Texas Tech University

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I purchase tickets?

Ticket purchases can be made at the box office at the east entrance of the Maedgen Mainstage Theatre building. Tickets may also be purchased over the phone by calling 806-742-3603. Hours of operation are Noon – 5:30 pm Monday – Saturday during the season.

Do I need to be a Theatre major to participate in the productions?

Students from any department at Texas Tech University may participate in the productions at the School of Theatre and Dance; and those working on a backstage crew may register for credit. Auditions are open to all students, faculty and staff at the University.

Do freshmen get to perform onstage?

Yes, anyone who is right for the role gets to perform onstage.

What type of degrees can be earned in Theatre?

Our School offers the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dance, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre (Acting, Design/Technology, Musical Theatre), Master of Arts in Theatre, Master of Fine Arts in Theatre (Arts Administration, Design, Performance & Pedagogy, and Playwriting), and Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts (Theatre).

What can I do once I earn a Theatre degree?

Our theatre graduates have found successful careers working as professional actors, directors, stage managers, and designers as well as art directors, producers, and educators.

Can I use the lab or mainstage theatre for class related rehearsals?

The theatre facilites are mainly used for production work. The School's classes may reserve the theatre spaces through the Production Coordinator when they are not in use.