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 South Goodwin Avenue in Urbana, Illinois and on the campus of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Herman C. Krannert, an industrialist who founded Inland Container Corporation and an alumnus of the university, and his wife, Ellnora Krannert, made a gift of $16 million that led to the Krannert Center's construction. 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. 
    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 
    The play was wonderful, the kids was so cute We really enjoy... staff members was very polite and helpful  more »
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  • One of the premiere venues IN THE WORLD. Look it up, don't just take my word for it. It has one of the most acoustically perfect rooms ever built (Foellinger Auditorium). That distinction has manifested itself in every performance we've ever heard there. We've seen a 4-person acapella group, graduations, and up to a full-blown symphonic orchestra and it boggles the mind to take in the impeccable acoustic sounds that meet your ear and destroy any preconceived notion you may have had regarding large venue ambience. That must be checked with your coat at the door in order to fully appreciate the offerings of this world class facility.
  • The roof is sensational

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