Lab! Theatre is a student-run theater company at the University of North Carolina. It is the oldest student theatre group at UNC. The group was founded in 1982 as a way to provide undergraduates with more performance opportunities. Lab! performs only free shows and they put on up to 12 shows a year. Students participate in all aspects of the theater, including acting, directing, designing and promoting.
The group performs in Kenan Theatre, Historic Playmakers Theatre and an extension of the Paul Green Theatre in the Center for Dramatic Arts building, and has a series of smaller performances as part of a Lab!ratory program. The Lab!ratory program is meant as a forum for more experimental theater. Lab! gained its name from its early practice space in the basement of Graham Memorial.
The group receives support from the Center for Dramatic Art and is overseen by three elected student producers and an appointed Lab! Board.