Welcome to Nathan Hale Theatre!

The theatre department at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, Washington exists to provide quality theatre education to Nathan Hale students and professional level performances for the entire Nathan Hale community.


With that goal in mind, Nathan Hale Theatre aims to create an inclusive, fun, creative environment where differences are celebrated and utilized so that we can all say, ‘Hey, we built this together and it’s beautiful!  I belong here.’


Theatre productions and course offerings, all overseen by theatre teacher David Roby, are designed to provide comprehensive knowledge of the dramatic arts; refine acting, production, and technical theatre skills; and provide a wide range of performance and technical opportunities for ALL students.  Please see Mr. Roby's full statement here.

Theatre Opportunities at Nathan Hale


  • Theatre Beginning

  • Theatre Intermediate/Unified Drama

  • Theatre Advanced

  • Theatre for Justice

  • Technical Theatre

After-School Productions

  • Fall Play

  • See & Hear Seattle

  • Spring Musical

  • One Acts

Drama Club on Fridays during lunch in the Blackbox

Descriptions of classes & productions can be found here.

Donate to Nathan Hale's theatre program here!


Fall Play

Ready to get back on that theatre stage and have some fun?  Our upcoming Fall Play The 39 Steps is the perfect opportunity to get on that stage and MOVE!!!


Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have … Alfred Hitchcock’s THE 39 STEPS.  With over 150 characters to be played by the entire cast, there will be comedy.  Oh yes, there will be comedy.  One of Broadway’s most intriguing, riotous, unmissable Tony-winning comedies proves that anything the movies can do, the theatre can do more hilariously!

Spring Musical

As we return to the physical stage, our beloved PAC, it seems fitting that we put some magic on that stage!  Come be a part of the story of Pippin, telling the journey of a young prince trying to find his purpose in the world directed by a mysterious character known as the Leading Player.  Who can be trusted?  What is right?  Which path will he choose, will YOU choose?


Pippin tells the story of mystery, of purpose, of opportunity in the midst of uncertainty.  In the wake of the pandemic, many of us may feel lost, confused, and unsure about the future.  We have the chance to reach within ourselves and reach out to new experiences.  What fulfills us – having the answers, or asking the questions?

Book & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

(composer and lyricist for shows like Godspell and Wicked to name a couple)

Book by Roger O. Hirson