All the world’s a stage...
— William Shakespeare, As You Like It

The Theatre Arts Department at Long Beach Poly educates, nurtures, and inspires students to successfully embark as integrated, thoughtful, and culturally aware theatre artists.  Through study and practice of Theatre Arts, students develop “soft skills” which will serve them in any field of endeavor.

The Poly Theatre Arts Department is comprised of over 200 Poly students from the diverse Long Beach community, celebrating many backgrounds and heritages. We offer performance opportunities in Classical, Contemporary, Experimental, and Musical Theatre, with a strong emphasis on ensemble work. Our alumni have gone on to University theatre programs from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, to USC School of Dramatic Arts, and our local CSULB College of the Arts. Famous Poly Alumni include Cameron Diaz, Marilyn Horne, Snoop Dogg, and Carl Weathers. Most significantly, as a testament of their academic excellence, our theatre artists have gone on to become professionals in all fields--business, medicine, law, education, and military service, just to name a few. We're proud of all our students, past and present, and hope to continue honoring all those before us who are proud and privileged to call themselves "Jackrabbits.”