Illinois Theater Center

Illinois Theater Center

Illinois Theater Center

The Illinois Theatre Center opened in 1976 as the first and only professional theater in the South Suburbs of Chicago. In April, 2012, following the death of co-founder and Artistic Director Etel Billig, and faced with insurmountable debt due to dwindling income, the theater closed permanently.

We invite you to visit the Illinois Theatre Center’s Facebook page, where you can view hundreds of photos from 36 years of musicals, comedies and dramas. Feel free to comment and share any memories you have.

Our lovely, intimate and comfortable 179 seat theatre will be available for rent to performing arts groups or individuals. Starting in July, 2012. Contact Park Forest Village Manager Thomas Mick

Thanks and goodbye!