DWU Theatre Venues
Patten-Wing TheatrePatten-Wing is a 100-year-old proscenium theatre and is the base of operations for the DWU Department of Theatre. Though old in appearance, this stage boosts new, state-of-the-art lighting, projection and sound systems. It also houses the DWU makeup shop, costume shop and scene shop.







Equitem Theatre-in-the-round

Equitem Theatre-in-the-Round is a fantastic venue that highlights student director work, studio work and gives the Dakota Wesleyan Bachelor of Fine Arts student theatrical experience in the unique staging of Theatre-in-the-Round. This 50-seat theatre is located in the Hughes building, right next to the Patten-Wing Theatre.







The Sherman Center
The Sherman Center is a newer facility where DWU theatre presents its ‘Theatre-in-the-Round’ and ‘Thrust Stage’ productions. It contains state-of-the-art technology in lighting, sound, projection and multimedia.






The Pepsi-Cola Theatre for the Performing ArtsThe Pepsi-Cola Theatre for the Performing Arts is another venue used by Dakota Wesleyan theatre. In a partnership with the Mitchell Area Community Theatre, DWU theatre presents theatrical productions there every spring. DWU theatre students also participate at MACT by acting, directing, stage managing or designing shows.






Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
The Chronicle of Higher Education named Dakota Wesleyan University one of the “Great Colleges to Work For®” for 2014-2015. DWU won honors in three categories: facilities, workspace and security, and supervisor/department chair relationship.
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