Theatre at Eureka

Each year, Eureka students take leading roles, both in front of the curtain and backstage, in staging professional-quality productions. Spanning the range of works from classic to contemporary, recent productions have included:

  • Cyrano de Bergerac (Edmund Rostand)
  • Six Characters in Search of An Author (Pirandello)
  • Harvey (Mary Chase)
  • The Fantasticks
  • The House of Atreus (Aeschylus)
  • Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare )
  • Love by the Bolt (George Feydeau)
  • You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
  • A Piece of My Heart (Shirley Lauro)
  • School for Scandal (Sheridan)

Interested in studying Theatre at EC? Learn more about our Theatre and Drama Arts Studies

Eureka’s Little Red Devils Improv Troupe and our Director’s Studio

Wonderful additional opportunities for those interested in theatre.

Annual Central Illinois Stage Combat Workshop

Offered every summer, this workshop is for actors of all experience levels. The small class size allows for personal instruction and individual attention. The skills learned here will help you create compelling theatrical fights with Medieval weapons. At the end of the workshop students can be tested for Society of American Fight Directors certificate recognition. Students can earn three hours of college credit when enrolling in this workshop.

Coming in Spring 2014 Learn more

The Theatre department at Eureka College has four performance spaces to accommodate a wide variety of events:

Pritchard Theater is a flexible, 300 seat, black box theater.

McCallister Hall is a 300 seat performance space ideal for cabaret settings and one person shows.

Becker Auditorium is the largest of Eureka’s indoor performance spaces, seating over 400.

Rinker Outdoor Amphitheatre seats well-over 900, features ideal natural acoustics and a topiary, backdrop, and wings.