Admission into the Western Michigan University Department of Theatre is a multi-step process:

  1. WMU Application: Submit a general application to Western Michigan University here.
  2. WMU Theatre Application: Submit an application through Acceptd to interview & audition for the Department of Theatre here.
  3. Attend an audition or interview: Auditions and interviews for the Department of Theatre are held on and off-campus throughout the year. Below is a list of audition and interview opportunities and information about attending each. Dates and details for this year will be updated as soon as possible.

Please note that applying to the University before December 15 provides many scholarship opportunities.


On-campus auditions and interviewS

  • February 19 and March 19, 2021 - Due to Covid-19, dates and format are subject to change. 

  • Location: Gilmore Theatre Complex, Western Michigan University

  • Programs: All

  • Application: Apply online

Off-campus auditions and interviewS


  • Date: TBA
  • Programs: Acting/ Music Theatre Performance
  • Application: closed audition

Michigan Thespian Festival

  • Date: TBA

  • Location: Devos Place, Grand Rapids-  website

  • Programs: Acting, Design and Technical Theatre, Stage Management

  • Application: on-site

Illinois High School Theatre Festival

  • Date: TBA

  • Location: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - website

  • Programs: Acting, Design and Technical Theatre, Stage Management

  • Application: Apply online

Unified Auditions, Chicago

  • Date: TBA
  • Location: Palmer House Hilton 17 E. Monroe St. Chicago, IL 60603 - website

  • Programs: Acting, Music Theatre Performance

  • Application: Apply online

  • Location: Theatre Wit, 1229 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 - map

  • Programs: Acting, Music Theatre Performance, Theatre Design and Technical Production

  • Application: Apply online