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Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: 500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801
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Great, large performing arts center

Large center for the arts in a one-horse town. Spaces for a variety of plays and live music. Also a training center for future theatre professionals.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 January 2015
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Lansing, Illinois
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Lansing, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

Large center for the arts in a one-horse town. Spaces for a variety of plays and live music. Also a training center for future theatre professionals.

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Summit, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

beautiful setting, great little cafe and great to talk to the students working as ushers and ticket holders. Make it to wine Thursdays and you are golden!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

Check the online site and see the wide variety of performances offered for your pleasure. A beautiful modernistic building provides a relaxed atmosphere to visit and enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is a place that i can see so many artists and it is 5 minutes from my house. I have seen YoYo Ma, James Galway, twice, Renee Fleming, Mandy Patinkin and so much more. Sunday Salon Series is a very intimate gathering, sitting on stage with the performer. Every Thursday, I go to Krannert... More 

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

We've twice seen the University of Illinois Varsity Men's Glee Club in Foellinger Great Hall within Krannert and both times came away extremely impressed with this facility. The acoustics in the Great Hall are outstanding (for comparison I've heard music in the University of Michigan's Hill Auditorium as well as the Sydney Opera House). While I haven't see the other... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

We went to hear the Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel play at Kranert. They were playing in the big hall which is built for musical concert. It was a fantastic concert thanks to the talent of the players and conductor but also thanks to the sound quality of the hall. Krannert went out of their and opened one of the... More 

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Madawaska, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

My Uncle rook me here to listen to the San Fran orchestra. The locals are lucky to have such a nice venue and they attract world class talent such as the Chicago Symphony. The acoustics were terrific and the sight lines were good.

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

My granddaughter was a whirling twirling Sugar Plum Fairy after the CU Ballet's Nutcracker last year.

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Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Krannert brings performances typical of New York, Chicago and other big cities to Urbana-Champaign. We don't have a long list of events to choose from, but I actually go to more performances than when I was living 1 hour away from Lincoln Center. The best performers do come to Krannert. The acoustic is fantastic. The tickets are very affordable. The... More 

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Sullivan, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

I highly recommend attending a concert here. They treat you well and the sound in the spaces is great. They have a wide variety of concerts and a great gift shop to boot. The staff is very helpful with people who have mobility issues. I go here every chance I get...

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