Department of Theatre & Dance

Rodey Theatre / The X

The University of New Mexico Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to share the accomplishments of our talented students and faculty and our many innovative projects

Rodey Theatre is a 400 seat convertible proscenium/thrust theatre designed by famed theatre consultant George Izenour. In addition to the hydraulic system for changing the theatre configuration, the design includes the first tension wire light grid, which has been copied in many theatres.

The X – Experimental Theatre is a 40′ x 60′ “black box” flexible space with a 19′ high tension wire grid and a 12′ high catwalk gallery on three sides. The theatre can seat 100 + depending on the configuration. Similar to Rodey Theatre The X, provides cutting edge performance and opportunities for exploration and collaborations across disciplines. It is fully equipped with professional lighting and sound equipment to provide performers and audience with the best artistic and creative environment possible.

We hope you get a sense of the excitement we feel as we study and create performances in a community that supports exploration, risk-taking, and collaboration across disciplines. We serve the community through high quality performance events that showcase student and faculty artistic work and serve as a laboratory for applying skills learned in the classroom and studio.

How to Apply

• All students must be admitted to the University, whether as an incoming freshman, transfer student, or non-degree student. Apply online through the Admissions Department at UNM

•After meeting all CFA admission requirements, students must apply to become a declared major.

Academic Advisement

The College of Fine Arts Student Success & Advisement Center is committed to serve the UNM community with compassion, guidance, and respect as we promote academic excellence.

To speak with a CFA advisor, please call (505) 277-4817.