The UTEP Dinner Theatre
This very successful theatre provides professional quality Musical Theatre year-round in a dinner theatre setting. The UTEP Dinner Theatre is the only year round full-time dinner theatre on a college campus in the United States! Founded in 1983 the UTEP Dinner Theatre presents 4 fully staged musicals each season and a fully staged student produced musical under our Side Dish Student Productions banner. You can either attend a dinner performance where your ticket includes a full dinner and dessert along with the show, or you can attend non-dinner matinee performances without the meal. Our meals are catered by Sodexo Food Services who also offer our guests a full cash bar at all performances. Over the past 3 decades the UTEP Dinner Theatre has grown to become one of the most successful performing arts programs in El Paso.
Side Dish Student Productions
The UTEP Dinner Theatre was founded in 1983 with a production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT entirely produced, designed and directed by students. In celebration of our roots, the UDT produces an off shoot production entity called SIDE DISH STUDENT PRODUCTIONS. Each year SDSP provides qualified student producers, designers and directors with funds and mentorship enabling them to mount a fully produced musical. These student productions are staged in a specially configured intimate black box setting inside the Dinner Theatre. There will not be any meals served for these productions. This project gives students another opportunity at UTEP to hone their skills and gives El Paso audiences a chance to see new and edgier fare that wouldn’t normally be produced at the UDT.