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Krannert Center Events: 2023-2024 Season

About This Guide

Each tab represents a month of performances at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Each event page will provide you with suggestions of physical and online materials available via the Music and Performing Arts Library that can help you discover more about many of the featured artists and genres. Whether you are affiliated with the University or a community member interested in music and the performing arts, these resources are available for you to explore and use.

How to Use the Library

All Music and Performing Arts Library materials can be used in the Library. We have equipment to view/listen to all of the various media items in our collection, including CDs, LPs, and DVDs.

If you want to check something out, you will need a current UIUC I-Card or a courtesy card. Look here for more information about our lending policies.

Get more information about searching the library catalog for books, scores, and recordings here.

Performance Etiquette

Attending a live performance is exciting, but can also be daunting to those who do not frequent the concert hall. Below are a few reminders and suggestions of audience best practices.

  1. The dimming of the lights usually signifies that the performance is about to begin. At this time, make sure to turn off all cell phones, pagers, beepers, and electronic devices. Notifications (including sound, vibrations, and lights) can distract fellow audience members, as well as performers.
  2. Try to arrive a few minutes early to the performance, especially if it is an unfamiliar venue, so that you can easily find your seat. If there are assigned seats, you can show the usher your ticket and they will be happy to assist you with this!
  3. If you arrive to the performance late, you will likely be asked to wait until a break in the program to enter. Depending on the type of performance you are attending, you may have to wait until you hear audience applause to take your seat. The usher will help you find the best time to enter to minimize audience distractions.
  4. It is sometimes hard to know when to clap for the performer(s). This practice varies between different performance types, as well as between different cultures! In North America, it is customary to applaud at times that do not interrupt the performer(s), so you may choose to wait until the end of a song, scene, movement, or piece to clap. If you are unsure, take cues from the people around you and clap when they do.

The guide to Accessibility Resources at Krannert Center may be helpful in planning your visit.

About the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

"Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is dedicated to the advancement of education, research, and public engagement through the pursuit of excellence and innovation in the performing arts. Embracing the art of the past as well as the art of our time, the Center supports the belief that creativity is a core human characteristic and that the arts hold uniquely transformative potential. Through its multiple and integrated roles as classroom, laboratory, and public square, Krannert Center serves as a touchstone for the exploration and expansion of human experience."

Learn more about the Krannert Center.


MPAL wishes to acknowledge the Strategic Communications and Marketing Committee of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, which provided support for this program.