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Benstead Theatre is located in the C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts, home to music, fine arts and theatre. The theatre is an innovative flexible-space black-box. It includes a proscenium opening, stage deck and a fly gallery, allowing plays to be staged in arena, thrust, environmental or proscenium depending upon the director and designers’ creative vision. The facility is dedicated to the theatre department so rehearsals and construction occur right in the space. First-year students who have experienced only proscenium staging in high school find Benstead Theatre a new and exciting place to perform and work.

The theatre is supported by lighting and sound control boards that are replaced with the latest equipment on a regular rotation; fully equipped scene and costume shops; a design studio; an acting studio; and a makeup room large enough to double as a rehearsal space.

Tickets to all theatre performances are free. Reservations are recommended. Please call 920-748-8791 to reserve your seats today!

2021-2022 Theatre Season


One-Act Play Festival

Benstead Theatre
The One Act Play Festival will be held in Benstead Theatre, CJ Rodman Center for the Arts. The shows will start at 7:30 each night from Feb 18-19. Free and open to the public. Current masking protocols will be followed.[...]

Making Musicals: Behind the Scenes with David Nehls

Join us for a discussion and moderated Q & A with lyricist and composer David Nehls! On Zoom, we will be discussing his process composing The Great American Trailer Park Musical which premiered off-Broadway and will be running in the…[...]

The Great American Trailer Park Musical - April 27-30

Benstead Theatre
Havoc ensues at the Armadillo Acres Trailer Park after the arrival of an unwelcome guest. A riveting musical comedy with a touch of Jerry Springer drama! The Great American Trailer Park Musical is a two-act musical, written by David Nehls…[...]

Spring Arts Celebration

Rodman Center for the Arts
Save the Date: Friday, April 29, 2022 Event Schedule: 4:30 p.m. - Caleb Klinzing, Senior Organ Recital (Demmer Hall) 5:30 to 8 p.m. - Celebration of the Arts Reception (Foyer Gallery) 6 to 6:30 p.m. - Pre-Musical Discussion of "The…[...]