Bethel University Theatre Department

Bethel University Theatre Department Theater engages the imagination and heart as it strives to engage and entertain an audience. Yet, it often raises challenging and unconventional questions

The focus of the program is to provide artistic preparation and exploration for a broad range of individual interests-from those who desire to influence professional theatre to those who plan to use theatre in ministry or education. Four productions a year, ranging from Shakespeare to Children's Theatre to full-scale musicals and more, the Bethel University Theatre offers opportunities for students to engage in all parts of production. Act, build, create, and serve together in a creative community that challenges each other to grow in faith and art.

Mission: Theatre Arts prepares students to bring the "word" to life through purposeful relationships and to tell important life-changing stories. Incarnation is the heart of theatre, making the "word" become "flesh".

Face the cold and warm up for a couple of hours! Come see All's Well That Ends Well! YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!!! All...
11/09/2019

Face the cold and warm up for a couple of hours! Come see All's Well That Ends Well! YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!!! All photos taken by our wonderful production photographer Chase DuBose.

Face the cold and warm up for a couple of hours! Come see All's Well That Ends Well! YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!!! All photos taken by our wonderful production photographer Chase DuBose.

11/08/2019

Missed opening night? Have no fear! You have 7 more chances to see All's Well that Ends Well! Perfect activity to get out of the cold for a while! It will warm you up without the sugar, or calories! Hope to see you there! You DON'T want to miss this!

The cast has been working hard, and are so excited to open today!!!!! Bethel University Theatre Presents - The Vaudevill...
11/07/2019

The cast has been working hard, and are so excited to open today!!!!! Bethel University Theatre Presents - The Vaudeville Shakespeare Players! That’s right – it's the high-brow culture of Shakespeare and the low-down fun of Vaudeville - together at last! Like peanut butter and jelly, like coffee and doughnuts, like pie and whipped cream – in the face! Yes, it's a newly devised version of Shakespeare’s rarely seen classic All’s Well That Ends Well - now with a heaping helping of Vaudeville vivacity! Playing at Bethel University Theatre Nov 7 - 10 and 14 -17. Info and tickets at: tickets.bethel.edu or call 651-638-6333 - Don't miss it!

Appropriateness:
Shakespeare does not fit into our contemporary rating categories, Themes of grace, forgiveness and reconciliation follow missteps and fallibilities on the part of the characters. As with all Shakespeare, there is also some bawdiness - but no more than his other plays, and less than most.

ONLY ONE MORE DAY BEFORE OPENING!!!! Bethel University Theatre Presents - The Vaudeville Shakespeare Players! That’s r...
11/06/2019

ONLY ONE MORE DAY BEFORE OPENING!!!! Bethel University Theatre Presents - The Vaudeville Shakespeare Players! That’s right – it's the high-brow culture of Shakespeare and the low-down fun of Vaudeville - together at last! Like peanut butter and jelly, like coffee and doughnuts, like pie and whipped cream – in the face! Yes, it's a newly devised version of Shakespeare’s rarely seen classic All’s Well That Ends Well - now with a heaping helping of Vaudeville vivacity! Playing at Bethel University Theatre Nov 7 - 10 and 14 -17. Info and tickets at: tickets.bethel.edu or call 651-638-6333 - Don't miss it!

Appropriateness:
Shakespeare does not fit into our contemporary rating categories, Themes of grace, forgiveness and reconciliation follow missteps and fallibilities on the part of the characters. As with all Shakespeare, there is also some bawdiness - but no more than his other plays, and less than most.

WE OPEN ON THURSDAY!!!! Bethel University Theatre Presents - The Vaudeville Shakespeare Players! That’s right – it's...
11/05/2019

WE OPEN ON THURSDAY!!!! Bethel University Theatre Presents - The Vaudeville Shakespeare Players! That’s right – it's the high-brow culture of Shakespeare and the low-down fun of Vaudeville - together at last! Like peanut butter and jelly, like coffee and doughnuts, like pie and whipped cream – in the face! Yes, it's a newly devised version of Shakespeare’s rarely seen classic All’s Well That Ends Well - now with a heaping helping of Vaudeville vivacity! Playing at Bethel University Theatre Nov 7 - 10 and 14 -17. Info and tickets at: tickets.bethel.edu or call 651-638-6333 - Don't miss it!

Appropriateness:
Shakespeare does not fit into our contemporary rating categories, Themes of grace, forgiveness and reconciliation follow missteps and fallibilities on the part of the characters. As with all Shakespeare, there is also some bawdiness - but no more than his other plays, and less than most.

WE OPEN ON THURSDAY!!! Tickets are still available at tickets.bethel.edu, or by calling 651.638.6333 This is a show you ...
11/04/2019

WE OPEN ON THURSDAY!!! Tickets are still available at tickets.bethel.edu, or by calling 651.638.6333 This is a show you won't want to miss!!!

Full company of our production of William Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well; directed by Leigh Anne Adams.
11/01/2019

Full company of our production of William Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well; directed by Leigh Anne Adams.

Full company of our production of William Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well; directed by Leigh Anne Adams.
11/01/2019

Full company of our production of William Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well; directed by Leigh Anne Adams.

