Chanticleer.jpgWhenever possible, the UIS Performing Arts Center plans opportunities for audience members to interact with the performers through special educational experiences such as workshops, masterclasses, and Q&A sessions.


Lobby Activities:
pre_show_family_activity.jpgBefore some events for family audiences, we provide free pre-show activities for children. Often, community groups will participate and lead activities that are related to themes in the show.



pre_show_discussion.jpgThe UIS Performing Arts Center is happy to work with local organizations to plan special activities. In recent years we have worked with the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois to create custom interactive pre-show learning experiences.

More Information

For more information about any of these activities, or if you have an idea for working with the UIS Performing Arts Center, please contact Betsy O'Brien at (217) 206-6150 or