Theatre & Dance Performances & Tickets

Our program offers an array of opportunities exploring a wide range of dramatic literature and movement possibilities in three performance venues. We provide students with the highest caliber of training in theatre and the southern Minnesota region with a multifaceted, high-quality theatrical experience.

Highland Summer Theatre 2021

Ticket Information

2021 Spring Student Screen Showcase:

COVID-19 GUidelines for the 2021 Highland summer theatre season:

Minnesota State University, Mankato and the Department of Theatre and Dance are committed to taking any steps necessary to protect the health and safety of our faculty, staff, students and community.

The University is no longer requiring the COVID self screening tool, but please continue to stay home if you don't feel well.

The Complete History of America, Abridged will be presented in the Andreas Theatre at limited capacity, and with social distancing in place. The tickets for Complete History will be general admission. Some Enchanted Evening will be presented in the Ted Paul Theatre at full capacity and the seating will be assigned. 

Please visit the official campus page for the most recent information regarding the campus response to COVID-19:

our Academic Season:
Our Theatre & Dance Department presents 6 major theatrical productions during the Mainstage season, 4 Studio Season shows and 2 dance concerts in an academic year.  We also feature a professional summer stock series, Highland Summer Theatre, featuring four 4 productions utilizing professional actors and students. 

Unless noted, all evening shows begin at 7:30pm and matinee performances are at 2pm.

Box Office Hours:
The Box Office is located at the front of the Ted Paul Theatre in the lobby of the Earley Center for Performing. If you have questions about a ticket order, call (507) 389-6661. It will be answered DURING Box Office hours.

Our Venues:
Our program offers an array opportunities exploring a wide range of dramatic literature and movement possibilities in three performance venues and dance studios.  

Both the Ted Paul Theatre and the Andreas Theatre are handicapped accessible.  Enhanced hearing devices are available at the Box Office. Please note when you are ordering if seating accommodations are needed so we may better serve you.

Although a permit lot, patrons may park in Lot 16 (Green/Gold Permit Lot north of the Earley Center for Performing Arts) during performances without getting ticketed. If you do get ticketed during a regularly scheduled performance, please let us know at (507) 389-2118.

Supporters of Theatre & Dance:
Support of our students and productions is vital to our program and is what transforms a good season into a sensational season. Learn how you can make a difference by supporting Theatre & Dance.

EMERITI TICKETS FOR 2020-2021 Season:
Due to the limited capacity of the theatres for the 2020-2021 season as mandated by the state as a result of COVID-19, we are temporarily suspending the Emeriti ticket benefit. In lieu of the ticket to any perforamnce, we are inviting Emeriti plus a spouse/partner to the final preview performance of the Mainstage productions. Please email Corrie Eggimann, Director of Public Relations, for more information.