The Theatre Arts Department at Cal Lutheran is dedicated to providing students with both artistic and scholastic foundations to prepare them for a prosperous life and career in the theatrical and multimedia fields.

We offer a series of fundamental and advanced courses in theatre along with numerous performance and technical opportunities in our highly regarded Mainstage, Blackbox, and film productions. Students participate in a yearly average of  four major productions, including classics, contemporary pieces, musicals, original films, improvisational theatre, and the student Blackbox series.

Upcoming Theatre Events

General Box Office Information

  • We will close all online sales for Monday-Thursday performances by noon on the day of the show. If the show is removed from the website before noon, then tickets are no longer available. 
  • For Friday-Sunday performances, online sales for the weekend close on Fridays by noon. Please buy your tickets early!
  •  The remaining tickets are sold only in person on the day of the performance at the box office.  The box office accepts payment in the form of cash or check, no credit cards
  • An "out of stock" message indicates that the show is sold out. 
  • The box office opens 1 hour before curtain and is staffed by Campus Services. 
  • Tickets can only be claimed on the day of the performance during box office hours. 
  • The box office will have a waiting list if the show is sold out. 
  • All unclaimed tickets will be released 5 minutes prior to  show start time. 
  • Seating is first come, first serve.  No reserved seating available.
  • Tickets are free for CLU students and faculty ( with ID). They are $10 for the general public.

Spring 2018




Upcoming Shows


She Kills Monsters (Black Box)

By: Qui Nguyen

She Kills Monsters is an exciting and nostalgic romp through the ultimate game of Dungeons & Dragons. This equally tender and hilarious story follows Agnes as she finds a D&D module in her late younger sister’s room and decides to embark on an adventure where monsters come in many forms, good companions always have your back, and even grief can be conquered. Imaginatively directed, designed, and acted by students, the production will draw the audience into the world of the game providing fun and laughs for nerds and non-nerds alike.


Show Dates:

Thursday, October 25     8pm

Friday, October 26           8pm

Saturday, October 27      8pm

Sunday, October 28         2pm


Columbinus        (Preus-Brandt Forum)

Columbinus, a play sparked by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, is a meeting of fact and fiction that illuminates the realities of adolescent culture by exploring the events surrounding the shootings. The play draws on discussions by parents, survivors and community leaders in Littleton as well as police evidence.

 By: Stephen Kram and PJ Paparelli

Show Dates:

Thursday, November 8                  8pm

Friday, November 9                        8pm

Saturday, November 10                 8pm

Thursday, November 15                8pm

Friday, November 16                      8pm

Saturday, November 17                 8pm

Sunday, November 18                    2pm


Faculty Dance Showing  (Preus-Brandt Forum)

December 8th                                     8pm