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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.


      Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 p.m.
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War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast

October 3, 4, 5, & 6, 2019
Whitfield Center

As You Like It

November 21, 22, 23 & 24, 2019
Lutheran High School of Kansas City
Lutheran Theatre

Miss Nelson is Missing

February 15 - 29, 2020
Union Station
H&R Block City Stage Theatre

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

April 23, 24, 25 & 26, 2020
Whitfield Center

Join us back on the Bill and Jean Buchanan Stage inside the renovated Goppert Performing Arts Center for the 2020 - 2021 Season

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The Avila Promise

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


That’s the Avila Promise.

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Avila University is closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and following state and federal guidelines. Check your email and the Healthy Eagles webpage  for information and updates. 

NEW! 25% Tuition Discount for All Displaced Workers

Displaced, laid off, terminated, or furloughed workers (and their spouses/partners) now qualify for a 25% tuition discount on all Adult Professional Undergraduate and Graduate programs from Avila.

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