Admission into the Western Michigan University Department of Theatre is a multi-step process. You must apply to the University and also to the Department of Theatre. Please note that applying to the University itself before November 1 provides many scholarship opportunities.

Auditions and interviews for the Department of Theatre are held on and off campus throughout the year. Below is a list of audition and interview opportunities and information about attending each.

On campus auditions and interview

  • Date: February 17, 2017 and March 17, 2017 — please note that Kalamazoo is in Eastern Standard Time.

  • Location: Gilmore Theatre Complex, Western Michigan University

  • Programs: All

  • Application: Apply online

Off campus auditions and interviewS


  • Date: October 16, 2016
  • Programs: Acting/ Music Theatre Performance
  • Application: closed audition

Michigan Thespian Festival

  • Date: December 2-3, 2016

  • Location: Saginaw Valley State University -  website

  • Programs: Acting, Design and Technical Theatre

  • Application: Apply online

Illinois High School Theatre Festival

  • Date: January 2-3, 2017

  • Location: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - website

  • Programs: Acting, Design and Technical Theatre

  • Application: Apply online

Chicago Unified Auditions

  • Date: February 6-7, 2017
  • Location: Palmer House Hilton 17 E. Monroe St. Chicago, IL 60603 - website

  • Programs: Acting, Music Theatre Performance

  • Application: Apply online