Wirtz Center at Northwestern University

Upcoming Events

The Ladies Ring Shout 2.0
New Work, Performance Art
Runs Jun 22Jun 23, 2024

The Ladies Ring Shout is a 90 minute performance work, first performed in 2011, combining spoken word, movement, and an original soundtrack. The multimedia work journeys through contemporary …

Runs Jul 19Jul 21, 2024

When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the …

The Oregon Trail
Runs Aug 02Aug 04, 2024

Jane is trapped in her middle school computer lab playing “The Oregon Trail” for what feels like hours. The game becomes life and rips us back into the …

1949 Campus Drive
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.