Governors State University Center for Performing Arts

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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. CPA 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 1,171 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, 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.

Our 2015-2016 Season includes diverse dance selections:

Philadanco Dance Company
Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Salt Creek Ballet's The Nutcracker
Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 1 & 5 p.m.

Ensemble Espanol - Spanish Dance Theater
Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Governors State University Dance Company
Featuring Jazz, Afro-Modern, Hip-Hop, and more contemporary styles.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

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Box Office: Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Open until 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Open two hours prior to showtime.

Parking is free. Parking lots most convenient for access to the Center for Performing Arts are Parking Lots East Lot 1 and West Lot 1.


Governors State University Center for Performing Arts

1 University Pkwy
University Park, IL 60484
(708) 235-2222

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