Claire Trevor Theatre

The Claire Trevor Theatre was originally known as the Village Theatre. The edifice was renovated thanks to a generous contribution by Academy Award-winning actress Claire Trevor and renamed in her honor when the updates were completed. Today, the proscenium theatre is our largest on-campus venue with seating for almost 300 persons.

Claire Trevor Theare - photo by Henry DiRocco

Claire Trevor Theare Seating Plan

Claire Trevor Theatre lobby (Photo credit: Rosemary Rosales, Summer Academies 2016, Digital and Darkroom Photography)

 

Directions to the Claire Trevor School

 

East Meets West: International Dance Festival

October 28 – November 3, 2018

Claire Trevor Theatre

The first annual event began in 2016 when the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Shanghai Normal University, and Beijing Normal University collaborated to create a week-long exchange program and showcase. The program has continued and in 2017 UCI students and Dance faculty visited Shanghai Normal University to attend performances, workshops, and conferences.

This fall we are growing the event into a spectacular festival engaging both the local Southern California dance community and our international partners from Shanghai Normal University and Nanjing University of the Arts. During the week UCI will host conferences, workshops, and master classes with our partner universities. Local dance instructors and professionals are invited to join us for these activities.

To celebrate and showcase the great work and partnerships UCI will host 2 performances on Saturday, November 3 featuring UCI students, students from Shanghai Normal University and Nanjing University of the Arts, and community dance groups, including Indian Dance, Celeste Lanuza Dance Theater, American Ballet Theater School, Pan American Chinese Dance Alliance, and Yaya Dance Academy.

Performances
Matinee: Saturday, November 3 at 2:00 p.m.
Evening: Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m.

More information and schedule of events coming soon

TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 28
General admission: $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $15
Arts Subscriber: $14
UCI Students & Children under 17: $11



October 28 (All day) to November 3 (All day), November 3 - 2:00 pm, November 3 - 7:30 pm
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New Slate 

Charlotte Griffin, artistic director

 

December 6 – 8, 2018

Claire Trevor Theatre

An exciting program introducing original choreography by MFA candidates in Dance. The program includes original works and promises something for every dance enthusiast.

Performances
Evenings: Dec. 6, 7, 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: Dec. 8 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets:
TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 28
General admission: $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $15
Arts Subscriber: $14
UCI Students & Children under 17: $11

Complimentary shuttle service is available for our guests with disabilities or those with mobility issues, from the Mesa Parking Structure (MPS) to select shows throughout the season. Shuttle service will begin one hour before show-time and will meet patrons on level two (Mesa Road street level) of the MPS, near the elevator.  Advance notice is appreciated, but not required. For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office at (949) 824-2787, email artstix@uci.edu, or visit www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle.

(photo by Skye Schmidt)



December 6 - 8:00 pm, December 7 - 8:00 pm, December 8 - 2:00 pm, December 8 - 8:00 pm
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Dance Escape

Lisa Naugle, Artistic Director

 

April 18 – 20, 2019

Claire Trevor Theatre

A lively spring showcase by MFA candidates in Dance, highlighting graduate and undergraduate dancers.

Performances
Evenings: Apr. 18, 19, 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: Apr. 20 at  2:00 p.m.

Tickets:
TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 28
General $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $15
Art Subscribers $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email artstix@uci.edu.  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle)

(photo by Skye Schmidt)



April 18 - 8:00 pm, April 19 - 8:00 pm, April 20 - 2:00 pm, April 20 - 8:00 pm
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Physical Graffiti

Loretta Livingston, Artistic Director

 

May 2 – 4, 2019

Claire Trevor Theatre

Some of the most promising undergraduate choreographers present original new works in this annual concert brimming with young talent. 

Performances
Evenings:  May 2, 3, 4 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee:  May 4 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets:
TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 28
General $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $15
Art Subscribers $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email artstix@uci.edu.  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle)

(photo by Skye Schmidt)



May 2 - 8:00 pm, May 3 - 8:00 pm, May 4 - 2:00 pm, May 4 - 8:00 pm
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Pajama Game

Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross

Book by George Abbott & Richard Bissell

Musically Directed by Lex Leigh, graduate music director

Choreographed by Allison Eversoll, graduate choreographer

Directed by Don Hill

 

June 1 – 8, 2019

Claire Trevor Theatre

With its combination of classic score, engaging personal story, and meaningful political issues, this four-time Tony Award-winning musical is as resonant today as it was at its premiere nearly 65 years ago. At the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory handsome Sid Sorokin and feisty Union rep “Babe” Williams fall hard for each other, but when the pair finds themselves on opposite sides of a labor dispute, sparks really start to fly!

Performances:
Evenings: Jun. 1, 6, 7, 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Evening: Jun. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Jun. 2*, 8 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets:
TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 28
General $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $15
Art Subscribers $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast.

 

UCI Drama – 2018/19 Season

“Against All Odds”

History provides countless examples of individuals, communities, and nations facing desperate, unjust, and even seemingly impossible circumstances; yet somehow, time and again, they find the will and the means to overcome. These are the stories that make great theatre, and indeed, that keep us personally inspired and hopeful in difficult times. As citizens of this particular sociopolitical moment, when we are bombarded from every outlet to the brink of despondent apathy, we invite you to join us in living journeys of those who were faced with substantial adversity, but survived – and thrived – against all odds.

- Gary Busby, Drama Chair/Producing Artistic Director



June 1 - 8:00 pm, June 2 - 2:00 pm, June 5 - 7:30 pm, June 6 - 8:00 pm, June 7 - 8:00 pm, June 8 - 2:00 pm, June 8 - 8:00 pm
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