Center for the Performing Arts – UALR Department of Theatre and Dance

Where your imagination is our reality.

Creativity, Collaboration and Community.

Power, Passion and Purpose. 

Home to the only BFA in dance in Arkansas, the UALR Department of Theatre and Dance strives to help young artists and technicians hone their skills, balancing theory with opportunities to explore the hands-on aspects of the stage. Our mission is to create an environment of exploration, which will release the imagination, reward risk in all areas, and develop the whole person. We’re putting Arkansas on the map as a new leader in innovative theatre.

  • A distinguished faculty with professional and academic credentials
  • Annual guests artists
  • Annual participation in the ACDA festivals with financial support for participating majors
  • Performance opportunities in faculty, guests artist and student created works every semester
  • Three fully equipped dance studios, two flexible performance spaces, and full production support in all design areas
  • Located within a large art community including two dance companies, a symphony orchestra, a major art center and a growing independent film industry