Local Arts

Our local arts programming includes performances by and learning opportunities for local artists in the UIS Studio Theatre and other spaces.

The UIS Performing Arts Center is pleased to host performances by university academic departments and community arts organizations.  Check our events page to learn about upcoming events by these groups, or visit their pages for more information.

UIS Music

UIS Theatre

Illinois Symphony Orchestra

Copper Coin Ballet Company

Sensory-Friendly Events

The UIS Performing Arts Center is pleased to offer sensory-friendly events to the public and as part of the Staley Class Acts series. Click here for more information.

Date Night Events

Enjoy a beverage from our concession stand while experiencing skilled local artists sharing their work in the intimate UIS StudioTheatre.  These short events will leave you with time for dinner afterwards to make for a great date night! 

Locally-Produced Professional Theatre

The UIS Performing Arts Center produced its first theatre production in February 2023, with performances of And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank presented in the UIS Studio Theatre for public audiences and in Sangamon Auditorium as part of the Staley Class Acts series.  Additional theatrical productions will be produced in the future beginning in the fall of 2023.  Watch our website and social media for announcements about upcoming auditions and performances.