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

Drinking Habits

Vermillion Players is once again bringing theater back to the Pontiac Eagle. Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns, Sister Philamena and Sister Augusta (Melissa Barton and Meg Briscoe), at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing, have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally (Dan Schweizer and Brittany Roper), reporters and former fiancées, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, Sister Mary Catherine (Cortney Blair), spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves. Rounding out the cast are Anthony Jacks as George, Cherie Monical as Mother Superior, and Anthony Gullo as Father Chenille. The show is directed by Meghan Harper.

Don’t miss your opportunity to see Drinking Habits this February! Show dates are February 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7:00PM and February 13 and 20 at 2:00PM. Doors will open half an hour before the start time. Tickets are $20 each and will go on sale Monday, January 10. 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 that requires wearing a mask when indoors and not actively eating or drinking. 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.



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!