NEWS & EVENTS
The Department of Theatre has many events happening year-round, including mainstage productions, student-led productions, dance concerts, cabarets, and improv shows. Please click the links to the left to learn more about our current season, previous seasons, and high school musical theatre awards program. You can also scroll below to see Lipscomb Theatre's name in the news.
Lipscomb Theatre Photography Policy
Due to copyright laws, photography or video recording of theatre performances is strictly prohibited on Lipscomb University's campus. Some performances may allow pre-show photography and such permission will be specifically noted in the printed program for those performances.
Professional still photography for promotional or journalistic purposes is available upon request. Alternatively, press photographers may be admitted to a 10-minute photo call at a dress rehearsal one or two days before the opening of the show if a written request is made no less than five (5) business days before the opening of the show. The specific time of that photo opportunity will be determined at the discretion of the chair of Lipscomb University's Department of Theatre. Dress rehearsal photo call details will be shared with photographers after written requests are received. To request a dress rehearsal photo call credential for a production, email Beki.Baker@lipscomb.edu.
Please note that productions in collaboration with professional theatre companies will defer to the policies of that company.
Photo Credit: Kenn Stilger
Theatre in the News
HumanDocs celebrates eclipse with late-night screening of Chasing Shadows on Sunday, Aug. 20
Lipscomb University’s annual HumanDocs film series presents a special late-night screening of Chasing Shadows at 10 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20 in Shamblin Theatre. The screening, which is free and open to the public, will be held in honor of the total solar eclipse that will pass through Nashville at 1:27 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21.
Lipscomb Night at Shakespeare in the Park set for Saturday, Sept. 2
This September, the Lipscomb community will have a front row seat to one of Nashville’s most anticipated arts events: Shakespeare in the Park, as part of our second annual Lipscomb Night on Saturday, Sept. 2. The outdoor event will include food trucks, fun and a production of The Winter’s Tale in the Bandshell at Centennial Park featuring some of Lipscomb’s own students, alumni and faculty.
LIGHT program to provide Aug. 21 eclipse watch party for Lipscomb community
On Monday, Aug. 21, Lipscomb’s LIGHT program will host an eclipse viewing party for the Lipscomb community from noon to 2 p.m. on the lawn at Burton Science Center.
School of Music recognized as one of the country’s top 25 programs
Lipscomb University’s School of Music has been recognized as one of the top in the country by SuccessfulStudent.org, which recently released its list of the top 25 programs in the country.
Construction to begin soon on George Shinn Event Center
Lipscomb University will break ground this fall on a two-story, 33,000-square-foot George Shinn Events Center that will be located adjacent to the Ezell Center.
Rising freshman and Lipscomb Academy grad Hatty King takes home top honor at 2017 Spotlight Awards
On May 13, Hatty King, a Lipscomb Academy grad and rising Lipscomb University freshman, took home “Best Actress,” the top honor at the 2017 Spotlight Awards, a city wide high school musical award ceremony presented by Lipscomb University and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.
Lipscomb premieres Drama Major sitcom at the 2017 Nashville Film Festival
Nearly 18 months ago, Steve Taylor, Lipscomb’s filmmaker-in-residence, wrote and directed Drama Major, a sitcom pilot set in a small town college theater department, that featured Lipscomb students, alumni, professors and friends. This weekend, Lipscomb’s George Shinn College of Entertainment & the Arts premiered the sitcom as part of the 2017 Nashville Film Festival.
Summer Experience 2017 offers students unique summer camp opportunities
From Tuesday, May 30 to Friday, August 4, Lipscomb academy and university will offer a wide-variety of summer for students Pre-K through 12th grade with its Summer Experience 2017.
Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Lipscomb present Richard II through April 23
This spring, Lipscomb University and the Nashville Shakespeare Festival have partnered to present Richard II, one of Shakespeare’s little-performed historical plays, April 13-22 at 7:30 p.m. and April 23 at 2:30 p.m. in Shamblin Theatre.
Resurrection Week 2017 focuses on abundant life found in Christ
Lipscomb University invites the community to participate in Resurrection Week, a series of on-campus events to commemorate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, April 10-16.