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The Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center is a multi-use venue in the City of Pontiac.  The Center is a flexible space that can be utilized for dinner theater, concerts, recitals, meetings, retreats, conferences, receptions and other special events.  Depending on the usage and the seating arrangements, the venue can accommodate up to 250 people.  Catering and/or beverage services are available through approved vendors.  The stage is equipped with appropriate lighting and sound systems. For more information, please visit the Rentals page.

To reserve the Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center for your next big event, contact us by phone at (815) 844-1187 or fill out the Contact Form.

Dinner Theater

See Them All!

Relax knowing your seats are already reserved and paid for with a Dinner Theatre Season Subscription! Season subscriptions will be available for purchase starting September 9 and available through the first show of the season.Benefits of purchasing a season subscription include: 

  • Savings! Season subscribers will save more than five percent off the regular ticket price.
  • Reserve seats! That’s right, if you’re a season subscriber you get to pick not only the table you sit at, but which seat you sit in! AND, to help ensure you get the seats you want…
  • Reserve your seats for the entire season when you purchase your subscription OR call one week before tickets go on sale to the public to reserve your seat. 

A Season Subscription will be $100 for the three show season.Individual dinner theatre tickets will be $37. Tickets for The Twelve Dates of Christmas will go on sale Monday, October 21.

Subscriptions can be purchased online or by calling our box office starting Monday, September 9 at 815-844-1187. Box office hours are 10:00-4:00 Monday through Friday.

The Twelve Dates of Christmas – December 6-8 and 13-15, 2019

After seeing her fiance kiss another woman at the televised Thanksgiving Day Parade, Mary’s life falls apart — just in time for the holidays. Over the next year, she stumbles back into the dating world, where “romance” ranges from weird and creepy to absurd and comical. It seems nothing can help Mary’s growing cynicism, until the charm and innocence of a five-year-old boy unexpectedly brings a new outlook on life and love. This heartwarming play offers a hilarious and modern alternative to the old standards of the holiday season.


As Long As We Both Shall Live – February 7-9 and 14-16, 2020

Quirky genius Addison Ashe has finally met a man who can keep up with her — the wealthy and charming Jamie Wilcox. But marrying Jamie means wrangling with his disapproving mother, as well as her favorite over-the-top wedding planner, Raul. When Raul is poisoned at the rehearsal dinner, tensions between the clever bride and her mother-in-law to be go from heated to full-on inferno when Mrs. Wilcox points to Addison as the killer. Can Addison solve the case before sashaying down the aisle, or is she in for a honeymoon behind bars?


Harvey – March 27-29 and April 3-5, 2020

When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from future embarrassment. Problems arise, however, when Veta herself is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy when she explains to doctors that years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also! The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion. When he shows up at the sanitarium looking for his lost friend Harvey, it seems that the mild-mannered Elwood’s delusion has had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all.

Example of the dinner theatre seating chart. Seats are purchased by table – only season subscribers are able to reserve specific seat numbers.

Upcoming Events

The Bashful Youngens with The Unemployed Architects – December 21

The Eagle is excited to announce an evening of fun and entertainment featuring two talented bands! Both bands have hometown roots and are excited to get down at The Eagle for the holidays.

The Unemployed Architects will be starting the evening off “bringing the noise like no other with their smashing originals & uncanny flare for covering tunes of the past, present, & future.”

We’ll then welcome headlining act The Bashful Youngens to the stage! Formed in 2015, The Bashful Youngens are an Americana band out of Champaign, Illinois featuring Carrie Chandler and Aaron Short. Carrie and Aaron grew up 15 minutes apart, in Pontiac, IL and Forrest, IL, respectively. But they didn’t meet until a few years later, in college, at a party where they happened to spontaneously performed a song together. Fast forward to 2016 where they recorded and released their self titled debut album and to 2017 where they recorded and released their EP, “Inflorescent.” After adding a few more band members along the way (Brian Hilderbrand, Mitchell Killough, Stephen Johnson and Matt Chupp) The Bashful Youngens have shared the stage with artists like Paul Thorn, Jana Kramer, Lydia Loveless and Parker Millsap.

Tickets are on sale now and are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. All tickets are general admission. Doors open at 6:30, show begins at 7:00. Drinks will be available for purchase.

James Herr Acoustic – December 27

A solo acoustic act performing covers of favorite singer songwriters like James Taylor, Paul Simon, Jim Croce, and more. It’s the perfect chance to get out of the house during the holiday season!

From James Herr: “A few years ago I finally had the courage to play my favorite James Taylor Songs at an open mic. From there, I have been grateful for the support of the local music community to present my tribute to James Taylor and other singer-songwriters throughout the area. Playing at the Apollo Theatre, innumerable dinner music venues and outdoor festivals, I want to present the best of singer songwriters from the 60’s to the present. Thank you for supporting live local music!”

Tickets are on sale now just $10 each! All seats will be general admission. Doors open at 6:30, the concert starts at 7:00. Drinks will be available for purchase

Refund policy:  If you or any member of your party are unable to make your reservation, we do not offer refunds.  You are welcome to give your reservation to another person if you are unable to use it.  If WE must cancel an event for any reason, including but not limited to a severe weather or catastrophic event, illness, death or any other Act of God, we will notify you at our earliest convenience and will offer refunds.

Box Office Hours: Box Office is open 10:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday and can be reached by calling 815-844-1187. If your call is unanswered, please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

Ticket Sales

Click on the event title below that you’re interested in to purchase your tickets online! For our dinner theater events we are currently unable to sell groups of 20 or more, children’s tickets, or seat 9 at a table online, so please call our box office and we would be more than happy to help with those orders.

All other events are general admission unless otherwise noted.

Our box office can be reached by phone at 815-844-1187. Box office hours are 10:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday. If your call is not answered, please leave a voicemail and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Online ticket sales close at noon the day of the event.  Sunday dinner theater reservations close at midnight the day before.  For all other events, you may call the box office day of the show to make your ticket reservations or pay at the door (if applicable).