Theatre Department

The Stanislaus State Theatre Department is built on the premise stated by the famed English director Peter Brook, "a play is called a play for a very important reason - a play is play." We want our theatre students and the people who attend our theatre to enjoy the process of theatre by reveling in the camaraderie of the ensemble in the production process. Lee Strasberg, when talking about the Group Theatre said, "there will be no stars in our theatre," and that is a guiding principle upon which the Stanislaus State Theatre is built. Our theatre is a collective of the joint efforts of many.

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Our campus is an oasis in the middle of the Central Valley of California. With enrollment of around 9,000 students the one-on-one opportunities for interaction between faculty and students are ever-present. Nowhere is that more true than in the theatre department. We have a great program with great people, and we hope you will spend some time in our audience, in our classrooms, or on our stage.

2018/2019 Season Productions


Stan State Theatre, Under The Stars 2019

Outdoor Amphitheatre,April 30th–May 5

Gates Open at 6:00 pm, Showtime, about dusk or 8:00 pm 

Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Its Free!


Dance Concert

May 17–19

SHOW TIMES: 8:00 pm Friday, Saturday, 2:00 pm  Sundays.

General Admission $5

Regular Hours

(Subject to Change)

Box Office Hours are
Thursdays on production weeks from 12:45 - 2:00 pm
and 7:00 - 7:50 Evenings and 1:00 - 1:50 Matinee's 

Parking Lot 2 open parking    NO LATE SEATING

You may go to our Theatre Events tab to purchase tickets on line.

General Admission $10, Students, Seniors, Veterans, $8.

If you need special assistance for ticket purchases, call the Dept. Office (209) 667-3451.

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