How to Get Started

What steps do I take to audition for the ACU Theatre?

  • Step 1: Contact Abilene Christian University Admissions here
  • Step 2: Apply to ACU here
  • Step 3: Apply to the ACU Theatre by uploading audition or interview materials to Accepted. More information on the ACU Theatre program is also on Accepted and our website. 
  • Step 4: After an invitation from the department is extended, arrange for an audition or interview. 
  • Step 5: Audition or interview on campus. 
Submit Your Application

Auditions Dates:

  • September 25, 2020: Video Audition-ONLY (open audition; no screening required; no audition in person on campus required)
  • November 20, 2020: Theatre Face-to-Face Audition (open audition- no video screening required; American Son in production)
  • December 4, 2020: Video Audition-ONLY (open audition; no screening required; no audition in person on campus required)
  • February 19, 2021: Theatre Callback Audition (callback based on video submission; callback audition in person on campus required)
  • February 26, 2021: Theatre Callback Audition (callback based on video submission; callback audition in person on campus required)

Contact us at:
325-674-2065 or

What can I study at ACU Theatre?
Areas of study include the following tracks: Acting, Directing, Musical Theatre, Dance, Design/Technical, Theatre Ministry or Theatre Education.

What kind of opportunities will I have?
A typical ACU season consists of five or more productions including a large scale musical, classical productions, a Cornerstone production, student-directed works and a summer Shakespeare Festival. Students have opportunities to act, sing, dance and direct; to design costumes, sets, lights, makeup and hair; to stage manage, dramaturge, engage in stage combat and dialect work, and more!

Can I really make a living in theatre?
Absolutely! See examples of alumni who have done just that.

Why should I choose ACU Theatre?
Other universities might offer this kind of quality. But what makes ACU unique is the added dimension of the Christian worldview that defines our work as artists. At ACU Theatre you will find a group of believers who are dedicated to exploring the issues of faith and art.

If you are searching for a place to experience quality theatre, prepare yourself for a life work, and work alongside other believer-artists, ACU could very well be the school for you!