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



Donald McKayle
Journey of the Heart

UCI Etude Ensemble in new Repertory Concert


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

8:00 pm

Claire Trevor Theatre

Dance legend Donald McKayle has transcended boundaries for more than six decades with a multifaceted and wide-ranging career as a choreographer, director, performer, and professor of dance creating a repertoire of acclaimed masterworks.

The UC Irvine Etude Ensemble is an elite group of undergraduates who are chosen annually by audition. Under McKayle’s guidance, the dancers are not only dynamic performers, but also historians. Dancers are challenged to personalize each movement by forming an emotional and physical connection to the story itself.

Join Professor McKayle and his Etude Ensemble for a night of incredible works!

Free admission, but online reservations required. 

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June 14 - 8:00 pm
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THEM! Drama Series

Avenue Q

Music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx

Book by Jeff Whitty

Don Hill, Director

Dennis Castellano, Music Director


June 3 – 10, 2017

Claire Trevor Theatre

Avenue Q is an "autobiographical and biographical" coming-of-age parable, addressing and satirizing the issues and anxieties associated with entering adulthood. Its characters lament that as children they were assured by their parents, and by children's television programs such as PBS's Sesame Street, that they were "special" and "could do anything." As adults, however, they have discovered (to their surprise and dismay) that in the real world options are limited, and even their defining qualities render them no more "special" than anyone else.

Evenings: June 3, 8, 9, 10 @ 8 p.m.
Evening: June 7 @ 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: June 4*, 10 @ 2 p.m.

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

General $15
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $11



Daniel Gary Busby, Artistic Director

UCI Drama’s 2016 – 17 season, THEM!, explores our tendency – both as individuals and as societal groups – to separate and cast blame on “The Other.” Through a series of plays and musicals that investigate religious persecution and genocide, the castigation of physical difference, interpersonal alienation, and our xenophobic reaction to other cultures culminating in war, we examine the ways in which we so often look to identify a scapegoat rather than find mutual understanding and acceptance. Present throughout the plays of the season we hear the voices of “them.”

June 3 - 8:00 pm, June 4 - 2:00 pm, June 7 - 7:30 pm, June 8 - 8:00 pm, June 9 - 8:00 pm, June 10 - 2:00 pm, June 10 - 8:00 pm
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Physical Graffiti 

Loretta Livingston, Artistic Director


May 4 – 6, 2017

Claire Trevor Theatre

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

13 new dances made by 13 undergraduate choreographers, danced by 66 performers!

Loren Campbell
Kima Christian
Jade Cole
Chelsea Freeman
Martha Gray
Emily Guerard
Simon Harrison
Megumi Iwama
Kimberly Joyce
Samantha Lin
Laman Musayeva
Andre Rivera
Radhanath Thialan

Evenings: May 4, 5, 6 @ 8 p.m.
Matinee: May 6 @ 2 p.m.

General $15
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

(photos by Skye Schmidt)

May 4 - 8:00 pm, May 5 - 8:00 pm, May 6 - 2:00 pm, May 6 - 8:00 pm
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Arts Renaissance

A Celebration of the Arts at UCI
May 1 - 31, 2017

The Trevor School celebrates “Arts Renaissance” during the month of May with a surge of performances and exhibitions across all four departments including Art, Dance, Drama, and Music. The celebration features a series of art performances and shows ranging from professional and student art exhibitions in all four campus art galleries to several dance, drama, and music performances. CTSA presents the first ever UCI Music Showcase Concert, the three-act opera Our Town, based on the Thornton Wilder play, a four-day improv festival, to Hossein Omoumi and Friends in concert, and much more. Please join us for a celebration of the Arts!

To purchase tickets, by phone: Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787; Online:
WAYS TO SAVE!  “Arts Renaissance” Packages available for 25% off when you buy three or more shows.

April 29 – May 7, 2017
I Dream of Chang and Eng

Robert Cohen Theatre
The story of Chang and Eng Bunker, the original “Siamese twins,” whose early lives were spent touring in a ‘freak’ exhibition.

April 29 – May 13, 2017
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Part I

Contemporary Arts Center Gallery, University Art Gallery, Room Gallery
Free admission and open to the public.

May 1 – May 13, 2017
Masculine <-> Feminine
Curated by David Familian with Micol Hebron
Beall Center for Art + Technology    
Masculine <-> Feminine grapples with contemporary perceptions and receptions of the human body performed through different gendered identities and propagated by diverse technologies.

May 4 – May 6, 2017
Physical Graffiti

Loretta Livingston, Artistic Director
Claire Trevor Theatre
Undergraduate choreographers present original new works in this annual dance concert.

May 5, 2017
Darryl Taylor in Concert
Winifred Smith Hall
Darryl Taylor is joined by harpsichordist Ian Pritchard in a program of vocal music with Frances Bennett, soprano; Albert Lee, tenor; Katie Franklin, piano; and Heather Vorwerck, viola da gamba.

May 6, 2017
UCI Music Showcase Concert

Irvine Barclay Theatre
Musical performances by the UCI Music students and faculty, including diverse forms of traditional classical music and jazz.

May 10, 2017
Noon Showcase Concert

Winifred Smith Hall
Concert featuring outstanding performers from various disciplines in the Department of Music.
Free admission and open to the public.

May 10-13, 2017
Coup de Comedy Festival 2017

A 4-day comedy festival featuring the best of the best shows, panels and workshops. UCI is teaming with Chapman Univ. to launch the Global Improvisation Initiative (GII) Symposium 2017.
Free admission and open to the public. Registration required.

May 12-13, 2017
‘Our Town’ A Three-Act Opera

Irvine Barclay Theatre
Based on the Thornton Wilder play, it is about life, love, and death in the fictional town of Grover’s Corners, N.H., early in the 20th century.

May 19, 2017
Lukas Ligeti: Between Many Worlds

Winifred Smith Hall
Lukas Ligeti introduces himself with a concert showcasing Marimba virtuoso Ji Hye Jung performs Thinking Songs, a solo work.

May 20, 2017
Hossein Omoumi and Friends

Irvine Barclay Theatre
The main foundation of classical Persian music is classical Persian poetry, one of the most ancient bodies of literature in the world.

May 20, 2017
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Part II

Contemporary Arts Center Gallery, University Art Gallery, Room Gallery
Free admission and open to the public.

May 22, 2017
Spring UCI Wind Ensemble Concert

Winifred Smith Hall
The UCI Wind Ensemble, performs both traditional and contemporary works written specifically for the wind band genre.
Free admission and open to the public.
May 24, 2017
Jazz Concert: The UCI Small Groups

Winifred Smith Hall
The UCI Undergraduate Jazz Program is having its quarterly concert to showcase the Small Group student ensembles.
Free admission and open to the public.
May 25, 2017
ICIT Showcase Concert

Winifred Smith Hall
Original new works by UCI Music Department first-year MA and Ph.D. students in Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology (ICIT).
Free admission and open to the public.
May 31, 2017
UCI Jazz Orchestra Spring Concert

Winifred Smith Hall
Dr. Bobby Rodriguez and the UCI Jazz Orchestra for an evening of the warm and exciting sounds of large-ensemble jazz music.


Tickets: General / Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff / UCI Students & Children under 17
Please note: Tickets purchased at the Barclay Box Office will incur a $1 fee per ticket.

May 1 (All day) to May 31 (All day)
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