Theatre Arts

HSU Theatre Box Office


The Henderson State University Theatre Box Office is located in Arkansas Hall at the corner of 12th and Henderson streets. Parking is free on the street and in the lot conveniently located across the street on 12th Street.

Click here to use our online ticketing system.

To purchase tickets in-person:

  • Visit the Box Office in the Studio Theatre lobby from 1:00-4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
  • Call the Box Office at 870-230-5291 anytime before 4 p.m. through the day of performance.

You may also e-mail with your request and include number of tickets needed, date of performance, your name, contact info, and if you are a Henderson student.

The Theatre Box Office accepts cash, check and credit/debit cards.

2021-2022 SEASON


Outside Mullingar Poster

By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Douglas Gilpin

Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland which, due to his painful shyness, suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door and is determined to have him. In a journey that is funny, heartbreaking, and deeply moving, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards each other amidst a simmering land feud, a threat of disinheritance, and their own obstinance.  

September 30, October 1, 2, and 4 at 7:30 PM
October 2 at 2:00 PM


Men On Boats Poster

By Jaclyn Backhaus
Directed by Lacy Klinger

Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men On Boats is the mostly-true story of John Wesley Powell’s 1869 expedition to chart the course of the Colorado River. The characters are given voice and movement by actors who are anything but white and male. Ride the rapids and experience the wild west as Powell and his insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chronicle the land.

November 18, 19, 20, and 22 at 7:30 PM
November 20 at 2:00 PM


The Revolutionists Poster

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by William Henshaw

In this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen Marie Antionette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity of 1793 Paris. It’s a true story. Or is it? Either way, it ends in a song and a scaffold.

February 24, 25, 26, and 28 at 7:30 PM
February 28 at 2:00 PM


Antigone Poster

By Sophocles
Director TBD

In the aftermath of a bloody war, a nation is left divided by politics and faith. Outraged and driven by her fierce love, loyalty, and morality, Antigone chooses to defy the overwhelming power of her uncle, the newly-appointed king, in the pursuit of what is right.

April 14, 15, 16 and 18 at 7:30 PM
April 16 at 2:00 PM 




with Claudia Beach and Marc Miller

Love Letters Poster
By A.R. Gurney
Directed by William Henshaw 

Andrew and Melissa, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years, war, marriages, careers, and children. Andy’s last letter makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave to, each other over the years—physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.

7:30 pm, Oct. 23
Arkansas Hall Studio Theatre


Muses Creative Artistry Project
3:00 pm, Sept. 14
Arkansas Hall Dance Studio

Sean Smith Dance Project Informance
3:00 pm, Oct 15
Arkansas Hall Dance Studio

"Songs of Travel" Opera Workshop
7:30 pm, Oct. 22
Arkansas Hall Studio Theatre

Choreography Showcase
4:30 pm, Nov. 30
Arkansas Hall Dance Studio

Student-Directed Short Play Showcase
7:30 pm, Nov. 30
Arkansas Hall Studio Theatre

Ashlea Sovetts Dance Project Informance
3:00 pm, Feb. 4
Arkansas Hall Dance Studio

"A Pilgrim's Progress" Opera Workshop
7:30 pm, Mar. 4
Arkansas Hall Studio Theatre

Senior Showcase
7:30 pm, Apr. 20
Arkansas Hall Studio Theatre