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‘VT SERIES’ Subscription – Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How long do I have to renew my existing subscription?

A. Subscription renewals are accepted beginning Monday, June 14, 2021, at 10:00 A.M. (all times are CDT). All existing subscriber seats are released for sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 25, 2021, 10:00 A.M.  Please note that while an existing subscriber may choose to renew after that date, their original series seats will no longer be reserved and may be purchased by other patrons.

Need more time to decide? Email Mitch Marlow at and we will gladly hold onto your regular series seats until you are ready to complete your order.

Q. I’m not currently a subscriber. How do I become one? What is a ‘subscription’?

A. New subscriptions go on sale to the general public Friday, June 25, 2021, at 10:00 A.M. and are available for purchase at any point in the season (as long as four ‘VT Series’ shows remain available). A subscription is a purchase of tickets to a minimum of four ‘VT Series’ events, purchased at one time as part of the same transaction.

  • Example: a purchase of 2 tickets to 6 series events = 2 subscriptions.
  • Please note that subscriber discounts can be offered only on ‘VT Series’ events.
  • When you purchase 6 or more ‘VT Series’ events, you receive a Virginia Theatre Film Passport for each subscription! A Film Passport allows free admission to any and all Reel Deal, News-Gazette, and Rewind movie screenings at the Virginia this season. (Please note, this does not include Ebertfest titles.)

For more, or to order your subscription today, stop by our Box Office or call us at 217/356-9063.

Q. Can I buy tickets for my friend who is not a subscriber?

A. Additional tickets (“guest seats”) may be purchased to series and non-series events alike along with your subscription. Sorry, guest seats cannot be discounted and will be placed in best available open inventory.

Q. What if I already purchased tickets to a show that is part of this season’s ‘VT Series’?

A. If you have already purchased a ticket(s) to any of the 2021-2022 VT Series shows, those purchases will count toward your four ‘VT Series’ events this season.

Q. What if I ever want to sit in a different location from my regular series seats?

A. The box office tries to hold the same seats for each subscriber for each ‘VT Series’ show (on some occasions, we may not be able to hold your specific seats due to artist requirements), but you are always welcome to sit in different seats or price points from show-to-show, as long as those seats are open and not held by another subscriber or patron.

Q. Can I move to different seats when I renew this season?

A. If you would like to change your subscriber seat locations entirely this season, we will be happy to help! We can either re-seat you to an open location at the time of your renewal, or we can reserve you the best available seats just before they go on sale to the general public June 25. Please contact us to share your seating preferences, and we’ll be happy to take it from there! Please note: once you change your subscription seat locations, those will be your regular seats for the entire season.

Q. If I went to VT Series show in the past, does that count as a ‘VT Series’  event for my new subscription?

A. Sorry, tickets purchased to shows that were part of the theatre’s previous seasons do not count toward a new season subscription.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, June 10, 2018

Champaign, IL – The Champaign Park District has announced the initial lineup of concerts, films, dance, theatre, comedy, and other special events to take place in the 2018-2019 season at the historic Virginia Theatre, 203 West Park Avenue, Champaign, IL.  Season Subscriptions (to four or more shows in the theatre’s ‘VT Series’) go on sale Friday, June 29, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. at the Virginia box office, or charge by phone at 217-356-9063. Individual tickets to most shows go on sale at 10:00 A.M., Friday, July 20, 2018. For more information, visit thevirginia.org. The 2018-2019 Virginia Theatre Performing Arts Season is sponsored by The News-Gazette, WILL-Illinois Public Media, and WCIA-TV.

The 2018-2019 Virginia Theatre Performing Arts Season includes R&B sensations The O’Jays, Scottish-American comedian, author, and actor Craig Ferguson, and one of the country’s pre-eminent singer-songwriters, Rosanne Cash. The Virginia Theatre also proudly welcomes back Lyle Lovett, touring this year with legendary singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen. The schedule’s Winter events include holiday performances by 98°, Michael McDonald, and an appearance by the touring Broadway family show, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Also returning for the 2018-2019 season is the Virginia’s flexible Subscription package, with a specially-curated selection of over a dozen events to choose from. Subscribers pick four or more ‘VT Series’ shows and receive benefits like discounted tickets, first choice of premium seats, and the option to keep the same seats next season. Subscribers who purchase tickets to six or more ‘VT Series’ shows receive free admission to News-Gazette, Reel Deal and Rewind series movies all season long. Subscribers also get first choice of seats to events as they are added to the Virginia calendar throughout the year.

For a full list of 2018-2019 season events at the Virginia, along with information on subscribing, purchasing individual tickets, and more – click here to download the press release.

• Ice Cream & Independence – July 1, 2018
• CUTC’s Annie – Aug 2-5, 2018
• TAJMO: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band – Aug 9, 2018
• Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen – Oct 11, 2018
• The O’Jays – Oct 13, 2018
• Craig Ferguson – Oct 31, 2018
• Rosanne Cash – Nov 8, 2018
• 98 Degrees – Nov 28, 2018
• Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Musical – Dec 6, 2018
• Michael McDonald – Dec 9, 2018
• Andrew Peterson – Dec 12, 2018
• That’s What She Said – Mar 2, 2019
• CU Ballet’s Swan Lake – May 3-4, 2019

A full listing of the incredible year of entertainment can be found here.



Dinner & Concert Giveaway ft. Hamilton Walker’s & Pat Benatar/Neil Giraldo at Virginia Theatre

Enter to win a fabulous Dinner & Concert Package! Simply fill out the form below by Wednesday, 6/13 @ 10am and be entered to win a $100 gift card to Hamilton Walker’s and a pair of tickets to see Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo on 6/15 at Virginia Theatre!