The Box Office in the Illinois State University Center for the Performing Arts handles tickets for all College of Fine Arts events, including music and theatre performances in the Center for the Performing Arts, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, and theatre performances in Westhoff Theatre and Centennial West 207.
The Box Office is located in the Center for the Performing Arts lobby open 11 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. There are several metered spaces on School Street for Box Office business, or you can avoid the hassle and call (309) 438-2535. Order your tickets by credit card in advance over the phone -- there is no extra charge, and when you come to the performance, you can breeze through the expedited will-call ticket line to avoid waiting.
Note: When picking up tickets directly before a Westhoff performance, Centennial West 207 performance, or Illinois Shakespeare Festival performance, a separate box office is set up at the performance location.
Recitals, Freestage performances, and Gallery Exhibits
These events are usually free and are not ticketed through the Box Office. University Galleries accepts donations from visitors, but does not charge to view exhibits.
Tickets are only valid until 10 minutes before a performance, at which time all empty seats will be made available for sale to those who are present and whose names are on the waiting list.
Patrons who arrive after a performance has been started for a Westhoff Theatre production will not be seated until intermission if there is one (this is for safety requirements due to the intimate nature of the space -- entering the theatre requires walking on the stage). For events in the Center for the Performing Arts, patrons may be seated late at the discretion of the House Manager during an appropriate break in the performance.
Exchanges can be made for a $2.00 exchange fee per ticket at least 24 hours in advance. (First exchange fee is waived for subscribers.) Tickets can not be refunded.
For our sold out performances, patrons may request to be added to the waiting list, in case any tickets for a performance become available. *Please note that there are a limited number of available slots. Contact the ticket office for more information.
Contact the Center for the Performing Arts box office at 309.438.2535 for more information.
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