Yulman Performing Arts Center

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It's easy to get involved in theater at Union, which offers an array of opportunities for majors and non-majors alike, in all class years, without intense competition for stage time or performances.

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    From Shakespeare to Sara Ruhl, Clifford Odets to Oscar Wilde, compelling drama and movement abound on our stages. Full-fledged productions, staged readings, cabaret nights and dance performances are held throughout the academic year.

    The Yulman Performing Arts Center includes the main Yulman Theater as well as a black box theater; an actor’s studio; classroom, rehearsal and lecture spaces; a costume shop; and a design studio that serves as a teaching space for theatrical design courses. The scene shop accommodates stagecraft classes and specialty construction classes. The Yulman Theater lobby, a popular gathering space, wraps around the main stage, connecting to the Henle Dance Pavilion.

    Factoid: Students interested in theater also get involved with the Mountebanks, a drama club founded in 1912 that is considered the nation’s oldest student-run performing group.

A scene from a Union College student production of a Midsummer night's dream.
Two students conversing on a bench outside Yulman Theater

Students in Yulman Theater painting sets and props.

A close=up of some sketches and illustrations of costume being crafted in the costume shop.
Students gather in the Yulman Theater lobby for conversation of the latest theatrical production.