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

 

New Slate 2019

Kelli Sharp, artistic director

 

December 5 - 7, 2019

Claire Trevor Theatre

An exciting showcase of original choreography by MFA candidates in Dance. This concert is the first full weekend of the year and features a collection of dances that uniquely reflects the enormous talent of UCI choreographers and dancers. 

Performances
Evenings: Dec. 5, 6, 7 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: Dec. 7 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets
General admission: $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $15
Arts Subscribers: $14
UCI Students & Children under 17: $11



December 5 - 8:00 pm, December 6 - 8:00 pm, December 7 - 2:00 pm, December 7 - 8:00 pm
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New Slate 2019

The Penelopiad

Written by Margaret Atwood
Directed by Sara Rodriguez

 

February 5 - 9, 2020

Claire Trevor Theatre

Margaret Atwood retells Homer’s classic "The Odyssey" from Penelope’s perspective. As Odysseus is indefinitely gone to fight in the infamous Trojan Wars, his wife patiently waits for him in the company of her loyal maids while raising a child and cleverly avoiding suitors knocking at her door. "The Penelopiad" takes the audience on an epic journey from Penelope’s birth in Sparta, to her arranged marriage to Odysseus, her journey to Ithaca, her relationship with Helen, the birth of her son, and her survival. All this os told posthumously by Penelope herself.

From the author of "The Handmaid's Tale"

Performances
Evening: Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Evenings: Feb. 6, 7, 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinees: Feb. 8, 9* at 2:00 p.m.

*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast, after the matinee on Sunday, February 9.

Tickets
General admission: $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $15
Arts Subscribers: $14
UCI Students & Children under 17: $11

UCI Drama - 2019/20 Season
Theme: "Women & Co."
A Centennial Celebration of a Woman's Right to Vote



February 5 - 7:30 pm, February 6 - 8:00 pm, February 7 - 8:00 pm, February 8 - 2:00 pm, February 8 - 8:00 pm, February 9 - 2:00 pm
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The Penelopiad, by Margaret Atwood

Dance Escape 2020

Artistic director, Chad Michael Hall

 

April 30 - May 2, 2020

Claire Trevor Theatre

Featuring the choreography of graduate-level students
More info coming soon!

Performances
Evenings: Apr. 30; May 1, 2 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: May 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets
General admission: $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $15
Arts Subscribers: $14
UCI Students & Children under 17: $11

(Photo: Dance Escape 2018 by Skye Schmidt)



April 30 - 8:00 pm, May 1 - 8:00 pm, May 2 - 2:00 pm, May 2 - 8:00 pm
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Dance Escape 2020

Physical Graffiti 2020

Artistic directors, Lisa Naugle and Lindsay Gilmour

 

May 14 - 16, 2020

Claire Trevor Theatre

Undergraduate students showcase their choreography
More info coming soon!

Performances
Evenings: May 14, 15, 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: May 16 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets
General admission: $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $15
Arts Subscribers: $14
UCI Students & Children under 17: $11



May 14 - 8:00 pm, May 15 - 8:00 pm, May 16 - 2:00 pm, May 16 - 8:00 pm
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Physical Graffiti 2020

Hands on a Hardbody

Music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green
Lyrics by Amanda Green
Book by Doug Wright
Music Direction by Leslie Wickham
Choreography by Andrew Palermo
Directed by Myrona DeLaney

 

June 4 - 7, 2020

Claire Trevor Theatre

In this hard-fought contest, only one winner can drive away with the American Dream. For 10 gritty contestants, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it.  Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor, and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. It's an absurd marketing gimmick at first glance, but the contest proves to be much more.

Performances
Evenings: Jun. 4, 5, 6 at 8:00 p.m.
Evening: Jun. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Jun. 6*, 7 at 2:00 p.m.

*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast, after the matinee on Saturday, June 6th.

Tickets
General admission: $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $15
Arts Subscribers: $14
UCI Students & Children under 17: $11

UCI Drama - 2019/20 Season
Theme: "Women & Co."
A Centennial Celebration of a Woman's Right to Vote



June 4 - 8:00 pm, June 5 - 8:00 pm, June 6 - 2:00 pm, June 6 - 8:00 pm, June 7 - 2:00 pm, June 7 - 7:30 pm
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Hands on a Hardbody