We have a packed schedule of exciting events for you to attend and participate in this weekend.


Opening Friday night at the Studio Theatre at the Hilberry, Suzan-Lori Park’s Obie Award-winning play, Venus, explores the turbulent and tragic life of Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman, who became an unfortunate star on the 19th Century London freak show circuit. Venus gives vibrant life to the story of a young black woman’s journey to London, her rise to fame, and her eventual relationship with a French scientist. Inspired by the true story of Baartman, Venus is a tragic-carnival, an intense and devastating journey honoring the life of Baartman and examining the way we live and love today.

Venus runs March 22 through April 13 at the Studio Theatre. This intimate venue, beneath the Hilberry Theatre, has limited seating and several performances are filling quickly. Buy your tickets today!

Venus is a formidable experience: a gnarly but brilliant meditation on the ambiguity of race, history, the colonized imagination, sexuality, and theatrical storytelling itself.” — The New Yorker

2019-2020 Season Preview Party

Join us on Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. for our 2019-2020 Season Preview Party at the Hilberry Theatre.

Learn more about these exciting shows, enjoy a preview from Mary Poppins, experience the of our dance company, get a backstage tour of the Hilberry Theatre, play games for prizes, participate in a silent auction for our international projects, and more. Light refreshments will be provided.

Buying six or more shows in your season ticket package gets you 20% off the regular price, and you’ll enjoy special benefits like free exchanges, priority seating, discounts on extra tickets for friends and family, and more!

Our 2019-2020 Season includes:

  • Blithe Spirit by Sir Noel Coward
  • Sweat by Lynn Nottage (2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner)
  • Reckless by Craig Lucas
  • A Christmas Carol based on the Charles Dickens story and adapted by John Wolf and Tom Aulino
  • December Dance Concert
  • The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare
  • 91st Annual Spring Dance Concert
  • Tobacco Road by Jack Kirkland. Based on the novel by Erskine Caldwell
  • Disney + Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
  • Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl
  • Plus one mystery show we can’t wait to reveal! 

Show titles and dates are subject to change.

Bring your friends along! The more, the merrier. We love to introduce new people to the remarkable work created by our students and faculty.

 Tickets to the party are FREE but seating is limited. Let us know if you can come by clicking below!

Ten Minute Play & Dance Festival

On Sunday, March 24 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance First Year Learning Community presents the 2019 Ten Minute Play & Dance Festival. Enjoy thrilling short works from this talented community of students.
Admission: FREE

Mamma Mia! Singalong at Detroit Shipping Company

Detroit Shipping Company, 474 Peterboro St, Detroit, MI 48201
Admission: FREE

In anticipation of our upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, we’re hosting a singalong at Detroit Shipping Company beginning at 7 p.m. Come be part of the fun. RSVP not required.

And if you haven’t already purchased your tickets for Mamma Mia!buy them today as performances are selling quickly.