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Western Illinois University, New Center for Performing Arts

Macomb, IL

Project Summary

The Western Illinois University Center for Performing Arts supports the academic mission
and programs in the WIU College of Fine Arts and Communication, as well as serves
as a cultural and performing arts destination for the campus community, the city of
Macomb and the entire region. The 130,000 square foot facility includes a 1,400 seat
proscenium theatre auditorium with two balconies, a 250 seat thrust theatre and a
150 seat studio theatre.

Also included are multiple-use spaces, such as the lobby/gallery and a VIP room, as
well as two dance studios, a jazz rehearsal room and two theatre rehearsal rooms
that serve those respective academic disciplines. The Center for Performing Arts box
office serves the ticketing needs of the campus and community and features ticket
sales for all campus events. Dressing rooms adjacent to the theatres, a scenery/ design
workshop, a costume shop and Center for Performing Arts administrative offices are
located in the new facility.

Project Details

  • Size: 130,000 SF
  • Type: New Construction
  • Delivery Method: General Contractor