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The Chicago Tribune called us “a legendary training ground,” and it’s true—The Theatre School at DePaul has been a place where industry greats have cut their teeth since 1925.



The Theatre School trains students to the highest level of professional skill and artistry in an inclusive and diverse conservatory setting.

The Theatre School Values


We advance intellectual development and ethical consciousness. We foster moral, spiritual, social, political, and artistic growth. We promote participation in civic life.


We inspire respect for self, for others, for the profession, and for humanity. We embrace the Vincentian model of service.


We build a community founded on the principles of creativity and freedom of expression. We value initiative, innovation, exploration, and risk taking.


We celebrate the primacy of the imagination in our work.


We believe theatre is a place for reflection, awakening, and the development of moral awareness.
— Adopted by faculty and staff of The Theatre School at DePaul University, 2016


Alumni Network

After nearly a century of training generations of theatre artists, The Theatre School claims an extraordinary array of talented and experienced alumni who have made an incalculable impact on the American theatre. We are so proud to call them our own.

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The Theatre School has a nine-decade tradition of educating, training and inspiring those who will shape the future of American theatre.

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2018–19 Annual Report

Welcome to The Theatre School’s 2018–19 Annual Report.

2018-19 Annual ReportView the PDF