Theatre Major or Minor

Carroll theatre students graduate with an education that goes beyond technical skills or knowledge of subject matter.

Theatre at Carroll College

What to Expect

Our students learn theatre by doing theatre, not just watching it. Expect an immersive experience at Carroll where you will participate in every aspect of production work. Here everyone is on the same footing. You will receive one-on-one attention while you develop as a theatre practitioner. We work hard and succeed together.

Image of Theatre PerformanceThere are also opportunities for you off-campus, in the vibrant Helena theatre community. Carroll students are welcomed at Grandstreet Theatre and The Helena Theatre Company. These experiences deepen the learning and resumes of our students while enriching the Helena community.

At Carroll, being involved in theatre is a choice available to all. We welcome students who are pursuing other educational goals while participating in our shows. Theatre students create a place of refuge for all lovers of art, and are enriched by the nursing students, engineers and veterinarians in our midst. If you want to belong to an active theatre program, Carroll is the place for you.

Life After Graduation

Our graduates often go on to further theatre studies at top graduate programs around the country and continue on in the profession. Other students are able to use their theatrical skills in other fields, such as law, education, technology, forestry, and business.

Romeo and JulietCarroll’s theatre graduates are:

  • Acting in Tony winning Broadway plays
  • Acting in Hollywood and other film locations
  • Acting in major regional theatres around the country
  • Stage combatants and choreographers
  • Professional stage managers and production managers
  • Producers/Directors/Playwrights
  • Theatrical riggers
  • Film consultants and researchers
  • Technical Directors and Designers
  • Scenic Artists
  • Studio owners and operators
  • Teachers: elementary, high school and college
  • Lawyers, foresters, special events coordinators, and many more

Meet the Director

Kimberly ShireKimberly Shire has an MFA in Directing Theatre for Young Audiences and Costume Design from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She worked as a theatre professional and teaching artist for fifteen years before graduate school in the Pacific Northwest. Kimberly is passionate about making lives better through theatre, and has a special place in her heart for TYA, Shakespeare, and musical theatre. She would love to talk to you about Carroll’s theatre program and can be reached at or 406.447.4308.