Wirtz Center at Northwestern University

Upcoming Events

Dracula: A Feminist Revenge Fantasy, Really
Drama, Performance Art, Women’s History Month
Runs Feb 23Mar 03, 2024

In this thrilling new adaptation that bounces between horror and humor, playwright Kate Hamill confronts the sexism in Bram Stoker’s original work. By upending the familiar tropes of …

Danceworks 2024
Dance, Performance Art
Runs Mar 08Mar 10, 2024

Join us for Northwestern’s annual dance showcase featuring new works by acclaimed and nationally recognized guest choreographers and faculty.

How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Map
Performance Art
Runs Apr 19Apr 28, 2024

A theatrical ritual of communal healing, this multi-disciplinary piece is inspired by the first field guide for flowers in America called How to Know the Wild Flowers by …

The Waa-Mu Show
Drama, Performance Art
Runs Apr 26May 05, 2024

Now in its 93rd year, The Waa-Mu Show, Northwestern’s oldest theatrical tradition, provides undergraduates with an unparalleled education in new musical theatre development. More than 100 students participate …

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.