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Hilberry Theatre

Wayne State University’s Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance serves students as a nexus of performance, production and research in the fields of dance, theater and performance studies.  It provides a wide variety of degree programs that allow students the flexibility to study these disciplines broadly or to concentrate more specifically in performance, design or management.

The Hilberry Theatre hosts a professional theater company that features graduate students and runs on a rotating repertory schedule.  Each academic year, graduate students receive assistantships to work for the Hilberry Theatre and study for advanced degrees.  The company performs and produces an annual season of six plays, including high school matinees for nearly 6,000 students.

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 29,000 students.


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4743 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

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4841 Cass Ave., Ste 3226
Detroit, MI 48202

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Tuesday - Friday: Noon - 6 p.m.
with extended hours on performance dates

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Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre at Wayne State University announces 2017-2018 season

Season Announcement August 09, 2017
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‘Vera Stark’ “mesmerizing” at the Hilberry for season finale

Review April 22, 2017
DETROIT – By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, by two-time Pulitzer-prize winning dramatist Lynn Nottage, is the final show of the Hilberry Theatre season, and... Continue Reading

Hilberry’s ‘Twelfth Night’ zany and zesty

Review March 04, 2017
DETROIT – The Hilberry Theatre, under the guest direction of J.R. Sullivan, captures the zany spirit of traditional Twelfth Night customs in the comedy Shakespeare... Continue Reading

Gender-bending cross-dressing Shakespeare at Hilberry in March

Preview February 16, 2017
DETROIT – Theatre and Dance at Wayne continues its 2016-17 season at the Hilberry Theatre with a dose of Shakespeare in Twelfth Night. Guest director J.R.... Continue Reading

‘Next To Normal’ at Hilberry is a mind-altering musical that must be seen, and heard, to be believed

Review February 03, 2017
DETROIT, Mich. – A modern musical about mental illness, complete with a suicide attempt and electro-shock-therapy. It seems like the stuff of opera. But the... Continue Reading