Bethel University Theatre Presents - The Vaudeville Shakespeare Players! That’s right – it's the high-brow culture o...
11/01/2019

Bethel University Theatre Presents - The Vaudeville Shakespeare Players! That’s right – it's the high-brow culture of Shakespeare and the low-down fun of Vaudeville - together at last! Like peanut butter and jelly, like coffee and doughnuts, like pie and whipped cream – in the face! Yes, it's a newly devised version of Shakespeare’s rarely seen classic All’s Well That Ends Well - now with a heaping helping of Vaudeville vivacity! Playing at Bethel University Theatre Nov 7 - 10 and 14 -17. Info and tickets at: tickets.bethel.edu or call 651-638-6333 - Don't miss it!

Appropriateness:
Shakespeare does not fit into our contemporary rating categories, Themes of grace, forgiveness and reconciliation follow missteps and fallibilities on the part of the characters. As with all Shakespeare, there is also some bawdiness - but no more than his other plays, and less than most.

Here are some rehearsal photos from our production of All's Well That Ends Well!
11/01/2019

Here are some rehearsal photos from our production of All's Well That Ends Well!

Here are some rehearsal photos from our production of All's Well That Ends Well!

10/31/2019
09/17/2019

TONIGHT: Our very own Improv group The Intelephants are hosting their first show of the year at 7:42 in the Blackbox theater! Come on out and support them! It's gonna be a fun one!

09/09/2019

Did you know that we have our own Improv Comedy group on campus? Their first show is coming up on September 17th at 7:42 pm in the Black Box Theatre! We hope to see many of you come out to support this fine troupe!

09/03/2019

Announcing the 2019-2020 Theatre Arts season!

Fall, 2019:
William Shakespeare's All's Well that Ends Well; directed by Leigh Anne Adams. Nov 7-10, and 14-17.
February, 2020:
Bernard J Taylor's Pride and Prejudice (the musical); directed by Meg Zauner. February 6-9.
Spring, 2020 has 2 shows in rep:
Sophocles' Antigone; Directed by Meg Zauner, April 18 &19, 22-24, and May 1. In rep with:
How to Achieve in Business with a Phantom on the Roof. An original musical mash-up directed and written by Brent Adams with music by Jon Veenker. April 16 &17, 25 & 26, 29, and May 2-3.

Stay tuned for more details, and we look forward to your continued support at the Bethel theatre productions.

08/30/2019
Bethel University

HAPPY WELCOME WEEK! We are very blessed to be welcoming in our new class of freshman to the Bethel University community! Welcome home, class of 2023!

This is a special week on our campus, as we celebrate you, our newest Royals. You're going to do amazing things, and we can't wait to see what God does in and through you on our campus and beyond. But for today, welcome home. #BethelRoyalNow

Bethel University Theatre Department's cover photo
08/30/2019

Bethel University Theatre Department's cover photo

05/22/2019

Need a study break? Join us in the underground at 7:04 or 8:06 for the last improv comedy show of the year!!! Stay for one or both! IT'S FREE!!

05/06/2019

Thank You so much to everyone who came and supported us this season! We appreciate your support, and we encourage you to continue to come and enjoy the productions next season! Stay tuned for the announcement of next season!

05/05/2019

Only ONE more chance to see Death By Design!! Hope to see you there!!

05/04/2019

Only 2 more chances to see Death By Design! Tonight and Tomorrow afternoon! STUDENTS ONLY: We are doing a 2 for 1 ticket deal at the door!! YAY!! Hope to see many of you there!

05/02/2019

STUDENTS ONLY: Interested in seeing Death By Design this weekend? I have good news for you! You can get 2 for 1 tickets at the door!

05/01/2019

Looking for something fun to do tomorrow night? Come to a FREE improv comedy show at 8:27pm in the blackbox theatre!

04/30/2019

Only one weekend left to see Death By Design!! Get your tickets at tickets.bethel.edu or call 651-638-6333 or visit the box office between 1-5 M-F.

04/26/2019

Death By Design Opened last night!! The cast is so excited to share their work with you! 7 more chances to see this wonderfully funny, mysterious, and light-hearted show! Visit tickets.bethel.edu or visit the box office box office between 1-5 M-F.

04/25/2019

DEATH BY DESIGN OPENS TONIGHT!!! DEATH BY DESIGN OPENS TONIGHT!!!! YAY! YAY! YAY! Get tickets at tickets.bethel.edu

WE OPEN TOMORROW PEOPLE!!!!!!! Set in 1932, Edward, a playwright, and his wife Sorel, an actress, leave London for their...
04/24/2019

WE OPEN TOMORROW PEOPLE!!!!!!! Set in 1932, Edward, a playwright, and his wife Sorel, an actress, leave London for their country manor after a disastrous opening night. When several quirky guests arrive, each with their own dangerous secret, it sets the stage for murder. The dates for the show are: April 25-April 27 @ 7:30pm, May 2-4 @ 7:30pm, and April 28 & May 5 @ 2:30pm. Go to: tickets.bethel.edu, or visit the box office from 1-5pm M-F to order tickets! This is a show you won't want to miss! Hope to see many of you there!

