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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.

Upcoming Events

Harvey

Vermillion Players has been waiting two long years to present this show to you, and they couldn’t be happier that the time is finally here!

When Elwood P. Dowd (Paul Brown) starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta (Kathy Missel), 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 (Jenifer Lyn Shaver), 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. Rounding out the cast are Meghan Briscoe, Chloe Clayton, Ed Green, Cody Leach, Mick Peterson, Tom Ramseyer, and Dylan Webster.

Don’t miss your opportunity to see Harvey! Show dates are April 22, 23, 29, 30 at 7:00PM and April 24 and May 1 at 2:00PM. Doors will open half an hour before the start time. Tickets are $20 each and will go on sale Monday, March 21. They can be purchased in advance by calling 815-844-1187 from 10AM to 4PM Monday through Friday or by visiting PontiacEagle.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the door depending on availability. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase from ACRESinn during the event. All shows are subject IDPH COVID mitigations. At this time masks are not required but recommended. If changes to this policy occur, updates will be posted on the website and all current ticket holders will be notified.


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.  You may also call the box office day of the show to make your ticket reservations or pay at the door (if available).

In an effort to protect the health and safety of our audience, volunteers, actors, and staff, we will be following all current IDPH COVID-19 safety guidelines. We understand that the situation is constantly evolving. Changes to our policies will be announced on our website, social media pages, and will be sent to all current ticket holders at the time of the change. While we are incredibly excited for the return of live theatre, the safety of everyone involved is our top priority.

Rentals

RECEPTIONS + REHEARSAL DINNERS + CONFERENCES + MORE!

Set the stage for success with your next event! The Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center is a performing arts and event space in the heart of downtown Pontiac, IL. In a space as beautiful and unique as the town it’s in, The Eagle features a large, open main room with an elevated stage at one end, a private dressing room, a warming kitchen, lobby, and technical booth with the latest in sound and lighting technology to further elevate your event. Surrounding the stage is a proscenium arch with hand-gilded details, a feature you won’t find anywhere else. Those same gilded details are reflected in the trim around the doors in the lobby. Adding to the charm of the room are exposed rafters along the curved ceiling. Clean, modern restrooms ensure all of our guests needs are met.

Tables and chairs are available to set the space to your specifications.

Sound system available with wired or wireless mics, ability to play music from phone/computer/etc., and plug in instruments.

Projection system with screen on stage. Plug in your computer and play slideshows, videos, etc. Can be controlled from on stage or in our technical booth.

Personalized event name outside on our marquee.


Depending on the level of services you require, when your event takes place, and how long it lasts, rates may differ. Weekend rentals start at $500 for a full day. Weekday rentals start at $150 for a full day. Discounts for multi-day uses are available.


ACRESinn of Pontiac holds the liquor license for the facility. All alcohol consumed in the building must be served by them. They negotiate their own bar fee.

Any food served in the facility must come from a licensed kitchen. Proof of licensing and insurance must be provided to facility management prior to the event. We are more than happy to work with you and your caterer to make sure they have the necessary paperwork. All catering charges are to be negotiated directly between you and your caterer.


Ready to set up your tour of the space? Have more questions that need answered? Just click the button below or call us at (815) 844-1187!