Forbes Center

The School of Theatre and Dance is located in the Estes Center portion of the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. Click on the upper-left region, the Bluestone area, of the campus map to find us. Find information on how to obtain a visitor parking permit for the day.

Click here for driving directions to the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts.
 
If you are visiting James Madison University, we encourage you to take the general campus tour and participate in the admissions information session. See the Admissions Visit page for more information.
 
We in the School of Theatre and Dance look forward to seeing you during one of the published school visitation days, and/or at program auditions. Please contact the School of Theatre and Dance at least 24-business hours prior to your visit to place your name on the list for your desired visitation day. Walk-ins may not be able to be accommodated.

Dance Program Visitation Dates

The following schedule has been established for prospective students to visit the School and facilities during the fall and spring semesters of the 2019-2020 academic year. Selected Mondays (please see schedule below), starting at 9:00 am, in the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts (please meet in the Theatre and Dance main office suite on the second floor, room 2211). The information session is followed by the student watching or taking the Intermediate Modern Dance class from 10:10 – 11:25 am as part of their visit!

To register for a visit, please select a date below:

FALL 2019

September 2

September 28 (JMU Open House)*

October 14 (Explore JMU Arts)**

November 4

November 9 (JMU Open House)*

December 2

SPRING 2020 

February 17

March 16

April 6

April 13

*Open Houses: The College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Theatre and Dance will participate in JMU Admissions Open Houses on September 28 and November 9.  Register for these dates through the admissions office: jmu.edu/admissions/openhouses/ The Theatre and Dance information sessions and tours will follow the schedule published by the admissions office for the day. 

**CHOICES: The College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Theatre and Dance will also be participating in the CHOICES events for academically admitted students.  Go to jmu.edu/choices/ for more information.

CHOICES+: Students who are admitted to JMU and also pass their audition/portfolio review will be invited to attend CHOICES+ April 3-4, 2020, or April 5-6, 2020.  More information on CHOICES+ can be found here.

Please note: An audition is REQUIRED for admission to the Dance major, and to be considered for School of Theatre and Dance scholarships. Audition dates are posted on our website.

Click here for more information on Dance Program auditions 

Theatre & Musical Theatre Program Visitation Dates

The following schedule has been established for prospective Theatre and Musical Theatre students to visit the School and facilities during the fall and spring semesters of the 2019-2020 academic year:

To register for a visit, please select a date below:

FALL 2019

September 2

September 28 (JMU Open House)*

October 14 (Explore JMU Arts)**

November 1

November 9 (JMU Open House)*

SPRING 2020

February 28

April 10

April 14

April 17

April 24

*Open Houses: The College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Theatre and Dance will participate in JMU Admissions Open Houses on September 28 and November 9.  Register for these dates through the admissions office: jmu.edu/admissions/openhouses/ The Theatre and Dance information sessions and tours will follow the schedule published by the admissions office for the day. 

**CHOICES: The College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Theatre and Dance will also be participating in the CHOICES events for academically admitted students.  Go to jmu.edu/choices/ for more information.

CHOICES+: Students who are admitted to JMU and also pass their audition/portfolio review will be invited to attend CHOICES+ April 3-4, 2020, or April 5-6, 2020.  More information on CHOICES+ can be found here.

For tickets go to: http://www.jmuforbescenter.com/index.shtml


Please note: An audition is REQUIRED for admission to the Musical Theatre or the Theatre majors, and to be considered for School of Theatre and Dance scholarships.

Information on program auditions for various concentrations can be found at:

Theatre Admissions

Musical Theatre Admissions

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