Illinois Shakespeare Festival
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2016 Tickets

Platinum Plus Subscription Perks

Designed for the premium Shakespeare experience, this ticket comes with extras:

  • The best seats in the house at a 10% discount.
  • One free non-alcoholic beverage with proof of ticket (must present ticket stub)
  • Priority reserved parking until section is full. Please arrive early as there are only a limited number of spots!
  • Free ticket exchanges. Subject to availability.
  • 20% discount on gift shop merchandise.
  • One New Friend ticket for one performance

Season Subscription*

With a Season Subscription, exchanges are free up to 48 hours before the show. Also save up to $6 on facility fee by purchasing the three show season subscription.

  Silver Gold Platinum Platinum Plus
Adult $55.00 $80.00 $105.00 $126.00
Student/Senior $33.00 $60.00 $94.00 $116.00


*A $2.00 facility fee is added to each season pass.

Individual Ticket Prices*

Buying tickets individually gets you the seat you want, when you want it.

  Silver Gold Platinum Platinum Plus
Fri-Sat $20.00 $29.00 $39.00 $47.00
Sun-Thurs $16.00 $25.00 $35.00 $43.00
Fri-Sat $16.00 $25.00 $35.00 $43.00
Sun-Thurs $12.00 $21.00 $31.00 $39.00

Students must show ID/Seniors are considered 60+ years

*A $2.00 facility fee is added to each ticket.

$10 Tuesday Tickets

$10 Tuesday tickets are available every Tuesday in the Silver Section for audiences of all ages!*

*A $2.00 facility fee is added to each ticket.

Group Prices

Groups of 10 or more save 20 percent. Call (309) 438-2535. Discount only available by calling ticket office.

The Improvised Shakespeare Company     


All tickets $16.00, general admission seating only.

Pre-Show Tours

Backstage and Costume Tour $10.00 Take a peek behind the scenes of the Festival with our actor guides. Discover the secrets of our costume designers.

Summer Arts Sampler


Get your Summer Arts Sampler Pass to 6 performing arts events for only $60

Participating Organizations:
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
Community Players Theatre
Heartland Theatre Company
Illinois Shakespeare Festival
Illinois Symphony Orchestra
Prairie Fire Theatre


Shakespeare Alive! Theatre for Young Audiences


The 45 minutes of family-friendly entertainment is FREE. Performances are 10:00 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday on the shady, green lawn at Ewing Cultural Center starting July 1. Call (309) 438-2535 for more information.

How to Order Tickets

The Illinois Shakespeare Festival daytime ticket office is located on the Illinois State University campus:

Center for the Performing Arts (click for map) 
Hours: Monday–Friday, 12 – 4 p.m.
Day Phone: (309) 438-2535 
Toll-free (out of state only): (866) 457-4253
TTY: (309) 438-8620

Online ordering is done through Ticketmaster - Ewing Shows OR Ticketmaster - CPA Shows

Online seats may also be viewed within our Daily Schedule.

For Walk-ups:
Metered parking is available on School Street in front of the Centennial East building. Park and walk next door to the CPA building.

Tickets are available for purchase through the evening Ticket Office at 6:00 p.m. on performance dates, and at 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays, located at Ewing Manor, 48 Sunset Rd Bloomington, IL 61701 (corner of Towanda & Emerson).

Ewing Manor (click for map)

Hours (on performance days only): 6-8:15 p.m. (Fridays and Saturdays), 4:30 - 7:14 p.m. (Sundays), and 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. (Sundays, Tuesdays - Thursdays).

Evening Phone: (309) 828-9814

Gift certificates available by calling our Ticket office.

Special Assistance

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. 

Worried about the weather?

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 before 4 p.m., please call the daytime ticket office at (309) 438-2535. If you have questions after 6:30 p.m., call the evening ticket office at (309) 828-9814.

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