University Theatre

The University Theatre at Saint Louis University puts on multiple shows every year at venues on campus and in the St. Louis region.

Auditions for the spring semester shows will be held January 15 and 16 from 6-9 p.m.
For both Rhinoceros and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, prepare one minute of contemporary comedic material and one minute of contemporary dramatic material. For Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, you should also prepare 16-32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre piece, preferably in the pop or rock style. Your song choice should demonstrate vocal strength in your range. 

A sign-up sheet and audition/tech interview forms will be available closer to auditions.  For more information, contact the production office at

2017-18 U Theatre Season

Join us as we perform our 2017-18 season in various Grand Center venues through an agreement with the Kranzberg Arts Foundation. All performances begin at 8 p.m., except Sunday matinees, which start at 2 p.m.

Antigone by Sophocles
Oct. 12-15, 2017 University Theatre, Xavier Hall

A fresh perspective on this Sophocles classic, this production will be developed in collaboration with Prison Performing Arts. Exploring themes of fidelity, citizenship and civil disobedience, we see the struggles and consequences these characters encounter as a result of their choices. Directed by Lucy Cashion.

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
 Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 2017 The Marcelle

A loan in the name of love with perilous terms sets the stage for this tale of romance, deception and courtroom drama. Though considered one of the comedies, the play includes some of the most dramatic and memorable moments in all of Shakespeare's works. Directed by Gary Barker.

Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco
March 1-4, 2018, University Theatre, Xavier Hall

The sublime and the ridiculous propel this story of one man's struggle to maintain his identity in a world of conformists. This still relevant and sometimes disturbing piece shines a light on the absurdity of the human condition, mob mentality and self-delusion.

There will be a high school matinee on Friday, March 2 at 10 a.m. You can get more information by emailing

Directed by Tom Martin.

Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson by Alex Timbers
April 26-29, 2018, The Grandel

Music and lyrics by Michael Friedman

An infectious score anchors this musical and its irreverent look at the rise of our seventh president and the beginning of the Democratic party. A rowdy take on populism, politics and policies that redefines Jackson as a rock star with a dark side. Directed by Nancy Bell.

U Theatre Tickets

Tickets for University Theatre performances can be purchased through Metrotix at 314-534-1111 or search SLU at (additional fees may apply) or at the performance venue one hour prior to curtain. Tickets are also available at the University Theatre Box Office in Xavier Hall from noon to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, during performance weeks. 

All seating is general admission. Reserved seating is available for groups.

Season Tickets Individual Tickets
  • Regular: $28
  • Student*: $18
  • Regular: $8
  • Student*: $5
* Students from any school with valid student ID 

University Theatre Parking

The University Theatre is located in Xavier Hall on the Saint Louis University campus at 3733 West Pine Mall, one block east of Vandeventer Boulevard and one block south of Lindell Boulevard. Parking for performances at this venue is available in the Queen's Daughters Hall lot located at 3730 Lindell Blvd.

Parking for the Kranzberg Arts Foundation venues is as follows:

  • Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand - Public garage or street parking
  • The Grandel, 3610 Grandel Square - Public garage or street parking
  • The Marcelle, 3310 Samuel Shephard Dr. - Parking lot or street parking