Our mission is to educate theatre students to work in the professional world. Avila offers two degree programs: B.A. in Theatre and a B.F.A. in Acting, Directing, Musical Theatre, or Design/Technology & Management.

Goppert Theatre

Bill and Jean Buchanan Stage 
2017-2018 Season

I Hate Hamlet

I Hate Hamlet

Sept. 21 - 24, 2017

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Nov. 16 - 19, 2017

These Shining Lives

These Shining Lives

Feb. 22 - 25, 2018

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Apr. 26 - 29, 2018


Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 p.m.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Box Office 816.501.3699.

All Schools & Colleges

The Avila Promise

  • Lower Tuition Rate
  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • up to $1,000 Travel Award


That’s the Avila Promise.

Admission & Aid: SOAR

Graduating High School Seniors/Future Avila Eagles: Ready to enroll for fall? Its time to spread those wings and sign up for our Student Enrollment, Advising and Orientation Event (SOAR)!
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Adult & Graduate Studies: Open House

adult and graduate studies

adult and graduate studies open house
March 22
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Whitfield Center
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Career & Internship Fair

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career & internship fair
Resume Building
Career Coaching
Free Professional Headshots

April 12
11-2 p.m. & 4-6 p.m. 
Athletic Pavilion
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