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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/.


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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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Related Content

Hilberry Theatre stages thundering, triumphant ‘King Lear.’

Review April 29, 2018
DETROIT—Hilberry Theatre closes its 2018 season with an innovative, surprisingly buoyant production of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, King Lear. Among the most brutal and yet poignant... Continue Reading

‘King Lear’ on stage at Hilberry April 27–May 13

Preview April 10, 2018
DETROIT – A freshly staged production of “King Lear” will wrap up the 2017-2018 season at the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance. Running... Continue Reading

Wayne State presents ‘Stupid F*cking Bird’ by Aaron Posner

Review March 11, 2018
DETROIT, Mich.–The theater should be restless. That’s the takeaway from Aaron Posner’s Stupid F*cking Bird now being presented by the theatre company at Wayne State... Continue Reading

‘Colored Museum’ brings black experience to life in satire at The Hilberry

Review February 04, 2018
The weekend after the 2016 Presidential election, “Saturday Night Live” presented a sketch in which young white people from New York City expressed shock and... Continue Reading

Hilberry Theatre announces 2018-2019 season; season tickets on sale February 1

Season Announcement January 30, 2018
DETROIT—The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, a department within the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts at Wayne State University, has unveiled... Continue Reading