University Players (Windsor)

401 Sunset Ave
Windsor ON  N9B 3P4

Phone: Box Office: 519-253-3000 x 2808

University Players (Windsor)

University Players is the theatrical production arm of the School of Dramatic Art at the University of Windsor. Home to some of the nation's leading theatre programs, housed in a state-of-the-art training facility, the School of Dramatic Art has been producing top-notch talent for over 40 years.

Our shows are created by an ensemble that includes talented up-and-coming student actors, directors from the faculty and guest artists, and our skilled and innovative set, costume, and lighting designers. Students are involved in all aspects of production, on-stage and off, as they prepare for careers in the professional theatres of Canada and abroad.

The company produces six main-stage productions each season, and has developed a well-earned reputation for producing high quality shows. Our 2011-12 season is our 53rd in our community, and includes some outstanding plays—including an exciting world premiere production!—that will provide a captivating range of theatrical experiences.

Essex Hall Theatre, located at the heart of the University of Windsor campus, is the venue for all main-stage performances by University Players. It's 323 plush seats provide an intimate setting for over 50 performances each year, reaching an audience of nearly 14,000 people. Come join us!

Production company of the School of Dramatic Art at the University of Windsor

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Founded: 1958, by Daniel Patrick Kelly

Categories: College & University, School, Theatre




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Past Events

Big Love

Big Love
08:00 pm - 23 March 2018

At University Players (Windsor)

Big Love by Charles L. Mee March 23 - 25, April 4 - 8, 2018 Essex Hall Theatre Colossal Tragic-Comedy Fifty reluctant brides run away from 50 determined grooms,...

Les Belles Sœurs

Les Belles Sœurs
02:00 pm - 02 February 2018

At University Players (Windsor)

Les Belles Sœurs by Michel Tremblay translated by John Van Burek and Bill Glassco Germaine Lauzon has won a million trading stamps and recruits her sisters, friends...

The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps
08:00 pm - 24 November 2017

At University Players (Windsor)

Adapted by Patrick Barlow Whodunit Comedy Hilarious! Entertaining! A whole lot of fun! .....Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with Monty Python humour and you have a...

The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney

The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney
08:00 pm - 27 October 2017

At University Players (Windsor)

The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney Directed by Jim Warren A brilliantly conceived and richly humorous theatrical tour de force. From little boys to stern grandfathers,...

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre
08:00 pm - 22 September 2017

At University Players (Windsor)

A theatrically innovative adaptation of the beloved gothic romance by Charlotte Brontë. Jane Eyre is orphaned, plain and poor, restricted to working as a governess...

Lion In The Streets

Lion In The Streets
08:00 pm - 03 March 2017

At University Players (Windsor)

The ghost of a nine-year old Portuguese girl named Isobel wanders the neighbourhoods of Toronto in search of her murderer. As she watches over the living, she shares...

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