Current News

Update to Our 2020-2021 Season  and Introduction of New Board Members 

It is with heavy hearts that Springfield Theatre Centre has made the difficult decision to suspend live productions until the end of 2020. We continue to make the health and safety of our performers, creative staff, volunteers, and patrons our highest priority.

We will be following the directives of our local and state authorities along with our place of residence, the Hoogland Center for the Arts, to determine when it will be safe again to resume scheduling in-person live performances.  STC will provide its supporters with updates on our 2020-2021 season as soon as they become available. 

In the meantime, please join us in the upcoming weeks as we film and virtually distribute the production,The Spirit of Lincoln, written by local and late playwright, Ken Bradbury, and as we launch our social media initiative, STC Cares on Facebook and Instagram. 

 We sincerely thank you for your understanding and support at this time and look forward to the time when we can once again share our stories through live theater with you. 

STC is also pleased to announce its new board members: Jasmine French, Bess Johnson, Shawn Smith, Reggie Guyton, Mary Young, and Andrew Rains. We couldn’t be more excited about this talented group of new members and can’t wait to start working with you.

Welcome to the board!

About the Springfield Theatre Centre

The Springfield Theatre Guild incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1947 and has been providing quality entertainment ever since.

From performances in many Springfield venues to the construction of our building at 101 E. Lawrence, to our name change to Springfield Theatre Centre (STC) and finally to our new location at the Hoogland Center for the Arts — our goal has been the same:

To bring our community and the performing arts together. We strive to provide Central Illinois with quality theatre, educational opportunities, and a creative outlet for live theatrical arts. With the wide variety of musicals, plays, children’s shows, murder mysteries, trivia nights and launch parties, Springfield Theatre Centre is thrilled to entertain and provide a space for creative minds to come together.  

Furthermore, STC’s PAVE Arts and Theatre Summer Camp and the Active & Creative Teen Theatre program offer young people an opportunity to learn the skills necessary to build confidence not only in performance but in all aspects of theatre.

As we celebrate over 70 years of bringing our community and the performing arts together, we always welcome your participation. Whether you are a member of the SRO Club, actor, director, support staff, volunteer or a member of our audience, we sincerely appreciate your support!  We couldn’t do it without you!