Thank-you for your interest in scheduling a tour and visiting the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama.
Please take a minute to read about our tour and scheduling policies. The School offers prospective students and family members information sessions and tours of the Purnell Center for the Arts. The Purnell Center for the Arts is where School of Drama studios, classes, and performances take place.
Tours are by appointment only and are conducted by School of Drama students under the advisement of School of Drama staff members. Tours typically last 60-90 minutes. Tour groups should meet at the top of the stairs on the second floor of the Purnell Center for the Arts Lobby. Tours are only offered Monday and Friday during the summer. No weekend tours are available.
Please note, those prospective students who are scheduled to interview and audition in Pittsburgh will receive a tour of the facilities on the day of their audition. There is no need to sign up for an additional tour.
Schedule Your School of Drama Tour
During the tour you will learn about:
- The School of Drama audition and application process
- The School’s state of the art classrooms and performance venues
- The School’s conservatory training philosophy
- What life is like for a student in the School of Drama
In order to protect the integrity of the educational process, prospective students may only audit classes during Sleeping Bag Weekends or with faculty permission.