The RCC Theatre Department has been a part of the
college and community for over 80 years and is committed to the idea
that production is central to a strong theatre education. The
department offers a full range of classes in acting, literature,
theory, directing, design, technical theatre, and performance that
engages students in every aspect of the theatre.
The department is in the process of integrating with Performance Riverside, which will provide students opportunities for working with theatre professionals in acting, technical theatre and stage management. Performance Riverside is a semi-professional theatre company on the Riverside City College that has been producing musical theatre since the 1980s.
Financial aid & support are available to Theatre students through a variety of scholarships, grants, stipends and awards from the college, private groups and the department.
The mission of the Theatre Discipline at Riverside City College is to provide students the means to accomplish their goals in the performing arts with an educational program that prepares them to contribute as artists, educators, audience and supporters of the arts. In addition to empower and support a diverse community of learners as they work toward individual achievement and life-long learning. At the heart of the department are outstanding arts experiences, superior teaching, and access to valuable aesthetic learning in dance, music, and theatre.