At Suffield, students are presented with numerous opportunities to excel in theatre and dance—both onstage and behind the scenes. Each year, Suffield produces two major theatrical productions (a play and a musical), a one-act festival, a new playwrights festival, and a full dance production. Each production gives students a hands-on experience in performance, lighting, sound, stage management, set construction and house management. Students work directly with arts faculty and professionals to create quality productions each year. The theater program is designed to incorporate all types of students at Suffield. With evening rehearsals, it does not interfer with athletics allowing every student at Suffield the opportunity to excel on the field and the stage. The dance program is recognized as a winter athletic option with over forty students involved in the yearly production.