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Registration for Fall ‘20 UIS Theatre Classes Now Available.

Prospective Students and Continuing Students with us, as you would expect, UIS Theatre continues to deliver outstanding training backstage and onstage, along with excellent productions. Hang in there…and we’ll see you soon again in the theatre after this intermission. For now, continue to register for our fall ’20 UIS Theatre classes:  And…get ready for an exciting UIS Theatre fall production update coming to this page soon.

UIS Theatre – COVID-19 Update

The safety and health of our students and audiences is of great importance to us. As a result of the public health concerns regarding COVID-19, and in keeping with UIS policies in place to protect our students, faculty, staff, and patrons, our Spring 2020 production of “Twelfth Night” has been postponed. The following information is from the UIS Performing Arts Center (which houses the Studio Theatre—our performance space):

“Ensuring the health and safety of our patrons is of the utmost importance to the University of Illinois Performing Arts Center.

Based on the latest information from Illinois Governor Pritzker, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP), and guidance from University leadership, the University of Illinois Performing Arts Center is ceasing all public events until further notice. This includes events in both Sangamon Auditorium and the UIS Studio Theatre.”

If you have already purchased tickets for “Twelfth Night”:

The UIS Ticket Office will handle refunds. Refunds will automatically be issued for all CANCELED events. You do not need to call the UIS Ticket Office to ask for a refund, you will receive your refund via the same payment method that you used to purchase within 10 business days.

For information on UIS Policies and Practices: 

(In the photo above, and from left to right: UIS Staff Member Mike Krcil as “Gordon” and UIS Student Katie Simpson as “Jean,” in the spring ‘19 UIS Theatre production of Sarah Ruhl’s play DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE)

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