Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University

Upcoming Events

DRUMLine Live!
Feb 04, 2023
DRUMLine Live, the show-stopping attraction created by the musical team behind 20th Century Fox’s hit movies, Drumline and Drumline: A New Beat, has already paraded onto some of the biggest theatre stages in America, Japan, and Korea. After performing over 300 shows since 2009, it’s time for a BRAND NEW show, with new music and choreography. 
GSU Dance Company presents
Rise Up! Truth to Power
Runs Mar 10Mar 11, 2023
Join the GSU Dance Company as they dance for social justice. Choreographed by GSU faculty, students, and alumni, Rise Up! features provocative performances that encourage dialogue and action that address inequity.
Classic, Drama
Runs Apr 06Apr 08, 2023
This powerful tale of prejudice, inequity, discrimination, and jealousy is full of wit and action, and a few surprises as well. So, come see the show you’ve known for all these years in a whole new light…
Acrobuffos Present
Air Play
Children’s/Family, Circus
Apr 22, 2023
Great for all ages, Air Play creates beauty and inspires laughter across cultures and continents. No translation necessary. Air Play is a visual poem, using no words, and brings to life the very air we breathe.
One University Parkway,
University Park, IL 60484
Each year, the Center for Performing Arts presents more than 50 performances offering diverse, high quality and affordable cultural and arts education experiences to more than 60,000 people. The Center offers national touring acts, Chicago-based artists and community and academic theatre. Whatever your cultural tastes, we have something for you.

Our state-of-the art facility seats 1,165 patrons and is located at a vibrant and dynamic university setting that also houses an on-site Visual Arts Gallery and The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park (theNate), offering unique opportunities for pre- and post-show activities and gatherings.

With free parking, a convenient location accessible to major highways and presentations ranging from opera to family programs, our venue has served as a vibrant cultural destination in the southland community since 1995.