Our production program is an integral part of our overall educational process—co-curricular rather than extra-curricular—where students in all areas of the theatre get to test in practice what they are learning in the classroom. To provide our students with as many practical opportunities as we can and to focus on the learning experience of the process of creating theatre and dance as well as the product of performance, we have a wide range of performances, from the staged reading to the fully-realized production.
All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., except where noted with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Saturdays.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students with ID (unless otherwise noted).
Reservations can be made by emailing email@example.com or by phone at 973–408–3627.
Reservations made after 5 p.m. on the day of your selected show are not guaranteed to be processed by show time.
Most performances are held in the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, which houses The Concert Hall and the Thomas H. Kean theatre. Others may be held at the free-standing F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre. Learn more about our arts facilities.
In addition to our stellar student theatre performances, Drew University always has something going on. Exhibits, workshops, readings and many other events are open to the public.
After much reflection and consultation—and in light of the escalating situation involving COVID-19—Drew will not resume regular business operations at least through the remainder of the semester. Drew Virtual Time (DVT), with its associated virtual learning environment, will continue at least through the first part of June (instead of April 3 as we had previously anticipated).
Last week, Drew adopted the practice of social distancing and successfully began executing this plan on Monday, March 16. Since last week, the World Health Organization has declared a global pandemic, and the U.S. government declared a national emergency. The CDC now advises against gatherings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks, while NJ Governor Murphy implemented aggressive social distancing measures, including the closure of all schools. (Drew’s plan met the Governor’s executive order requirements before the announcement.) In addition, all NCAA Landmark Conference and non-conference play is cancelled for the spring.
From now through early June, all events and gatherings on campus are postponed. This includes all scheduled productions in the Theatre & Dance Department. We have been and are continually monitoring global and local factors, balanced with guidance and best practice within higher education, and will stay in touch with you about our plans for future on-campus events.
We recognize this situation may be an inconvenience to you. Though we have no reported cases of COVID-19 on the Drew campus, we strongly believe our actions give us the best chance to decrease risk in our community and increase our ability to respond to any situation with greater agility and resources. If you have questions about Drew’s response to the situation, please visit our resource page.
Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to welcoming you to The Forest community in the future.