs meet multiple requirements and standards for continuing education

Questions? Contact Sarah Marty,, 608-263-2790

Patrick Sutton on YouTube
Patrick Sutton, director of The Gaiety School of Acting—The National Theatre School of Ireland, talks about careers in theatre.

Upcoming and ongoing theatre programs
(Click class title for details and to register)
4 weeks; T, Oct 4-25, 5:30-7pm  •  $60
T, July 19, 5-6:30pm  •  $15.00
4 weeks; Thu, Oct 6-27, 9:45-11:45am  •  $80
F, Aug 12; 6:30-11pm Sa, Aug 13; 10am-11pm Su, Aug 14; 10am-12:30pm  •  Option 1: | 5 Lectures and Behind-the-Scenes tour | Register by July 15. | $90.00 | | Option 2: | 5 Lectures and Behind-the-Scenes tour, plus tickets to "A Comedy of Errors" and "King Lear." | Must reserve by May 15 to guarantee seating. | $175.00
5 days; M-F, July 25-29, 9am-4pm  •  $275
Su, July 17, 12-4pm | M-F, July 18-22, 9am-5pm | F, July 22, 6-8pm  •  $350 before June 15 | $375 after June 15
Online theatre programs
Start anytime, complete within 1 year  •  $395
Special programs
Experience Shakespeare in 3 engaging ways: online, on stage, or through 1-day workshops. Choose the right way for you to dig deeper into Shakespeare’s work and find your own approach to enjoy the plays, the language, and live performances.
Innovative instruction in teaching scientists to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide range of audiences. Classes have both for-credit and non-credit options.
Wisconsin Wrights and Forward Theater Company have joined together to support and develop new theatrical work, awarding Wisconsin playwrights with the rare opportunity to develop their plays in a professional public reading series.
A full week in July of skill building, camaraderie, and performance under the tutelage of UW-Madison theatre faculty, staff, and graduates.
This autumn Festival provides students and teachers an opportunity to learn from trained theatre professionals and educators, to take the stage, and to watch their peers perform. All Wisconsin high schools are invited to attend.
Community theatre managing directors gather every fall at UW-Madison to work together, share stories of challenges and solutions, learn about other theatre operations and meet colleagues from across the country.

Click here to view a complete list of Continuing Studies Theatre programs.