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Upcoming Show!

The First Degree
a premiere of a new play by Michael Mejia
directed by Mandy Rees

 Grads in silhouette

Follow the lives of four first-generation college students as they navigate the joys and challenges of pursuing a college degree.

In-person performances:
Thurs/Fri/Sat October 21, 22, 23 at 7:30 pm
Sunday October 24 at 2:00pm
Doré Theatre

All patrons must wear a mask while indoors and complete a brief on-line COVID screening the day of the performance. Tickets must be purchased on-line and in advance at Eventbrite.

Virtual Performances:
Access recording anytime from Friday (Oct. 22) at. 7:30 to Sunday (Oct. 24) at midnight.

Ticket prices for all performances:
$12 General Admission
$10 Seniors (60+), CSUB Faculty & Staff
$5 Students with ID


Theatre of New Audiences Presents
Noodle Doodle Box
by Anita Page, Alex Page, Paul Maar
directed by Amy Ressler

Clown in a box

Saturday November 20 at 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Sunday November 21 at 1pm & 3pm
Doré Arena Theatre
A delightful and entertaining play about learning to share and to live together.

$5 General Admission
Children 12 and under are FREE


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The  Theatre Program is part of CSUB's Music & Theatre Department. To check out the Music Program, go to

We are in the School of Arts & Humanities. To check out the School website, go to

Theatre works beautifully in conjunction with my English major. I am drawn to the exciting classes, productions, faculty, and opportunities available. Here, you get a chance to perform in main-stage productions, work with talented faculty that know the business, and get opportunities to not only grow as an actor, but as a designer, director, and person. Choosing to major in Theatre at CSUB has made all the difference in my undergraduate career and I wouldn't change a thing— except maybe deciding to double major sooner!
—Taylor Clark, Class of 2020

"Studying at the CSUB Theatre Department allowed me to experiment with projects and roles that shaped the actor I am today. They gave me space and tools to create art —regardless of size and scope — always encouraging creativity, spontaneity and hard work. I was lucky to have what I did in the theatre program at CSUB and continually draw on my time there for inspiration."

—Jeff Lepine, Artistic Director of The Peoples Improv Theater, NYC

"CSUB Theatre cultivates artists as they take responsibility for and initiative in their craft. It offers support and countless possibilities for students who are committed to growth."

—Miguel Torres, CSU Fullerton MFA Program



Click the link above to support the Theatre Program.

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• Tickets are sold on-line starting two weeks prior to the event.

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Come Study With Us!

CSUB Theatre can offer you the following:

  • small class sizes allowing individual attention from dedicated, experienced faculty
  • opportunities to perform, design, direct, stage manage
  • a lively production program including a Theatre for Young Audiences tour and Theatre of New Voices—a new play festival
  • training in acting, design, directing, creative dramatics
  • a solid foundation in theatre history, literature and script analysis

We take pride in turning out well-rounded members of the theatre community.

Contact Us

Music and Theatre Department
CSU Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022 

Department Office: Music Bldg., Room 105
Phone: (661) 654-3093

FAX: (661) 654-6901 

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