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.
Current State of Illinois guidelines allow for meetings or events with up to 50 people in attendance. The Eagle is excited to work with you to make sure your event goes as smoothly and safely as possible. Our original room capacity is still listed below but at this time we are not able to hold events with more than fifty guests.
Professional level sound, lighting, and audio-visual equipment make the Eagle the perfect place to hold your upcoming meetings. Project your presentations on a larger than life screen and make sure your voice is amplified to every corner of the room. Whatever your technical needs, we’ll work with you to make your event a success.
The layout of the Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center allows for many different types of events to be held.
The room dimensions are 41ft wide by 52ft long with an elevated stage 38ft wide by 17ft deep. The stage is elevated 37 1/2 inches from the floor.
In a dinner setting the room holds approximately 160 people seated around round tables with a buffet line set up.
Approximately 240 chairs comfortably fit set up in an auditorium style seating arrangement.
The Eagle also has a warming kitchen for caterers. All food served and consumed in the Eagle must come from a licensed caterer.
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.
Bernardi’s II 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.
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