Riverland’s Theatre Department is a high-energy, performance-oriented program, providing strong academic offerings and excellent hands-on learning opportunities for students of all experience levels.

Box Office / Buy Tickets Online

Tickets for the 2017-2018 season are now on sale.
Box Office Hours: Monday - Friday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM and one hour before performances.


Current Season

The Theatre Department produces an annual season of plays, offering a variety of performance and technical opportunities for students.


Auditions & Casting

Audition information for productions in the Theatre Department at Riverland Community College.


Summerset Theatre

Summerset Theatre is a not-for-profit community theatre founded in 1968. Three fully-mounted productions (a combination of plays and musicals) take place each summer in the Frank W. Bridges Theatre.


About our program

Riverland Theatre produces four main stage productions each academic year (two plays and two musicals) that encompass a wide variety of eras and styles. Students are encouraged to get involved in all areas of theatre production including (but not limited to) acting, design, stage managing, set construction, and backstage crew.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in Summerset Theatre, a community theatre company that has produced shows on campus since 1968. Summerset mounts three full-scale productions each June and July, providing additional opportunities for students to gain hands-on theatrical experience. Each year, Riverland students attend and compete at the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Region 5 Festival.

Much Ado About Nothing (2016) /  Riverland Theatre Photo Gallery

Why an AA in Theatre?  
  • An AA communicates the focus is in the chosen art form - theatre
  • Students will have a directed course of study that will prepare them for transfer to a four-year university or to enter the field.
  • Transfer institutions will have a clearer understanding of the focus and scope of the student's training and education.
  • Practical application courses will ensure the student's involvement in play production.
  • The inclusion of the MnTC will foster communication and conceptualization skills necessary for further study or a professional career.

View more information on our Theatre Program

Why Riverland Theatre?
  • Excellent opportunity to participate no matter what your experience
  • Immediate opportunity to participate in all areas of theatre
  • Articulation agreements in place to ensure smooth transition to university work
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio
  • Opportunity to complete general education classes while focusing on the arts
  • Affordable on-campus housing