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

 

Physical Graffiti

Lisa Naugle,Artistic Director

 

May 3 – 5, 2018

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 3, 4, 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee:  May 5 at 2:00 p.m.

TICKETS ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

Tickets:
General $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $15
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 3 - 8:00 pm, May 4 - 8:00 pm, May 5 - 2:00 pm, May 5 - 8:00 pm
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Dance Escape

Charlotte Griffin, Artistic Director

 

April 19 – 21, 2018

Claire Trevor Theatre

Graduate students from CTSA’s Department of Dance present a unique program of original choreography. This annual program is a student favorite and beams with energy and creativity. 

Performances
Evenings: Apr. 19, 20, 21 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: Apr. 21 at  2:00 p.m.

TICKETS ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

Tickets:
General $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $15
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 19 - 8:00 pm, April 20 - 8:00 pm, April 21 - 2:00 pm, April 21 - 8:00 pm
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Mrs. Packard

Written by Emily Mann

Directed by Melissa Livingston, MFA Directing Candidate

 

February 3 – 11, 2018

Claire Trevor Theatre

Mrs. Packard tells the story of a great American woman’s struggle to right a system gone wrong. On the morning of June 18, 1860, Reverend Theophilus Packard had his wife, Elizabeth, removed against her will from their home and committed to the state-run insane asylum for her liberal beliefs. Elizabeth remains true to her principles in the face of intense hardship. The play cuts back and forth from her time in the asylum and the trial she fought for that eventually set her free.

Performances:
Evenings: Feb. 3, 8, 9, 10 at  8:00 p.m.
Evening: Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Feb. 4*, 10, 11 at 2:00 p.m.

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

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

TICKETS ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

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)

 

UCI DRAMA 2017-18 SEASON

The Business of Politics/The Politics of Business

Money talks. In an age when politicians are carefully-crafted public figures bought and paid for by lobbyists, Super PACs, corporate dollars and—potentially—a foreign government, a failed reality-TV star holds the office of the most powerful leader in the free world. Unsupported promises are more powerful than provable facts, and the interests of the ruling class are carried on the backs of the voiceless many… this is the era of the business of politics/the politics of business: where dirty deals are done daily.

- Daniel Gary Busby, Producing Artistic Director, Drama Season



February 3 - 8:00 pm, February 4 - 2:00 pm, February 7 - 7:30 pm, February 8 - 8:00 pm, February 9 - 8:00 pm, February 10 - 2:00 pm, February 10 - 8:00 pm, February 11 - 2:00 pm
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New Slate 

Molly Lynch, Artistic Director

 

December 7 – 9, 2017

Claire Trevor Theatre

 

Enjoy the first UCI Department of Dance concert of the season, New Slate, an exciting program featuring the diverse talents of graduate student choreographers. The program includes original works and promises something for every dance enthusiast.

Performances
Evenings: Dec. 7, 8, 9 at 8 p.m.
Matinee: Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.

TICKETS ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

Tickets:
General $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $15
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)



December 7 - 8:00 pm, December 8 - 8:00 pm, December 9 - 2:00 pm, December 9 - 8:00 pm
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Heart of Dance

Presented by Lar Lubovitch

 

October 21 & 28, November 4 & 18, 2017

11:00 a.m. PST / 2:00 p.m. EST

Claire Trevor Theatre

In collaboration with New York University and the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, the Department of Dance at UCI is proud to launch a new multi-location performance series streamed live from New York. The series will feature studio performances by Ron K.Brown/Evidence, Pam Tanowitz Dance, Martha Graham Dance company, and Mark Morris Dance Group, presented by Lar Lubovitch in the Jack Crystal Theater (111 2nd Ave, 5th Floor, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New York). Each performance will be followed by an interactive discussion between the UCI audience with the dancers and choreographers in New York by video conference.  

Free admission; reservations required

Reservations will be made available starting in September.



October 21 - 11:00 am, October 28 - 11:00 am, November 4 - 11:00 am, November 18 - 11:00 am
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