Arena Theater


Arena Theater has been producing quality theater at Wheaton College since 1972. The program is small and ensemble-driven, with students from many different majors participating. Arena Theater and the student-run clubs, Jukebox Theater and WheatonIMPROV, perform on campus for the community to enjoy.


Arena Theater

Arena Theater produces a three-play, twenty four performance season each year in their 140-seat black box space in Jenks Hall. Offerings are chosen with a goal of giving students and audiences a wide range of experiences in style.

The Theater regularly includes classics (Shakespeare, Moliere, Ibsen, Chekhov) and musicals, as well as the very best current plays from around the world. To supplement their own highly-qualified design team, each year they employ exciting set, lighting, and costume designers from Chicago’s professional theater.

For information on upcoming performances, to purchase tickets, or for more information please visit Arena Theater.

Student-Run Productions

Jukebox Theater

Since its inception in 2006, Jukebox Theater, a student club, has performed a number of student-run performances each year. From the lighting, directing, acting, costumes, and sound, Jukebox Theater productions are based entirely on the vision of students. The club's mission is to worship the sovereign and creative God by allowing his truth to be revealed through theater.


WheatonIMPROV is a nationally ranked, student-run improvisational comedy club at Wheaton College. The purpose of WheatonIMPROV is to pursue truth through the medium of improvisational acting, to advance proper improv technique and knowledge, and to foster trust, support, and community. According to the club's members, "As professing Christians, we believe that improv is an art form that can be used to both glorify God and bring entertainment to our community."

Troupes perform on campus throughout the semester, and WheatonIMPROV also offers free training workshops to students.

For more information on upcoming performances, please visit Wheaton's  Events Calendar.

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