University Theatre


Theatrefest 2014


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Theatrefest opens May 29 and runs through June 29, 2014. Find out more and order tickets>



Tickets for the 2014-2015 season will be available in late July.

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Call Ticket Central at 919-515-1100 to purchase season tickets, or mail in the order form.

Individual tickets can also be purchased online. See the links below.


About this season:

University Theatre's evening shows will begin at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. Our shows will open on Wednesday nights in the Titmus and Kennedy McIlwee Studio theatres.


Because of the construction at the Talley Student Center, we will NOT be performing in Stewart Theatre; all shows will be in Thompson, and will run a few days longer giving you more opportunity to see the shows! But also because of the construction, we will only be presenting four shows instead of our usual five, in order to give some of the other ARTS NC STATE organizations some time to bring you excellent entertainment in the Thompson theatres.


Seating Charts
Titmus Theatre Seating ChartTitmus seating chart


Kennedy McIlwee Seating Chart

Kennedy McIlwee


Reserved seating for ALL University Theatre shows.

All seats are reserved so get your tickets early. Single tickets available online at or by calling Ticket Central.


THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH PRODUCTION IS COMMUNITY NIGHT! ALL TICKETS (EXCEPT NCSU STUDENTS) ARE ONLY $10! Save money, introduce a friend to the theatre, enjoy a great show for a bargain price!


And note that again this year, we are proud to be presenting two of our main season shows in the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre. Seating is more limited for this theatre, so it's a great reason to get your package early!



By Tom Stoppard
September 25, 2013-October 6, 2013
Titmus Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall

Arcadia takes us back and forth between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, ranging over the nature of truth and time, the difference between the Classical and the Romantic temperament, and the disruptive influence of sex on our orbits in life. It focuses on the mysteries—romantic, scientific, literary—that engage the minds and hearts of characters whose passions and lives intersect across scientific planes and centuries.


“THERE'S no doubt about it. "Arcadia" is Tom Stoppard's richest, most ravishing comedy to date, a play of wit, intellect, language, brio and, new for him, emotion. It's like a dream of levitation: you're instantaneously aloft, soaring, banking, doing loop-the-loops and then, when you think you're about to plummet to earth, swooping to a gentle touchdown of not easily described sweetness and sorrow.”- The New York Times (Vincent Canby, The New York Times).






Games afoot

The Game's Afoot
by Ken Ludwig
November 8, 2013-November 24, 2013
Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall

It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. The festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous and it’s up to Gillette himself, assuming the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering holiday whodunit. 2012 Best Play, Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards

“The Game’s Afoot is Murderously Funny!” - Broadway World Cleveland










Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins

February 13-February 23, 2014
Titmus Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall

In roaring twenties Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess" Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune and acquittal. Winner of six Tony Awards and an Academy Award. Adult language and themes.

"As dazzling a demonstration of the craft of musical theatre as you're ever going to see" - The New York Post










By Theresa Rebeck
March 28-April 13, 2014
Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall

Four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored. Innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy. Adult language and themes.

“FIVE STARS! Sexy, savvy and uproarious!” - David Cote, Time Out New York



Season tickets area a bargain at:
Adult: $60; Seniors etc, $56, NCSU students $18

Pick Three: $48
Individual tickets, available by phone:
Adult: $18; Seniors, Faculty/Staff, Alumni Association members,
NC State Parents and Families Association Member, $16; NCSU students $5, one per ID
(Chicago Adult: $19; Seniors etc, $17, NCSU students $5, one per ID)


REMEMBER! Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.