In A Life in the Theatre, Sir Tyrone Guthrie says, "I believe that the purpose of the theatre is to show mankind to himself and thereby to show to man God's image. It (live theatre) will survive as long as mankind demands to be amused, terrified, instructed, shocked, corrupted and delighted by tales told in a manner which will always remain mankind's most vivid and powerful manner of telling a story."

The Lord has given each of us a body and a voice. These are the artist's tools of theatre. At Belhaven we learn to respect those tools, maintain them and honor the Lord with our unique contributions. Join us for Arts Discover Day and celebrate through workshops, classes, auditions, and performance, what the Lord has given you in tools, talent, inspiration and presentation. The uniqueness of Theatre at Belhaven is that we take seriously the issue of what is presented in the context of why it is offered and to whom.

Come join us for a better understanding of what that means to the 21st Century theatre artist.

Registration will open for this event 6 weeks in advance.

Register for Arts Discover Day

Please contact the admission office at or 800-960-5940 with any questions.

National Accreditation

The Belhaven University Department of Theatre is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

Arts Discover Day Schedule

Theatre Arts Discover Day Schedule
Friday, February 9, 2024 Event/Location
7:00 a.m. Check-In
Center for the Arts
8:00 a.m. Kick-Off from Dr. Russell, Vice President of Marketing and Enrollment
Center for the Arts: Concert Hall
8:05 a.m. Welcome from Dr. Parrott, University President
Center for the Arts: Concert Hall
8:30 a.m. Welcome from Theatre Faculty/Staff and Tour of Theatre Facilities
Center for the Arts: Blackbox Theatre
9:30 a.m. Q & A with Current Students
Center for the Arts: Blackbox Theatre
10:00 a.m. Class: Costume Design
Center for the Arts: 151
11:00 a.m. Admission and Aid Financial Aid Overview
11:30 a.m. Lunch with Arts Showcase
Billy Kim International Center
1:00 p.m. Campus Tour
2:00 p.m. Informal Acting Workshop
Center for the Arts: 151
3:00 p.m. Auditions and Portfolio Reviews (or Dismiss)
Center for the Arts: 151
February 8-10, 7:00 p.m. Dance Ministry Ensemble Concert
Bitsy Irby VADC: Studio Theatre
February 10, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Senior Exhibition
Bitsy Irby VADC: Gallery
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You Visit Us; Earn a $1,000 Scholarship

It’s absolutely true! We’re so confident that you’ll love what you experience on your visit to Belhaven, we’ll add $1,000 to your first-year scholarship package when you come for a personal visit or one of our Discover Days.

Contact Us

Office of Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

Mailing Address:
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202

For campus visit:
Jimmy Hood Welcome Center
855 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932

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Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13