03/10/2019

Today's Matinee is the FINAL performance of I Hate Hamlet! Congrats to all of the cast and crew for putting in so much work to create a truly thought provoking show! Come see I Hate Hamlet one last time today! Doors open at 2!

03/09/2019

Hey Students, looking for something fun to do tonight and are willing to brave winter blizzard #346752? You can get 2 dollar student tickets at the door to see I Hate Hamlet! Come at 7 if you are interested!

03/08/2019

STUDENTS ONLY: Interested in Seeing I Hate Hamlet Saturday and are willing to brave the cold? You can get 2 dollar tickets at the door! Come at 7 if you are interested!

FINAL WEEKEND!!! No matter the weather, winter Blues got you feeling down? Have no fear, we've the perfect show for you!...
03/08/2019

FINAL WEEKEND!!! No matter the weather, winter Blues got you feeling down? Have no fear, we've the perfect show for you! Featuring exciting sword play, a fiery romance, and a light-hearted romp; I Hate Hamlet is a show you won't want to miss!!! Tickets available at tickets.bethel.edu

FINAL WEEKEND!!! No matter the weather, winter Blues got you feeling down? Have no fear, we've the perfect show for you! Featuring exciting sword play, a fiery romance, and a light-hearted romp; I Hate Hamlet is a show you won't want to miss!!! Tickets available at tickets.bethel.edu

Bethel University Theatre Department's cover photo
03/07/2019

Bethel University Theatre Department's cover photo

FINAL WEEKEND!!! No matter the weather, winter Blues got you feeling down? Have no fear, we've the perfect show for you!...
03/07/2019

FINAL WEEKEND!!! No matter the weather, winter Blues got you feeling down? Have no fear, we've the perfect show for you! Featuring exciting sword play, a fiery romance, and a light-hearted romp; I Hate Hamlet is a show you won't want to miss!!! Tickets available at tickets.bethel.edu

FINAL WEEKEND!!! No matter the weather, winter Blues got you feeling down? Have no fear, we've the perfect show for you! Featuring exciting sword play, a fiery romance, and a light-hearted romp; I Hate Hamlet is a show you won't want to miss!!! Tickets available at tickets.bethel.edu

03/02/2019

Looking for something to do Monday night? Come to a FREE Improv comedy show Monday, March 4th at 8:46pm in the Underground!!

"A fiery romance, exciting sword play, and a light-hearted romp - the perfect escape from this endless "winter of our di...
02/25/2019

"A fiery romance, exciting sword play, and a light-hearted romp - the perfect escape from this endless "winter of our discontent". Join us for I Hate Hamlet directed by Leigh Anne Adams. This is a show you won't want to miss!

Purchase tickets online at tickets.bethel.edu or call the Bethel Ticket Office at 651.638.6333, weekdays, 1-5 p.m.

02/11/2019

Thank you to all who came out to see Into The Woods! We appreciate the support! Stay tuned for exciting info on our next 2 shows, I Hate Hamlet, and Death By Design.

02/10/2019

Hope to see many of you at today's matinee! Thank you to those who have already made it! Hope the snow doesn't prevent anyone from coming! Doors open at 2!

"We have to stay here and find our way out of this together." Join us as we go Into The Woods tonight and see what moral...
02/08/2019

"We have to stay here and find our way out of this together."

Join us as we go Into The Woods tonight and see what morals and lessons can be learned! Only 3 performances left!

02/08/2019

Our second performance is tonight! Thank you to all who came out last night! We still have tickets available! Please drive safely. Doors will open at 7, and the performance will begin at 7:30.

02/07/2019

"Twas the night of the opening of Into The Woods,
And all through the Great Hall, not a person was stirring, not even the techs.
The costumes were hung on the racks with care, in hopes that an audience would soon be there."

Into The Woods opens tonight! Hope to see you there! Tickets are still available!

02/06/2019
Bethel University Theatre Department

In case you missed this the first time, here is our promo video for Into The Woods! We open tomorrow! Tickets are still available!

Here is the much awaited promo video for our production of Into The Woods! Meet the director and some of the cast! Stay tuned for more exciting content! For tickets, go to tickets.bethel.edu

Created by: PR team; Kyle Doherty and Mikaela Moe.
Edited by: Maria Landry

Bethel University Theatre Department's cover photo
02/02/2019

Bethel University Theatre Department's cover photo

Behind the scenes during a late night rehearsal!
01/23/2019

Behind the scenes during a late night rehearsal!

Behind the scenes during a late night rehearsal!

01/23/2019
Into The Woods Promo

Here is the much awaited promo video for our production of Into The Woods! Meet the director and some of the cast! Stay tuned for more exciting content! For tickets, go to tickets.bethel.edu

Created by: PR team; Kyle Doherty and Mikaela Moe.
Edited by: Maria Landry

Enjoy some pictures of Little Red, the Wolf, and Granny! Hard at work for Into The Woods.
01/11/2019

Enjoy some pictures of Little Red, the Wolf, and Granny! Hard at work for Into The Woods.

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3900 Bethel Dr
Saint Paul, MN
55112

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(651) 638-6477

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