Current News

Updates and our 2020-2021 Season  

In light of the guidance issued by Governor Pritzker and the State of Illinois,  and with heavy hearts, Springfield Theatre Centre and the Hoogland Center for the Arts have made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of our 72nd Season. We continue to make the health and safety of our performers, volunteers, and patrons our highest priority.

In the meantime, the Board of Directors has been diligently working to put together our 73rd Season, which we hope to announce in the near future.  We will keep our theatre community updated regarding future decisions and look forward to once again entertaining you in our 2020-2021 season. We sincerely thank you for your understanding and support at this time, and we can’t wait to share our new season with you.

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!