University Theatre productions take place in Vilas Hall, located at 821 University Avenue in Madison.
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All of our spaces are handicap accessible, and gender neutral restrooms are available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Production Spaces in Vilas Hall
Ronald E. Mitchell Theatre
Named for faculty member Ronald Mitchell, who served with the department from 1939-1974.
A modified thrust stage with a seating capacity of 291 patrons.
Gilbert V. Hemsley Theatre
Named for the celebrated lighting designer and production manager who served as a UW–Madison professor from 1970-1982.
A flexible black box space capable of multiple seating arrangements for audiences of 70-130.
Classroom studio used for black box performances by student organizations and theatre students.
University Theatre occasionally performs at Memorial Union: in Shannon Hall, an 1,100 seat proscenium space, and in the Play Circle, a flexible space seating 180-300. Information on those spaces may be found here.
A variety of parking options are available within close proximity to our theatres. Allow plenty of time for parking, especially on performance dates when there is also an activity at the Kohl Center.
Click here for a parking map and information about pre-paid parking pass options for UW Arts Events.
Lake Ramp: Lake Street, north of University Avenue; attendant or credit card payment options.
Lucky Building/University Square underground parking: 777 University Avenue
Enter on Lake Street between University Avenue and West Johnson. 24 hour metered; pre-pay at station prior to exit.