The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance is home to two performance venues, the Allesee Dance Theatre and our newest performance complex, the Hilberry Gateway.

Throughout the year, our stages are home to various theatre and dance productions, showcases, master classes and workshops.

Hilberry Gateway opening April 2023

Hilberry Gateway 

4715 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202


(Opening April 2023)

Wayne State University will enhance the growing and vibrant area just south of campus by creating the Hilberry Gateway, 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 C. Valade Jazz Center, a high-caliber venue for music and dance performances. The 200-seat venue 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 masterclasses and lectures. 

Follow construction updates on the Hilberry Gateway webpage.

Upcoming productions in the Hilberry Gateway

Allesee Dance Theatre

Allesee Dance Theatre