Tanghalang Ateneo

Tanghalang Ateneo

Performing Arts Cluster

COMPANY MANAGER: Jose Emilion Gabriel P. Mallillin

CONTACT DETAILS: jegomallillin@gmail.com


Since its founding in 1972, Tanghalang Ateneo has grown from a fledgling band of student players to one of the country’s leading school-based theatre companies. Its repertoire of plays is daunting: world classics, Filipino originals, and documentary texts turned into theatre pieces. Its productions are noted for their thought, generosity and energy, while its lingua franca on stage is Filipino and English. Tanghalang Ateneo productions educate and delight while stimulating the imagination and provoking thought. Jesuit pedagogy fuses with theatre arts to interrogate the Filipino social world so students can invent themselves as critical Filipinos–sharp in thought, expressive in action, deep in faith, and attuned to others, fellow players and audiences whose lives intersect with their own. In its 37th season, Tanghalang Ateneo takes on the theme of Staging Revolutions to be one with the nation’s issues and raise awareness towards society’s controversies that simultaneously envelope us.


Tanghalang Ateneo aspires to be the leading school-based theater company in the country, one that is engaged in artistic production, student formation, and community service through the medium of theater arts. Framing these activities are the principles of Jesuit pedagogy as exemplified in the Ratio Studiorum (eloquentia, sapientia, humanitas) as well as the Ignatian spirit of magis, leading the company to see theater as a generous sharing of talent and resources for others, both within and outside the Loyola Heights campus.


Tanghalang Ateneo conducts theater performances and productions that it aspires to increase audience appreciation for theater arts both on stage and off stage, as well as theater-related workshops that will enhance the students’ knowledge and skills in theater and theater-related activities, in and through which they will be able to exercise more fully the missions of excellence, service learning and leadership.

Core Competencies:

  1.   Staging Quality Theatre
  2.   Theatre Production Management

  1. Sintang Dalisay, the longest-running theatre production of Tanghalang Ateneo since its first staging in Shanghai last May 2009, has been staged 57 times, both local and international, and still counting.
  2. 2 out of the three major productions of Tanghalang Ateneo last year, namely, Middle Finger and Rite of Passage: Sa Pagtubu kang Tahud, was hailed by the Philippine Daily Inquirer as part of the ten best productions of 2014 that was staged in the Philippines.
  3. Not only does TA hone an avenue for artists inside the campus, but numerous alumni also flourished in their field of work up to now. Some people are namely: Gabe Mercado, Ariel Diccion, Alfred Vargas, Issa Litton, Noni Buencamino, Marlon Rivera, Gino Gonzales and Yani Yuzon.


  1. Lights, Sounds, Properties, Costumes Rental – Tanghalang Ateneo holds numerous technical equipments that may be used not just for the theatre, but for events, recitals, skits and whatnot that will help put color in any occasion. For any rental concerns, please contact our Theatre Manager, Brian de Asis(0939-935-4501).
  2. Production And Acting Workshops – The organization may theatrical workshops, not just specifically for theatre, but in any functional group as well. We believe that in using the fundamentals of theatre will help empower anyone who wishes to educate or lead a team. For workshop inquiries, contact Bianca Bautista, our Special Projects Officer (0922-216-2717).
  3. Production/Events Organizers – Given TA’s strong background on quality production work, the organization may offer production handling, as production and stage managers, backstage crew, and technical help as well. For workshop inquiries, contact Bianca Bautista, our Special Projects Officer (0922-216-2717).


Si Janus Sílang at ang Labanáng Manananggal-Mambabarang

TA Lab


Si Janus Sílang at ang Labanáng Manananggal-Mambabarang

As the sequel to Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tabon, the play continues the journey of Janus in his quest to find the elusive Tala in order to defeat the Tiyanak.

TA Lab

Also known as the Trainees’ Play, it serves as an opportunity for the trainees and the members to showcase their talents, be it in acting, directing, writing, designing, or producing a play.


In this Greek classic, the women of Athens decide to refuse sexual intercourse to their husbands to end the ongoing Peloponnesian war.


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MVP 300, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City

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