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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

Past Events

September 2018

Ga-AD! by Adong Lucy Judith and Nambozo Beverley Nzengiyunva

Date:
Wednesday, September 26th 2018
Times:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Crossroads Project and Coalescence Theatre Project Production

Ga-AD! by Adong Lucy Judith and Nambozo Beverley Nzengiyunva

Date:
Wednesday, September 26th 2018
Times:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Crossroads Project and Coalescence Theatre Project Production

Ga-AD! by Adong Lucy Judith and Nambozo Beverley Nzengiyunva

Date:
Wednesday, September 26th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A Crossroads Project and Coalescence Theatre Project Production

Ga-AD! by Adong Lucy Judith and Nambozo Beverley Nzengiyunva

Date:
Thursday, September 27th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A Crossroads Project and Coalescence Theatre Project Production

Ga-AD! by Adong Lucy Judith and Nambozo Beverley Nzengiyunva

Date:
Friday, September 28th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A Crossroads Project and Coalescence Theatre Project Production

Ga-AD! by Adong Lucy Judith and Nambozo Beverley Nzengiyunva

Date:
Saturday, September 29th 2018
Times:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Crossroads Project and Coalescence Theatre Project Production

Ga-AD! by Adong Lucy Judith and Nambozo Beverley Nzengiyunva

Date:
Saturday, September 29th 2018
Times:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Crossroads Project and Coalescence Theatre Project Production

Ga-AD! by Adong Lucy Judith and Nambozo Beverley Nzengiyunva

Date:
Sunday, September 30th 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Crossroads Project and Coalescence Theatre Project Production

October 2018

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens

Date:
Friday, October 26th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens Directed by Kristin L. Schoenback SYNOPSIS The winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Play, this story follows fifteen-year-old Christopher as he sets out to uncover who murdered his neighbor's dog, Wellington. Christopher knows every prime number up to 7,057, but is ill-equipped to deal with the sounds and interactions of life outside of his home. His detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening…

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens

Date:
Friday, October 26th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens Directed by Kristin L. Schoenback SYNOPSIS The winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Play, this story follows fifteen-year-old Christopher as he sets out to uncover who murdered his neighbor's dog, Wellington. Christopher knows every prime number up to 7,057, but is ill-equipped to deal with the sounds and interactions of life outside of his home. His detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening…

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens

Date:
Saturday, October 27th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens Directed by Kristin L. Schoenback SYNOPSIS The winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Play, this story follows fifteen-year-old Christopher as he sets out to uncover who murdered his neighbor's dog, Wellington. Christopher knows every prime number up to 7,057, but is ill-equipped to deal with the sounds and interactions of life outside of his home. His detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening…

Illinois Shakespeare Festival – 2019 Season Announcement

Date:
Monday, October 29th 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Illinois Shakespeare Festival - 2019 Season Announcement DATE Monday, October 29 TIME 7 p.m. LOCATION Center for the Performing Arts Theatre on the Illinois State University campus ABOUT Join us as we announce the shows for the 2019 season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Look back at the 2018 season and be the first to hear our exciting new line-up! Listen to never-before-heard original music, composed and performed by 2018 Actor Honor Roll recipient, Jordan Coughtry, for an upcoming production.…

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens

Date:
Tuesday, October 30th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens Directed by Kristin L. Schoenback SYNOPSIS The winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Play, this story follows fifteen-year-old Christopher as he sets out to uncover who murdered his neighbor's dog, Wellington. Christopher knows every prime number up to 7,057, but is ill-equipped to deal with the sounds and interactions of life outside of his home. His detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening…

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens

Date:
Wednesday, October 31st 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens Directed by Kristin L. Schoenback SYNOPSIS The winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Play, this story follows fifteen-year-old Christopher as he sets out to uncover who murdered his neighbor's dog, Wellington. Christopher knows every prime number up to 7,057, but is ill-equipped to deal with the sounds and interactions of life outside of his home. His detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening…

