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Act One: The Program

Our production-oriented program, the University Theatre, produces both the O’Connell Season, which consists of at least three fully-staged productions and the Playground Playhouse Season for young audiences.

Students may choose from a range of courses including, but not limited to, acting, stagecraft, ballet, jazz, stage lighting, theatre history and directing. University Theatre is an organizational member of the South Carolina Theatre Association and the Southeastern Theatre Conference. We also are active participants in the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival.


University Theatre Players – The USCA student organization that supports the theatre program. All individuals on campus may participate in this particular organization. UTP is also active in supporting Student Activity and University performances that take place in the Etherredge Center. UTP supports Student Activities in other events such as the Haunted Hike, the annual Luau and the “Up all night” series at Pacer Downs.

Alpha Psi Omega – National Honorary Dramatic Society, Alpha Gamma Chi local chapter. Membership is based on participation in theatre events throughout the student’s career at USC Aiken. In addition to its support of the theatre program, the Alpha Gamma Chi chapter of Alpha Psi Omega supports all theatre activities within the Aiken community.

Theatre Affiliations

University Theatre and the theatre program at USC Aiken are organizational members of:

The Southeastern Theatre Conference
The South Carolina Theatre Association
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival


The Etherredge Center
University of South Carolina Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801
P: (803) 641-3305

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday : 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Friday : 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday : Closed

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