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UIS Performing Arts Center

1 University Plaza Springfield, Illinois 62703


A valuable arts resource of the University of Illinois Springfield, UIS Performing Arts Center proudly presents the highest quality of music, theater, comedy and dance. The only venue of this kind and size in Sangamon County, drawing audiences from a 14-county semi-rural region. Also home to the Illinois Symphony Orchestra
University of Illinois Springfield’s Performing Arts Center is KultureCity® Certified Sensory InclusiveTM Venue
KultureCity® has partnered with the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) Performing Arts Center to make this location and all its programs and events Sensory InclusiveTM. This new initiative will promote an accommodating and positive experience for all guests with a sensory issue, no matter their age or ability.
The certification process ensures that the staff at the UIS Performing Arts Center are trained annually by leading medical professionals on how to recognize those guests with sensory needs and how to handle a sensory overload situation. KultureCity® Sensory Bags, equipped with noise-canceling headphones (provided by Puro Sound Labs), fidget tools, verbal cue cards, and KCVIP lanyards will be available to all guests at the UIS Performing Arts Center who may feel overwhelmed by this new environment. Lap Pads are also available upon request.
Prior to their visit, families and individuals can download the free KultureCity® App where one can view what sensory features are available and where they can access them including, Quiet Areas, where to get a KultureCity® Sensory Bag, where the Headphone Zones are etc. Also, on the App is Social Story which will provide a customized visual preview of what to expect while enjoying a visit to UIS Performing Arts Center.  Click Here to learn more about this program.