908 Maple Hill Rd.
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: (309) 834-4700
Fax: (309) 834-4701
This outdoor theater tradition brings a large audience to the park to enjoy the talents of the Bloomington-Normal area theatrical community. (June-August)
Six Strings Club is a 21-and-over venue that brings musical sensations from all over the country to the city of Bloomington. There's a lot of country music to be enjoyed at this Downtown venue; fans of the genre have been delighted to see the likes of Ashley Buchart and Brother Trouble perform here. Regular open mic nights are organized, and you can even sign up for country dancing lessons.
The coliseum offers all types of entertainment including concers, sporting events, and conventions. There is also and attached ice facility for public use and youth and adult hockey leagues and figure skating.
This building is a high-quality "home" for McLean County's many noted music, theatre and dance ensembles with full stage and patron services. It is a welcoming and prestigious site for conferences, meetings, receptions, festivals and other community events.
The American Passion Play was conceived by Delmar D. Darrah to show the life and ministry of Christ as a vital, living force. The auditorium is handicapped accessible and designed to accommodate large groups. Performances run from the end of February to the first of April. Buffet lunch available by reservation only.
Laugh Comedy Club is known for its rib-tickling shows by traveling and local humorists. The affordable food and drinks are an added bonus to enjoy the stand-up performances. It won't be a surprise if you are laughing all through the show and wanting to stop but can't because of the amazing funny gags.
One of Bloomington's most sought-after destinations for live music, The Castle Theatre first opened as a move theater in 1916. Its architectural beauty has been well-preserved, with the art-deco inspired style, complete with chandeliers and gilded columns, but it does boast excellent modern technological upgrades. Usually a +21 venue, the theater does host all-ages or +18 events now and then. Do see the website to know more.
Ever since the first game in 1963, Hancock Stadium offers the fans a great football experience. The 15,000-seat multi-purpose stadium is home to the Illinois State University Redbirds football team.
Located inside the Illinois State University, the Illinois State University Center For The Performing Arts was inaugurated in the year 2002. The center has a 450-seat theater and 800-seat concert hall that stage cultural events, musicals and theatricals by students of the university. Besides, the place is also used by the College of Fine Arts to showcase their presentations and other shows. If you are interested in fine arts, Illinois State University Center For The Performing Arts makes an interesting visit.
The Braden Auditorium belongs to, and is part of Illinois State University. This complex hosts various events and services. Come catch various cultural shows and events, like symphony orchestra performances, Broadway shows, arts and crafts exhibitions, and comedies among others. Call the box office or check their website to get tickets for all performances of your interest.
Located in downtown Normal, the Connie Link Amphitheater is buzzing with events all year round. This amphitheater plays a prominent role in the cultural life of the city, being the host of events like concerts, film screenings, musicals, and the Summer Theater program of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. Do see the website for more information.
Whether you enjoy a light-hearted comedy or a dark musical thriller, an American classic from the past or a Tony award winning drama, they have something for everyone at the Community Players Theatre.