No matter what your interests are, we have something for you.
By participating in our instrumental ensembles, choir programs, Theatre Arts Program or dance, you'll have the opportunity to develop and showcase your talents with students and faculty who share your passion for performance! Our program brings together performing arts majors and non-performing arts majors, who are here studying something else and want to keep music, theatre, or dance a part of their lives.
For those that want to take their interest even further, we offer a BA in Theatre Arts with concentrations in acting and musical theatre as well as a dance minor, theatre arts minor and a music minor with interesting and exciting courses as well as private lessons in all instruments and voice parts. Our classroom courses, also open to all majors, will teach you about all kinds of fascinating music, classical to contemporary, new and old.
We invite all interested students to schedule an audition and become a member of our performing arts family. Auditioning doesn't commit you to anything, it's just a way for you to learn a bit more about our program, see our facilities, and meet some current members. Financial assistance in the form of Performing Arts Grants may be available. Visit the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts for details on upcoming performances.
William Shakespeare’s Richard III—a play known for its strong, manipulative and powerful male characters—will take the stage at Sacred Heart University in November with an all-female cast. When a talented group of actresses auditioned for the Theatre Arts Program (TAP) production, director and adjunct professor John Flaherty thought that having them fill all 19 roles made sense, even though Shakespeare wrote only four female characters in the play. “There were so many solid female performers who tried out,” he said.
Twelve members of Sacred Heart University’s Dance Company traveled to Italy recently to participate in World Dance Movement—The International Festival, concluding with a performance under the stars alongside elite dancers from more than 25 countries.
Sacred Heart University announced today that it will reopen the long-shuttered Community Theater in downtown Fairfield as the new Sacred Heart University Community Theater. The University has signed a 10-year lease with Kleban Properties to create a premier arts and education site at the corner of Post and Unquowa Roads. Open to the entire Fairfield community, including all University students, the refurbished venue will provide a range of offerings, including high-profile lectures, author talks, unique films, concerts and performances. It will showcase the work of the University’s dance, orchestra, band, choir, theater arts, film students and more.