Two students stand on the floor in the Theatre Arts Center

Quinnipiac University Theater

Key Dates

Upcoming Performances

April 21

New Play Festival

“I love acting. It is so much more real than life.”

-Oscar Wilde

Theatre Arts Center

The Theatre Arts Center on Sherman Avenue

The flexible, 12,000 square foot Theatre Arts Center is a specifically designed performance space, featuring a baby Steinway piano and a completely customizable layout.

The facility includes a costume shop and storage, a scene shop, a lighting and management booth and academic spaces, making it a true hub for theater and music performances.

A male student holds a script and performs in front of a black curtain during an audition

Under the bright lights

Connor Whiteley ’19 auditions for an upcoming performance Saturday, September 9, 2017, at the Theatre Arts Center.

Three students with scripts rehearse a scene in the grass outside the Theatre Arts Center building with other students nearby.

Autumn auditions

Students rehearse their scenes outside of the Theatre Arts Center during audition call backs for a fall performance.

Upcoming Performances

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Little Shop of Horrors

March 1-4, 2017

  • Thursday and Friday, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 2 p.m. 

Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind the Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical that has become one of the most popular shows in the world. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it — blood!

  • Directed by James Noble
  • Scenic Design by Abbey Copeland
  • Lighting design by Margaret Peebles
  • Costume Design by Katya Vetrov
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Poster for the Quinnipiac production of Little Shop of Horrors.
A female student points at a male student as they rehearse a scene.

Making a debut

Yara Farahmand '16 and Ryan Devaney '18 rehearse their play "Rent's Due” for the 2015 New Play festival.

New Play Festival

The festival features original plays written by Quinnipiac students. Through mentorship with The Barrow Group, students direct, perform and stage manage the productions on The Barrow Group’s Main Stage Theatre just steps away from Times Square.

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 2 p.m., 7 p.m.

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Students reading scripts in front of a black curtain in the Theatre Arts Center

In the moment

Students audition during call backs for Doubt, A Parable at the Theatre Arts Center.


“In theater, we teach that it’s not just the big moments that make life meaningful, but all of the small moments in between that make life truly special.”
Kevin Daly, Theater Program Director

Visit Us

Visit the Theatre Arts Center

  • Theatre Arts Center
  • Theatre Arts Center

    515 Sherman Avenue 
    Hamden, CT 06518
    By car: Whitney Avenue to Sherman 
    Avenue. Parking is onsite.
    By shuttle: The Green and Orange 
    Loop shuttles run between York Hill, 
    The Theatre Arts Center and Mount Carmel.

More Information

For more information

Kevin Daly
Director of the Theater Program
Assistant Professor of Theater

To learn more about the Quinnipiac Theater Program, please visit