The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance is home to three performance venues; the Allesee Dance Theatre, the Hilberry Theatre, and Underground at the Hilberry. Our newest performance complex, the Hilberry Gateway, is currently under construction with an expected opening in Fall 2022.
Throughout the year, our stages are home to various theatre and dance productions, informal performances (also known as Informances), musical theatre productions, master classes and workshops.
Allesee Dance Theatre
"Old Main" is the home to the Allesee Dance Theatre. It is a 100-seat dance studio where you will enjoy watching dance students perform, showcasing their skills and techniques with first-class, world-renowned choreography created by guest artists and faculty.
Named after the former president of the university, Clarence B. Hilberry, the Hilberry Theatre is a 534-seat open stage theatre. The theatre was created to house a graduate repertory company, which opened its first season in 1964.
Underground at the Hilberry
Located on the lower level of the Hilberry Theatre, Underground at the Hilberry seats 110 and is home to a thrust stage designed to immerse the audience during each performance.