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Center for the Performing Arts Theatre

Location:
Center for the Performing Arts Theatre 400 W. Beaufort Street
Normal, IL
Phone:
309-438-2535
Website:
https://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/57369

Venue Details

Directions

  • Illinois State University is conveniently located at the intersection of Interstates 55, 74, and 39 for easy access from any direction.
  • The College of Fine Arts is located in the heart of Bloomington-Normal.
  • Take any route to Business 51, then head to Hovey/Beaufort Street (changes names at Business 51), and go east 3 blocks.

Parking

School Street Parking Deck

  • Free Event Parking is available in the School Street Parking Deck (400 W Beaufort St at School St) for evening and weekend events.
  • There’s a sign out front that says “Arts Event Parking” that states “Closed” or “Open.”
  • When the “Open” sign is lit, simply go in and park in spot numbers 250 and above. No ticket needed.
  • This is good for all public College of Fine Arts events in the Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall and Theatre, Westhoff Theatre, Kemp Hall, Lab Theatre (Freestage) and University Gallery openings.

South University Street Parking Deck

  • Public Parking is also available in the South University Street Parking Deck (600 S University St, north of Beaufort) at any time for $1.00 per hour.

Box Office

  • (309) 438-2535
  • Open Monday-Friday, 11 am-5 pm.
  • The Box Office will also open 60 minutes prior to performances.

Payment Accepted

Cash, Check, Credit (VISA, MC, DISCOVER, AMEX)

Will Call

Guests may pick up tickets at will call during our regular business hours or they may wait until the evening/weekend of the event. The Box Office opens 60 minutes prior to performance.

Ticket Validity

We ask all patrons to be in the Theatre 10 minutes prior to the performance. Tickets are only valid until 10 minutes before a performance, at which time all empty seats will be sold to those who are present and whose names are on the waiting list.

Waiting List

For our sold-out performances, patrons may request to be added to a waiting list. Patrons must be present at the Theatre to be added to the waiting list.

Late Seating

Patrons may be seated late at the discretion of the House Manager.

Recording

No video or flash photography during performances is permitted.

Children

Certain theatre performances may recommend a specific audience. We always recommend contacting the Box Office for more information about the production.

For more information regarding specific policies, please visit our website https://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/tickets/

Mailing Address

Illinois State University
Campus Box 5600
Normal, IL 61790-5600
(Main entrance is at the corner of School and Beaufort St in Normal)

Capacity

Center for the Performing Arts Theatre = 500 seats
Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall = 650 seats

Upcoming Events

December 2018

Messiah Sing-Along

Date:
Friday, December 7th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join friends, family, and community members for a Messiah sing-along fundraiser. Karyl Carlson, director of choral activities, will conduct. Come to sing or just to listen and enjoy. The program will consist of the Christmas portion of Messiah plus the “Hallelujah” chorus. FOA has assembled a small orchestra and soloists who will help enrich the experience. The event is free and open to all who participate or attend. Free-will donations of cash or check will be accepted at the door, or you can donate online via the…

March 2019

The Light in the Piazza – Book by Craig Lucas, Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel

Date:
Friday, March 1st 2019
Times:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Set in beautiful Florence, Italy, in the 1950s, The Light in the Piazza is the story of love both young and old. A naïve American girl named Clara meets Fabrizio, an unassuming Italian boy. As their love blossoms, Clara and her mother, Margaret, are whisked into what feels like a storybook Tuscan romance of high feeling and raw emotion—but there's a secret that could spoil everything.

The Light in the Piazza – Book by Craig Lucas, Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel

Date:
Friday, March 1st 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Set in beautiful Florence, Italy, in the 1950s, The Light in the Piazza is the story of love both young and old. A naïve American girl named Clara meets Fabrizio, an unassuming Italian boy. As their love blossoms, Clara and her mother, Margaret, are whisked into what feels like a storybook Tuscan romance of high feeling and raw emotion—but there's a secret that could spoil everything.

The Light in the Piazza – Book by Craig Lucas, Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel

Date:
Friday, March 1st 2019
Times:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Set in beautiful Florence, Italy, in the 1950s, The Light in the Piazza is the story of love both young and old. A naïve American girl named Clara meets Fabrizio, an unassuming Italian boy. As their love blossoms, Clara and her mother, Margaret, are whisked into what feels like a storybook Tuscan romance of high feeling and raw emotion—but there's a secret that could spoil everything.

