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Visit The Theatre School

View of The Theatre School from Racine Avenue
In the interest of the health and safety due to the coronavirus, DePaul University made the decision to move classes and many university operations online starting March 16. In light of this, The Theatre School has cancelled all in-person information sessions and tours until mid-June. We have replaced our scheduled in-person visits with virtual sessions.

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email (and later, reminder emails) with information about how to join the session. When the session goes "live" you will be connected with one of our Theatre Admissions Counselors who will share all of the same information we normally share in-person, as well as web resources to explore after the session ends. The counselor will appear through a live video-feed and can answer any questions typed by participating students.

Admissions staff and current students would be happy to answer individual questions by phone (773-325-7999), email (, or you connect with you by text through the "meet current students" page. Reach out any time!

The Theatre School's Admitted Student Webpage is a great place to start; that page has a ton of information about housing, meal plans, student support, life in Chicago, clubs and organizations, next steps, orientation, and more!

We are working on setting up a virtual version of our BFA Admitted Student Open House and a series of virtual information sessions on admitted-student-specific topics in the coming weeks. We will have more information about these virtual visit options shortly and will email you invitations to join.

Like we have in years past, we also have an Admitted Student Facebook Group for newly admitted student to connect with future classmates and to chat with current students. Admitted students can request to join the BFA Class of 2024 group or the MFA Class of 2023 group.

And of course, you can connect one-on-one with current students, staff, and faculty to ask any questions you may have at any time. We are happy to set up individual phone/virtual meetings with you to help you get the information you need. Or try connecting with current students by text.

View of an audience from the Watts stage

Explore Campus Virtually

The Theatre School building is our artistic home and used for classes, rehearsals, and productions. While not every room is included in this video tour, it does provide a peek at some of our most widely used spaces. Each video's description provides additional information and a link to the next stop on the tour. (Special thanks to Sarah Parker, 4th year BFA Sound Designer, for recording her tour for us!)

Part 1: Welcome to The Theatre School! Your tour starts here... (5th and 4th floors)

Part 2: The Healy (4th floor)

Part 3: The Reskin [Rehearsal Room] (4th floor)

Part 4: Room 403 & Studio Spaces (3rd and 4th floors)

Part 5: Movement Studios (3rd and 4th floors)

Part 6: Makeup & Wig Studio (3rd floor)

Part 7: Scene Shop (1st floor)

Part 8: The Watts (1st floor)

We hope that you also join us for an information session to learn more and ask questions! We offer both undergraduate and graduate sessions and you can register using the links below.

DePaul University is located in Chicago and is split between two campuses: the Lincoln Park Campus and the Loop Campus. Each one of DePaul University's ten colleges is located primarily on one campus or the other. The Theatre School is located on the west end of the Lincoln Park Campus. Housing is available on both campuses, if you choose to live on-campus.

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Virtual Walking Tour (focusing on housing & dining locations)

Undergraduate (BFA) Virtual Information Sessions

These sessions are designed for prospective undergraduate students who want to learn more about The Theatre School. We'll cover topics such as what it means to pursue conservatory training, the majors we offer, our production season, the application process, and scholarships and financial aid.



​​... Additional sessions coming soon!

Graduate (MFA) Virtual Information Sessions

Prospective and admitted graduate students should contact our office directly to set up a time to chat one-on-one; we are happy to schedule a meeting with you to discuss our programs and answer any questions you may have.