Welcome to Roger Williams University Theatre

Performing Arts Brochure

RWU Theatre Productions

RWU Theatre productions over the past few years.

Much Ado About Nothing

or, Love in the Time of Covid

by William Shakespeare

Free live stream!

Nov. 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 @ 7:30pm 
Zoom webinar ID: 989 2218 4171

Nov. 8 @ 2:00pm
Zoom webinar ID: 998 2082 5415

YouTube: RWU Theatre

Facebook: Barn Summer Playhouse

Roger Williams University Performing Arts Center

IMPORTANT: Until further notice, we have very limited seating. Only RWU students, faculty, and staff who are regularly tested for COVID-19 may attend live performances. All others can enjoy our live streams. Stay up to date on our plans and activities through our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Performance Times: *2:00 matinees, 7:30 evenings; Reservations: 254-3666

  • Main Season: $15 general; $10 seniors; $5 students
  • Stage Company/Freshman Play/Studio Productions/Senior Projects: $5 general/students/seniors
  • Alive! Arts: free admission

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The RWU Performing Arts team is mindful of those concerned about sensitive subject matter in live performances. If you wish to inquire about possible adult and/or difficult content in a production, please send questions to

RWU Theatre

The RWU Performing Arts team is mindful of those concerned about sensitive subject matter in live performances. If you wish to inquire about possible adult and/or difficult content in a production, please send questions to

  • 2020
  • September 3: Stage Company Picnic and auditions
  • December 19: Holiday Party
  • 2021
  • January 26-31: Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region I in Hyannis, MA
  • March 3: Deadline for 2021-2022 Senior Project Proposals
  • March 31: Deadline for 2020-2021 Production Proposals (StageCo. and Senior Projects)
  • April 27: Acting Mock Auditions
  • April 28: Directing/Design Mock Interviews
  • May 15: Barn Picnic

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Faculty and Staff: How to Add an Event to the University Events Calendar

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As of April 8, the University Events Calendar has been merged with the calendar from the university's 25Live room reservation system. Now, when you reserve a space for an event on campus, it will be added to the University Events Calendar. You'll no longer have to submit the same information in two separate systems.

When reserving a space through 25Live, please write a clear event title so that anyone viewing your event on the calendar will easily understand what it is. We also ask that you add an event description, including any necessary information about cost, registration and whether it is open to students, faculty, staff or the general public. If your submission does not have a clear event title or it is lacking an event description, we may ask for more information before approving your event.

If you have any questions about how to use 25Live, please contact Deb Burgo at

Announcing the 20th Annual Professor John Howard Birss, Jr. Memorial Program

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  1. Exhibition - Celebrating 20 Years of of Birss Programming, this years exhibition, “Stephen Crane & The Red Badge of Courage” will have its opening celebration on February 6, 2020 at 4:30 in the University Library. The exhibition will run through March 31, 2020.
  2. Keynote Speaker - The Birss keynote will be delivered by Christopher Benfey on March 5, 2020 @ 4:30 in the Mary Tefft White Center.  Christopher Benfey is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College. He is the author of five highly regarded books about the American Gilded Age including The Double Life of Stephen Crane (1992) and A Summer of Hummingbirds, which won both the 2009 Christian Gauss Award of Phi Beta Kappa and the Ambassador Book Award. His most recent book, If: The Untold Story of Kipling’s American Years, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2019. Benfey is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and The New York Times Sunday Book Review. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2013, he won the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which is given to a writer whose work merits recognition for the quality of its prose style.
  3. Rogers Free Library Birss Events:
    1. Adult Book Club Discussion: February 26, 2020 (3 PM and 7 PM)
    2. Public Writing Workshop involving elements of Crane in “Found Poetry”: February 27, 2020 (TIME TBD)

Spring Break Shuttles and Parking

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Sign up now for Outbound and Inbound transportation for Spring Break @

There will be no weekend shuttle on March, 7-8 or March 14.  Shuttle service will resume March 15 at 6PM.

If you are leaving your car over the break, all vehicles must be parked within the confines of the Parking Garage in A lot.  

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Spring Break Dining Hours of Operation

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Thursday, March 5

Lower Commons: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

All other locations: normal hours of operation


Friday, March 6
Upper Commons: 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Baypoint: 7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Lower Commons: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Café Express, Global Café, C-Store, and Law School: all close at 2:00 p.m.

Hawk’s Nest: closed


Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 | All locations closed

Monday, March 9 – Friday, March 13
Lower Commons
Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Lunch: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

All other locations: Closed


Saturday, March 14 | All locations closed


Sunday, March 15
Upper Commons: 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Baypoint: Reopens for dinner, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Lower Commons (resume normal operating hours): 1:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Monday, March 16 | All locations resume normal operating hours