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One of the most enjoyable ways to experience the Illinois Shakespeare Festival is with a group of your friends, relatives, colleagues, or organization. Groups of 10 or more save 20%. Groups of 50 or more save 30%. Discounts only available by calling (309) 438-2535.
For five performances on the Ewing Theatre stage, Chicago's acclaimed improv group will perform on Tuesdays July 11 through August 8 at 7:30 p.m. Only $16.00, all tickets. General admission seating.
Last year the Silver section of our Sunday shows sold out in advance! The reason? $12 tickets for anyone! Must be purchased by individual shows.
Take a peek behind the scenes of the Festival with our actor guides. Discover the secrets of our costume designers. Tuesday through Saturday at 6 p.m.
This year's Theatre for Young Audiences play is Sleeping Beauty by Stacey Lace. July 12 through August 12 on Wednesdays at the Ewing Cultural Center and Saturdays at the Connie Link Amphitheatre. All shows at 10:00 a.m. No reservations required. For more information call (309) 438-2535.
The Illinois Shakespeare Festival daytime ticket office is located on the Illinois State University Campus:
Center for the Performing Arts (click for map)
Walk-Up Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Phone Hours: Monday–Friday, 11:30 – 4 p.m.
Day Phone: (309) 438-2535
Special Accommodations: (309) 438-5853 or email email@example.com
Online ordering is done through Ticketmaster
Online seats may also be viewed within our Daily Schedule.
For Tickets in Advance:
Metered parking is available on School Street in front of the Centennial East building. Park and walk next door to the CPA building. Box Office hours are listed above.
For Tickets the Night of:
Tickets are available for purchase at the Ewing Box Office Tuesdays-Thursdays beginning at 6:30 p.m., Fridays at 6 p.m., and Saturdays at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, July 10 tickets will be available at 6:30 p.m. and each Sunday thereafter tickets will be available at 5 p.m.
Ewing Manor (click for map)
Evening Phone: (309) 438-2535
Gift certificates available by calling our Ticket office.
The Festival's theater was designed with numerous seats accessible by those persons requiring special assistance. Please notify the ticket office of special needs at the time of purchase. For those in need of wheelchair assistance or assisted listening devices at the performance, please alert an usher at any time.
Due to the unpredictability of Central Illinois weather, we will not make an early cancellation decision prior to 5 p.m. on the day of a performance. At 5pm, we will post on our website whether we will be canceling the show or moving forward with the performance as planned.
In the case of rain during the performance, every effort will be made to complete the show, even playing through light showers. Should any performance be rained out before the first intermission, patrons have 2 business days to exchange their ticket(s) for another performance. If a performance is stopped after the first intermission, the evening will be considered complete and NO ticket exchanges will be made.
Please wear comfortable clothes and pack an umbrella when there are clouds. If you have questions, please call the ticket office at (309) 438-2535.