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

Springfield Ballet Company


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.

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! Click here to view events.

Thank you to those who auditioned for And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank.  The cast list is as follows:

Tim Conner – Heinz Geiringer
Joe Hardy – Pappy/Ed’s Father
Connor McCloud – Helmuth “Ed” Silberburg
Avi McDaniel – Hitler Youth
Elisa Marti – Anne Frank
Sarah Reisch – Mutti/Ed’s Mother
Emma Shafer – Eva Geiringer

Director – Carly Shank

Stage Manager – Meredith Vogel-Thomas


Check the Upcoming Events page for tickets to the public performances and Staley Class Acts for reservations for the school field trip shows.