The Box Office in the Illinois State University Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) handles tickets for all College of Fine Arts events, including music, dance and theatre performances in the Center for Performing Arts, Westhoff Theatre, and the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.
Note: When picking up tickets directly before a Westhoff performance or Illinois Shakespeare Festival performance, a separate box office is set up at the performance location.
Monday- Friday, 11:00 am- 5:00 pm. The Box Office will also open 60 minutes prior to a theatre performance and 45 minutes prior to music performances.
There are several metered spaces on School Street for Box Office patrons to use when purchasing tickets at the Box Office. During events, parking is available in the School Street Parking Garage in space 250 and above as long as the parking light is illuminated as OPEN.
For our sold out performances, patrons may request to be added to the waiting list, in the event any tickets for a performance become available.
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.
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 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. Tickets cannot be refunded.
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, and then head to Hovey/Beaufort Street (changes names at Business 51). Then go east 3 blocks.
Parking for College of Arts Events is very easy and almost always free!