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  • Theater takes the main stage at SPC

  • Theater is such an important part of a liberal arts education and I think, while it can be very entertaining, it can also be enlightening and thought provoking.
    ~Scott Cooper, Theater Faculty, SPC 

    From acting, stage production, costume and set design to house management, the theater arts program at St. Petersburg College empowers students to explore their creativity and hone their stagecraft.

    Noteworthy Work

    Since its resurgence in 2011, SPC's theater program has drawn rave reviews for its work, including a significant collaboration with American Stage on the production of WIT. Two instructors have been honored with awards and SPC alumnus Russell Andrade recently performed in Sweeney Todd.


    Our theater facilities range from the 500-seat Clearwater Arts Auditorium to the Palladium Theater in downtown St. Petersburg. The college also has forged strong community ties with American Stage Theater, Jobsite Theater, free Fall Theater and other local companies, giving students access to a variety of theater experiences.

  • Performance Opportunities

  •  Imaginary Invalid 

    April 2-6, 2014

    Play by: Moliere (Jean-Baptiste Poqueli)
    Directed by: Susan Demers

    A hypochondriac wants to marry his daughter to a wealthy doctor to get himself the best healthcare he can. Throw in a greedy second wife, a romantic suitor and a sassy maid and you have an evening of laughter and fun for everyone.

    Performances times:

    Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m.

    Cost: $10 general admission. FREE for SPC students, staff and high school students with ID. 

  • Theater Scholarships

  • I Am 4 Art, U Can B 2 Scholarship

    Established by Diane Nelson and friends of the arts to provide assistance to students with demonstrated financial need, a 3.0 GPA and a commitment to complete a degree program in the Fine Arts.

    Get details on how to apply for Foundation Scholarships like this or research other Financial Aid Scholarships.

  • You can take theater classes as electives for your Associate in Arts degree or to meet common prerequisites for your chosen four-year major.

  • A liberal arts education with courses in theater can serve as the foundation for advanced degrees and professions such as law, medicine and business, as well as teaching, acting, directing and producing.

  • Explore your options

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