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TICKET SALES START FRIDAY FOR THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, TO BENEFIT COURAGE CONNECTION

CHAMPAIGN, IL — A gender-inclusive group of over 70 community performers are coming together for one night only to perform playwright Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues to raise money and awareness for local domestic violence program Courage Connection. The show will take place at the historic Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign on Friday, August 25, […] Continue Reading

Movies at The Virginia 2017-2018 Season

LA LA LAND (2016)  Reel Deal TUE & THUR, August 29 & 31, 2017 (7pm) Tickets: $5 On Sale Date: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 – 10am A surprising bittersweet love story with captivating musical numbers and two great performances by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, playing a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress who meet and fall […] Continue Reading

PLAN AHEAD WITH A 2018-2019 SEASON SUBSCRIPTION AT THE VIRGINIA THEATRE!

The Champaign Park District offers a flexible season subscription option at the Virginia Theatre, with a specially-curated list of over a dozen events to choose from. Just pick four or more “VT Series” events and get great perks that include: Discounted tickets First choice of premium seats Option to keep your same seats when you […] Continue Reading

CHAMPAIGN PARK DISTRICT ANNOUNCES VIRGINIA THEATRE 2017-2018 PERFORMING ARTS SEASON

The Champaign Park District has announced the lineup of concerts, movies, dance, theatre, comedy, and special events to take place in 2017-2018 at the historic Virginia Theatre. Season subscriptions (to four or more shows in the theatre’s ‘VT’ series) go on sale Friday, June 23, 2017, at 10:00 A.M. at the Virginia box office, or […] Continue Reading

Announcing… A Special Announcement!

Announcing… A Special Announcement! Don’t miss the Virginia Theatre’s 2017-2018 Performing Arts Season Announcement: Thursday, June 1st! What a season 2016-2017 turned out to be! With concerts from the likes of Chicago, Ricky Skaggs, Grace Potter, Under the Streetlamp and Peter Frampton, comedy from Nick Offerman, CUTC’s return with Oklahoma, The Moth Radio Hour, That’s […] Continue Reading

The Films of Steven Spielberg

  Schedule: June 13-15  Schindler’s List (1993) Rated R (195 min)  June 20 & 22  Jaws (1975) Rated PG (124 min) June 27 & 29  E.T. The Extraterrestrial (1982) Rated PG (132 min) See all three for $10! Get a Spielberg Pass here. Spanning three decades, our June films demonstrate the power of Steven Spielberg’s storytelling skills. One of the […] Continue Reading

EBERTFEST AND THE ILLINOIS MARATHON – Parking Access & Directions

Saturday, April 22nd (7 A.M.-3 P.M.) Closures dependent on race times.  Various portions of route may open earlier.  Parking Access & Directions For maps, visit: Marathon Traffic Beltway: http://illinoismarathon.com/wp-content/uploads/IL_Marathon_beltway.pdf?x16837  City of Champaign Hill Street Parking Deck and municipal parking lots: http://champaignil.gov/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/parkingmap.jpg   Directions to Ebertfest To get to the Virginia Theatre from southern Champaign on […] Continue Reading

EBERTFEST ANNOUNCES PANELS AT THE 2017 FESTIVAL

19th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival // April 19-23, 2017 in Champaign, IL The 19th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert, also known as ‘Ebertfest,’ announced today the panel discussions that will take place during the festival. All of the panels address the themes of the festival this year: empathy, […] Continue Reading

PETER FRAMPTON TO RETURN TO C-U FOR RESCHEDULED CONCERT AT HISTORIC VIRGINIA THEATRE, FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017

Champaign, IL – Grammy Award-winning singer-guitarist PETER FRAMPTON will appear for a special rescheduled concert at the historic Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign on Friday, April 14, at 8:00 P.M. (with doors opening at 7:00 P.M.)  Patrons with tickets from the artist’s postponed March 30th show at the Virginia will receive new tickets for the […] Continue Reading

The Films of Martin Scorsese

  Schedule: May 22-23  Raging Bull (1980) Rated R (129 min)  May 24-25  After Hours (1985) Rated R (97 min) May 26  The Last Waltz (1978) Rated PG (117 min)  See all three for $10! Get a Scorsese Pass here. Regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers working today, Martin Scorsese makes landmark movies that other filmmakers look to with reverence. His […] Continue Reading