Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana

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The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is an educational and performing arts complex located at 500 S. Goodwin Street in Urbana, Illinois, on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Herman C. Krannert, an industrialist who was the founder of Inland Container Corp. and an alumnus of the University, and his wife, Ellnora Krannert, made a gift of $16 million that made creation of the Krannert Center possible. Max Abramovitz, the architect who designed the facility, was also an Illinois alumnus.

The center, often abbreviated as "KCPA," contains four venues with a combined seating capacity of about 4,000. The expansive main lobby features a floor made of teak from Thailand, which cost $1 million, and walls clad in marble from Carrara, Italy. The building opened in 1969.

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  • We had a function in the Great Hall that was fantastic. What a gem for such a small city. We have gone to concerts in the Krannert Center and the acoustics are more than acceptable.  more »
  • The play was wonderful, the kids was so cute We really enjoy... staff members was very polite and helpful  more »
  • Beautiful, acoustically balanced space which makes any seat in the house enjoyable. Sound was very well balanced. Looking forward to attending additional events here in the future.
  • My wife and I took a nice date night to go see the nutcracker. The performance was wonderful to say the least. The seating and the view we had were great. We didn't have enough time in intermission to order anything, but maybe that's because we are just slow haha.

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