The Hunter College Theatre Department is a diverse community of students and award-winning faculty right in the heart of New York City and its vibrant theatre scene. Our BA curriculum balances history, theory, and practice by exploring time-honored theatrical traditions and contemporary performance in a liberal arts environment.

Thanks to the generosity of Patty and Jay Baker, we support our students through various initiatives including  fellowships, visiting  artists,  theatre  tickets, and the newly renovated Baker Theatre Building. Form long-lasting relationships with our distinguished faculty and meet our Tony award-winning chair Gregory Mosher.


Join the Department

Are you ready to join a community of self motivated, passionate theatre makers? No audition necessary! Once you're accepted at Hunter, just set up an appointment with our advisor.


Why Theatre?

Are you theatre-curious? Our department has opportunities for writers, actors, designers, producers, stage managers, and more. Click below to learn more about the advantages of majoring in theatre.


Financial Aid

Get a first-rate theatre education at an affordable price. With the financial aid opportunities available, you don't have to go into debt to get your degree. Our department also offers grants for student productions.

The CUNY Value

80% Graduate debt-free


75% Receive financial support


$7,440 Average Financial aid package


$3.4 million in merit scholarships granted annually


Many students graduate without debt, thanks to Hunter's affordable tuition. Please note that the table below does not include fees or textbook expenses. For a more accurate number, use the tuition calculator below.

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Visiting Artists

Theatre majors get first access to our exclusive visiting artist  events.  These Q&A sessions  allow students  to learn from seasoned professionals. Past artists include actor Alec Baldwin,  Tony award-winning producer of  The Band’s Vist,  Orin Wolf and actress, singer, DJ, activist, and star of RuPaul's Drag Race, Miss Peppermint.


Baker Theatre Building


We are the only theatre department in New York City with its own building.

Located  right on  campus,  the  Baker Theatre  Building holds over 20 classrooms, six acting studios, a computer lab, sound design lab, and a library with thousands of scripts and books on theatre. The library also converts into a performance space for student-generated-work.

Rehearsal and performance spaces are available for students and alumni to rent. Click below to learn more.

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Student Resources

As a Hunter student, you get access to various resources to help you get through your college career including: laptops, software, counseling and more.