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Local Arts & Arts Education

We are proud to serve our community across a diverse range of audiences through our Local Arts & Arts Education programs.

Venue Rental

The UIS Performing Arts Center looks forward to welcoming your event, and will assist you with all the details to ensure a successful experience.

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Featured Show

National Touring Broadway
Come From Away

Sunday, April 14 @ 7:30 PM

ALMOST SOLD OUT!

Broadway’s Come From Away is a Best Musical winner all across North America!

This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, directed by Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley and musical staging by Tony-nominee Kelly Devine. The tour is directed by Daniel Goldstein with musical staging by Richard J. Hinds, based on the original Broadway direction and choreography.

Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!”

On 9/11, the world stopped.

On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

Upcoming Events

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Staley Class Acts
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Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight - UIS Music
Fourteen years ago, a stack of music was found amongst the papers of the black Chicagoan composer Florence...
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Lift Every Voice: Black History Month Celebration - UIS Music
Performances by UIS and Community Musicians
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Experience Joyful Music with Dan + Claudia Zanes - A Sensory-Friendly Event
*SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE* Intended for an inclusive audience of all ages with sensory or...
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Menopause the Musical 2: Cruising Through 'The Change'
All aboard, sisters! The hysterical sequel to the smash-hit Menopause The Musical® is finally here! ...
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Date Night with the World of Percussion
Date Night with the World of Percussion
Enjoy a beverage (sold separately) from our concession stand while experiencing skilled local artists...
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On Your Feet
On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan
HER VOICE. HIS VISION. THEIR STORY. On Your Feet! is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage...
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Disney Princess: The Concert
Disney Princess: The Concert
For generations, the music of Disney’s princesses has been the soundtrack to our lives. Now, these beloved...
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Date Night with Fingerstyle Guitar
Date Night with Fingerstyle Guitar
Enjoy a beverage (sold separately) from our concession stand while experiencing skilled local artists...
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World Ballet Series: Swan Lake
Experience the legendary!  Swan Lake, the ballet of all ballets, will be performed one night...
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John Mellencamp
John Mellencamp Live and In Person
John Mellencamp’s career in music, spanning more than 35 years, is one of the most highly respected singer/songwriters...
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Come From Away
Come From Away
Broadway’s Come From Away is a Best Musical winner all across North America! This New...
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Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman 20th Anniversary Tour
In the 20 years since the global musical sensation’s debut, Celtic Woman has emerged as both a formidable...
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Bluey's Big Play
When Dad feels like a little bit of Sunday afternoon time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans! Join...
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ISO4 Opposites Attract May 3
Opposites Attract - Illinois Symphony Orchestra
Adventure abounds as the Illinois Symphony Orchestra takes you on an exhilarating musical journey all...
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Chicago
Chicago
Chicago is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of...
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Bored Teachers
Bored Teachers: We Can’t Make This Stuff Up! Comedy Tour
Bored Teachers Studios, the #1 teacher-entertainment platform, presents the funniest teacher-comedians...
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Brad Williams
Brad Williams: Tour '24
“No one is doing stand-up comedy more hilariously than Brad Williams.”- New York Times Pound for pound,...
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The UIS Ticket office is moving!

We will be closed Monday, January 29th due to our move to the 1st floor. Same building, just one floor down.

You can still purchase tickets online!

Staley Class Act Canceled & UIS Ticket Office Closed

Due to the dangerous weather forecast, the Monday, January 22 performance of Number the Stars on the Staley Class Acts series will not take place.  Schools with ticket reservations for the performance will be notified this week about a possible rescheduled date and/or the opportunity for a refund. 

UIS Ticket Office is closed for today.

Happy Holidays!

The UIS Ticket Office will be closed for the holidays from Friday, December 22nd until Tuesday, January 2nd. You can still purchase tickets and gift certificates online.