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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.

Check out their blog at www.theatreanddanceatwayne.com/news/.


Performance address:

4743 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

Business address:

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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