The Light in the Piazza – Book by Craig Lucas, Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel

Date:
Saturday, March 2nd 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Set in beautiful Florence, Italy, in the 1950s, The Light in the Piazza is the story of love both young and old. A naïve American girl named Clara meets Fabrizio, an unassuming Italian boy. As their love blossoms, Clara and her mother, Margaret, are whisked into what feels like a storybook Tuscan romance of high feeling and raw emotion—but there's a secret that could spoil everything.

The Light in the Piazza – Book by Craig Lucas, Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel

Date:
Sunday, March 3rd 2019
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Set in beautiful Florence, Italy, in the 1950s, The Light in the Piazza is the story of love both young and old. A naïve American girl named Clara meets Fabrizio, an unassuming Italian boy. As their love blossoms, Clara and her mother, Margaret, are whisked into what feels like a storybook Tuscan romance of high feeling and raw emotion—but there's a secret that could spoil everything.

The Light in the Piazza – Book by Craig Lucas, Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel

Date:
Tuesday, March 5th 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Set in beautiful Florence, Italy, in the 1950s, The Light in the Piazza is the story of love both young and old. A naïve American girl named Clara meets Fabrizio, an unassuming Italian boy. As their love blossoms, Clara and her mother, Margaret, are whisked into what feels like a storybook Tuscan romance of high feeling and raw emotion—but there's a secret that could spoil everything.

The Light in the Piazza – Book by Craig Lucas, Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel

Date:
Wednesday, March 6th 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Set in beautiful Florence, Italy, in the 1950s, The Light in the Piazza is the story of love both young and old. A naïve American girl named Clara meets Fabrizio, an unassuming Italian boy. As their love blossoms, Clara and her mother, Margaret, are whisked into what feels like a storybook Tuscan romance of high feeling and raw emotion—but there's a secret that could spoil everything.

The Light in the Piazza – Book by Craig Lucas, Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel

Date:
Thursday, March 7th 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Set in beautiful Florence, Italy, in the 1950s, The Light in the Piazza is the story of love both young and old. A naïve American girl named Clara meets Fabrizio, an unassuming Italian boy. As their love blossoms, Clara and her mother, Margaret, are whisked into what feels like a storybook Tuscan romance of high feeling and raw emotion—but there's a secret that could spoil everything.

The Light in the Piazza – Book by Craig Lucas, Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel

Date:
Friday, March 8th 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Set in beautiful Florence, Italy, in the 1950s, The Light in the Piazza is the story of love both young and old. A naïve American girl named Clara meets Fabrizio, an unassuming Italian boy. As their love blossoms, Clara and her mother, Margaret, are whisked into what feels like a storybook Tuscan romance of high feeling and raw emotion—but there's a secret that could spoil everything.

April 2019

Harvey by Mary Chase

Date:
Friday, April 12th 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, a kind and affable man with an unusual best friend—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey.

Harvey by Mary Chase

Date:
Friday, April 12th 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, a kind and affable man with an unusual best friend—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey.

Harvey by Mary Chase

Date:
Saturday, April 13th 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, a kind and affable man with an unusual best friend—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey.

Harvey by Mary Chase

Date:
Tuesday, April 16th 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, a kind and affable man with an unusual best friend—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey.

Harvey by Mary Chase

Date:
Wednesday, April 17th 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, a kind and affable man with an unusual best friend—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey.

Harvey by Mary Chase

Date:
Thursday, April 18th 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, a kind and affable man with an unusual best friend—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey.

Harvey by Mary Chase

Date:
Friday, April 19th 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, a kind and affable man with an unusual best friend—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey.

Harvey by Mary Chase

Date:
Saturday, April 20th 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, a kind and affable man with an unusual best friend—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey.

July 2019

Caesar by William Shakespeare

Date:
Friday, July 12th 2019
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm

Julius Caesar’s days are numbered in this media-saturated, modern take on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. With Caesar’s assassins in one camp and the inheritors of his authority on the other, political warfare consumes Rome — fought through social media and the 24-hour news cycle. Who will survive in the end, and will they still be themselves?