Wirtz Center at Northwestern University

Upcoming Events

Classic, Drama
Runs Oct 25Nov 10, 2019

A young working woman following the rituals that society expects of her is left feeling unfulfilled and resistant. Looking for a way out from society and her sordid …

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Winnie the Pooh
Children’s/Family, Musical
Runs Nov 01Nov 17, 2019

Join Winnie-the-Pooh, the famous bear of very little brain, and his friends of the Hundred Acre Wood on a fun-filled musical journey about the importance of friendship. Featuring …

Fun Home
Comedy/Drama, Musical
Runs Nov 08Nov 24, 2019

When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined …

Julius Caesar
Runs Jan 31Feb 09, 2020

An all-powerful ruler, a skeptical public, and noble, but perhaps sinister ambition. Witness a new staging of Shakespeare’s great tragedy in which a group of people go to …

Legally Blonde The Musical
Runs Feb 14Mar 01, 2020

Elle Woods appears to have it all but her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to …

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Evanston IL 60208
The Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University produces and manages the performing arts productions of the School of Communication, Department of Theatre, and Department of Performance Studies, and has programmatic responsibility for theatre, music theatre and dance. Each year, as many as forty productions are mounted in its four different performance venues — the 439-seat Ethel M. Barber Theater, the 288-seat Josephine Louis Theater, the 100-seat Hal and Martha Hyer Wallis Theater and the 100-seat Mussetter-Struble Theater — as well as in the University’s 1,000-seat Cahn Auditorium.
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