Stephens College offers year-round entertainment for Columbia audiences. Every year, Stephens amazes and entertains audiences through theatre, dance, music, film and more!
Performing Arts (Theatre, Dance, Music)
Stephens College is proud of our long history of artistic excellence in performing arts. Each year, we host professional and student-run theatre productions, dance concerts and vocal recitals. Click here for schedules and ticket information.
Summer Theatre Institute
The Summer Theatre Institute (STI) gives Stephens first-year theatre students the opportunity to spend their summer producing, directing and acting in five public performances.
TRYPS Institute at Stephens College
Theatre Reaching Young People and Schools, which joined the Stephens family in 2014, offers classes for ages 10 months through college and public performances throughout the year, as well as day camps and workshops. Learn more.
Okoboji Summer Theatre (Spirit Lake, Iowa)
Okoboji Summer Theatre is a stock theatre company Stephens owns in Spirit Lake, Iowa. The 10-week program exposes students to all aspects of professional theatre, including stage management, costuming and public relations, as well as working with professional guest artists. See the schedule here.
The Collections Student Designer Fashion Show
The Stephens College School of Fashion and Design holds The Collections, an annual student designer fashion show, each spring. In a real runway setting, the fashion show showcases the best weekend wear, career wear, swimwear and dresses, all judged and chosen by a Jury of Selection comprised of industry professionals.
Historic Costume Gallery
The Historic Costume Gallery located in Lela Raney Wood Hall presents a new exhibit every semester exploring various themes in the history of fashion. Admission is free. Click here for hours and more information.
Citizen Jane Film Festival
The Citizen Jane Film Festival is held each fall and showcases films made by women for everyone. Learn more.
The Stephens Stars compete against regional teams as members of the American Midwest Conference and is affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Visit our athletics website for schedules, rosters and more.