November 2018

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens

Date:
Thursday, November 1st 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens Directed by Kristin L. Schoenback SYNOPSIS The winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Play, this story follows fifteen-year-old Christopher as he sets out to uncover who murdered his neighbor's dog, Wellington. Christopher knows every prime number up to 7,057, but is ill-equipped to deal with the sounds and interactions of life outside of his home. His detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening…

Fall Dance Concert

Date:
Thursday, November 29th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Fall Dance Concert PERFORMANCES November 29, 30, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. December 1  at 2 p.m. LOCATION Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) Theatre on the Illinois State University Campus TICKETS Tickets are available at the Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) Box Office at (309) 438-2535 and online at Ticketmaster.com. Students and seniors - only $12 Adults - only $17

Fall Dance Concert

Date:
Friday, November 30th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Fall Dance Concert PERFORMANCES November 29, 30, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. December 1  at 2 p.m. LOCATION Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) Theatre on the Illinois State University Campus TICKETS Tickets are available at the Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) Box Office at (309) 438-2535 and online at Ticketmaster.com. Students and seniors - only $12 Adults - only $17

December 2018

Fall Dance Concert

Date:
Saturday, December 1st 2018
Times:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fall Dance Concert PERFORMANCES November 29, 30, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. December 1  at 2 p.m. LOCATION Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) Theatre on the Illinois State University Campus TICKETS Tickets are available at the Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) Box Office at (309) 438-2535 and online at Ticketmaster.com. Students and seniors - only $12 Adults - only $17

Fall Dance Concert

Date:
Saturday, December 1st 2018
Times:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fall Dance Concert PERFORMANCES November 29, 30, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. December 1  at 2 p.m. LOCATION Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) Theatre on the Illinois State University Campus TICKETS Tickets are available at the Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) Box Office at (309) 438-2535 and online at Ticketmaster.com. Students and seniors - only $12 Adults - only $17

Messiah Sing-Along

Date:
Friday, December 7th 2018
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…

February 2019

Business Week Keynote Address – Wendy Cama, Crowe LLP

Date:
Thursday, February 14th
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

2019 KEYNOTE ADDRESS WENDY CAMA Managing Partner, New York Office Crowe LLP Ms. Wendy Cama serves as the Managing Partner of New York Local Office and leads the Northeast Regional Audit Group at Crowe. Ms. Cama serves as Chairman of Executive Committee at Crowe Horwath LLP. She has been remains active in serving financial services and public company audit clients, joined Crowe in 1990 from Laventhol & Horwath. She was elected Partner in 2003, when she relocated to Livingston, N.J.…

March 2019

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

Date:
Friday, March 1st
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:
Saturday, March 2nd
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:
Sunday, April 14th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 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
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
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
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.

Colloquium with Actor Pat Healy

Date:
Friday, April 19th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

School of Theatre and Dance will host a colloquium with ISU Alumnus, actor Pat Healy.

Harvey by Mary Chase

Date:
Friday, April 19th
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
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
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?

Caesar by William Shakespeare

Date:
Saturday, July 13th
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?

Caesar by William Shakespeare

Date:
Sunday, July 14th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:15 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?

Caesar by William Shakespeare

Date:
Thursday, July 18th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:15 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?

Caesar by William Shakespeare

Date:
Sunday, July 21st
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:15 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?

Caesar by William Shakespeare

Date:
Tuesday, July 23rd
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:45 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?

Caesar by William Shakespeare

Date:
Sunday, July 28th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:15 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?

August 2019

Caesar by William Shakespeare

Date:
Saturday, August 3rd
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:15 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?

Caesar by William Shakespeare

Date:
Saturday, August 10th
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:15 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?

October 2019

Illinois Shakespeare Festival’s 2020 Season Announcement

Date:
Monday, October 28th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2020 Season Announcement The Illinois Shakespeare Festival is thrilled to share next season's line-up! Be the first to hear what we are planning for the 2020 season, mingle with Festival leadership, and have the chance to win season tickets and Festival merchandise! Registration Let us know you will be there: Register here. Parking Free event parking is available in the School Street Parking Deck (at 400 W. Beaufort St. and School Street). There is a sign at the entrance designating…