The Theatre School at DePaul University is one of America's oldest and most respected theatre conservatories.
Since 1925, we have prepared students for careers in professional theatre and throughout the entertainment industry. Our highly specialized programs employ a learning-by-doing approach, featuring student work in all areas of production in more than 40 plays each season. Our students learn their profession under the guidance of a diverse and talented faculty and staff of working artists. And all of this takes place in the heart of Chicago, acclaimed as one of the greatest theatre cities in the world.
Forged at our founding as the Goodman School of Drama and strengthened by our move to the major urban university that is DePaul, our tradition remains — to educate, train, and inspire those who will shape the future of American theatre.
From the first class, to the final bow. Real experiences.