Welcome to Theatre and Cinema


Students who study theatre become quick thinkers, versatile problem solvers and excellent communicators. Whether you seek a life’s work, a sense of community, or a diversion, the Department of Theatre and Cinema serves as your gateway to new skills, experiences and pathways.

The 2022-2023 season is here.
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Remembering Porterfield's Stage

Remembering Porterfield Hall
Porterfield Hall 1974-2021. Charles L. Hayes Stage. Nancy Necessary Pridemore Playhouse. Dr. James W. and Lilli H. Hawes Studio Theatre. In Memory of all actors, directors, designers and technicians who trod on this stage! Radford University.

We are calling upon our Radford Family of theatre enthusiasts to celebrate the rich history of theatre at Radford University.

For $150 (including shipping), you can support students studying theatre within the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) AND own a piece of Radford theater history.

Each plaque includes a floor sample from one of the original traps of the Hayes Stage. Each, unique and complete with random spattered paint, screw or nail holes, spike tape, etc., testifies to the character and many productions that have graced this historic stage! 

Learn more here!


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News & Events

  1. Theatre Professor Launches New Podcast for Actors  »


    Theatre professor Robyn Berg has joined forces with licensed professional counselor Bonny O'Neill to produce a new podcast for actors, "Staying Me While Being You."

  2. Radford University's Inaugural Health and Wellness Awareness Week Ignites Inspiration in Students »


    Radford University's Music Department proudly launched its first-ever Health and Wellness Awareness Week over the past weekend, leaving a resounding impact on students' physical and mental well-being.

  3. Radford Theatre Brings Its Voice to Silent Sky »


    Radford University’s first play of the season, Silent Sky, mixes science and history with relatable human emotion and powerful philosophical questions.

  4. Remembering Chuck Hayes »


    Students and collegues remember Theatre professor Chuck Hayes, a Radford University legend.

  5. Shakespeare Returns to Radford »


    Radford's Theater Department stages Much Ado About Nothing, a new play for a long standing tradition.

  6. Exploring the Dark Side of the Moon »


    The College of Visual and Performing Arts celebrates the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s landmark concept album, Dark Side of the Moon, with a free live performance.

  7. Wearing Womanhood: Radford Professor on NPR’s With Good Reason »


    Assistant Professor Camilla Morrison discusses women and motherhood on With Good Reason.

  8. Student Production Takes on Challenging Play »


    Theater Students take on Red Light Winter.

  9. Mummenschanz Celebrates 50 Years in Radford Performance »


    One of the world’s most celebrated and storied stage troupes will entertain southwest Virginia as part of Radford University’s Performance Series.

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