Krannert Center for the Performing Arts first opened in April 1969 thanks to a gift from Herman and Ellnora Krannert. The Center supports the belief that creativity is a core human characteristic and that the arts hold uniquely transformative potential.
For fifty years, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has been dedicated to the advancement of education, research and public engagement through the pursuit of excellence and innovation in the performing arts.
Through its multiple and integrated roles as classroom, laboratory and public square, Krannert Center serves as a touchstone for the arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It has welcomed hundreds of thousands of patrons over the past five decades.
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