School of Communication


Soc - All  Shook Up
Photo:  All Shook Up (2013), photo by Justin Barbin

The Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University produces and administers 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 369-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.

Details about our exciting 2014/2015 Season will be announced soon!

Joseph Appelt is the Department of Theatre Chair. D. Soyini Madison is the Department of Performance Studies Chair. Diane Claussen is the Managing Director for the Wirtz Center.