About Theatre and Dance at Wayne
We engage, educate, and empower diverse student/artists through the rigorous study, practice, and production of theatre and dance to enrich Detroit and global communities.
Wayne State University will enhance the growing and vibrant area just south of campus by creating the Gateway Performance Complex, a $65 million performance complex for theatre, music, dance and arts-related events.
As part of the complex, the current Hilberry Theatre will be renovated to become the Gretchen Valade Jazz Center (GVJC), a high-caliber venue for music and dance performances. The 200-seat GVJC will offer ample seating for parents, patrons, donors, and community members for dance events. The renovated space also will enable the dance program to feature master classes and lectures.
The Gateway Performance Complex will herald a new approach to theatre at Wayne State. Learn more about our future home, the Gateway Performance Complex, here.