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Theatre and Dance

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that our department and the CSUEB campus is on the ancestral land
of the Yrgin Chochenyo Ohlone People. We pay respects to the Ohlone people, past,
present, and future.

 We invite you to reflect on the history of the lands and waterways we are all privileged to gather on. We also invite you to reflect on the legacies of colonization embedded within the technologies we use—how some pieces of technology are not available in many poor, marginalized and Indigenous communities, and how many of our technologies leave a carbon footprint that disproportionally affect poor, marginalized, and Indigenous communities. We invite everyone to take some time to consider our roles in reconciliation, decolonization and allyship.

 To learn more about this land and how to directly support Ohlone people by paying a Shuumi Land Tax:

Our Department

The Theatre and Dance Department has a performance-oriented program offering undergraduate students, unparalleled opportunity to perform in major department productions beginning in their first year. Our campus is the most diverse in the entire CSU system and we have one of the most innovative theatre and dance curriculums in the state.

Former students work professionally and hold teaching positions locally and across the nation in Acting, Dance, Technical Theater, Design and Stage Management.

Single Subject Dance and Theatre Teaching Credential Program


Welcome to Cal State East Bay, where your journey to becoming a Theatre or Dance teacher is ready to take off!

Are you a teaching artist excited to train the next generation of performing artists?

Are you tired of seeing talent, creativity and drive dampened by lack of opportunity or access?

Do you believe in the power of public education?

Then join us! We are looking for teachers like you.

To find out more about our Dance and Theatre Credential Program go to our page.

Find out more about our Single Subject Teaching Credential


Welcome to our 2023 - 2024 Season!






Black Choreographers Festival:  Here & Now (BCF)

Directed | Curated by Laura E. Ellis 

February 10th at 7:30 pm

University Theatre

Advance Tickets $ 15

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Tickets at the door $ 20

Free to CSUEB Faculty Staff and Students.



The World Goes 'Round

Directed by Marc Jacobs

Enter the world of distinguished and celebrated writing team, Kander and Ebb. "The World Goes 'Round" is a stunning revue of the songbook from the multi-Tony award-winning team, with the original production winning three Drama Desk Awards.

Filled with humor, romance, drama and nonstop melody, this title is a thrilling celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going. Five individuals find themselves careening through the world of love, babies and coffee. From Cabaret to Chicago, the nonstop hit-parade features unforgettable gems, including "Mr. Cellophane," "Maybe This Time," "Cabaret" and "New York, New York," seamlessly interwoven into a passionate, harmonious, up-tempo evening of musical theatre.

Friday and Saturday, March 8 - 9 and  at 7:30pm

Sunday, March 10 at 2pm

TICKETS:  $ 15 – General

$ 10 – Seniors 55+, Military, Faculty, Staff and Students at any educational institution

$ 5 – CSUEB Students

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April 18 at 7:30 pm and April 19 at 6:30 pm

A journey through Pilipinx-American history bridging gaps between our roots and our evolving identities. 

Tickets will be sold through Pilipinx American Student Association students.  Tickets may also be on sale at the door beginning 1 hour prior to curtain.  For more information please send an e-mail to:



Dance Ensemble Concert

Co-Directed by Nina Haft and Laura E. Ellis

April 26-27 at 7:30 pm

April 28 at 2:00 pm

University Theatre

Donate to our Department

Make a donation today to the CSUEB Theatre and Dance Department.
Your donation will go to help productions, travel for department trips for our students, equipment, outreach, guest artists, scholarship funding, and more! 
All of this to benefit the students in our department.

Contact Us

Theatre and Dance Department
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • Robinson Hall Room 220
  • Hayward, CA 94542