Live Events

The Normal Theater is a fantastic, intimate space for a live concert or performance. With a maximum seating capacity of 390, the theater is in that "just right" zone of being not too-big and not too-small.

While the Normal Theater does not share the common history of many early 20th Century cinemas that began their lives as theatre or vaudeville spaces, the acoustics of the space are perfect for live voices or instruments. A great listening room, the theater is home to many different performances, with more and more being booked all the time.


We look forward to sharing with you some fantastic live events this year!
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CHIP STEPHENS & GLENN WILSON IN CONCERT

Join us for this live concert celebrating the release of "Sadness & Soul," the new album from Chip Stephens & Glenn Wilson. The album doesn't come out until October 18th, but you'll be able to pick up a copy at the theater the night of the show! The concert is free to attend, and will also offer a preview of the upcoming events in our Jazz / On Screen series.  Baritone saxophone and piano duets are rare in jazz, but bari saxist Glenn Wilson and pianist Chip Stephens prove throughout Sadness and Soul that these instruments belong together. The low horn's unexpectedly broad range and rich timbres, turned to song by a lyrical yet tough melody-maker, and the piano's grand as well as close-up possibilities, brought to life by an inventive improviser with a deft touch, here result in warm, balanced, fluid music made from smartly chosen jazz standards and two originals played with feeling -- for expressivity, yes, and for fun.

09/21   @   7:00pm

WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!

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SURVIVORS: LOCAL STORIES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Illinois State University professor Dr. Shelly Clevenger and her CJS 342 Victimology class, in coordination with YWCA Stepping Stones and Neville House, will be coordinating a performance highlighting quotes from local survivors about domestic violence and their healing. All ticket proceeds will benefit YWCA Stepping Stones and Neville House. We hope you can join us for this impactful and important night of performance.

Please contact Shelly Clevenger at slcleve@ilstu.edu or (724) 840-7485 for questions or concerns. 

09/30   @   7:00pm

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  1. Sat, Sep 21

    Chip Stephens & Glenn Wilson in Concert
    Join us for this live concert celebrating the release of "Sadness & Soul," the new alb...
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  1. Mon, Sep 30

    Survivors: Local Stories of Domestic Violence
    Illinois State University professor Dr. Shelly Clevenger and her CJS 342 Victimology class, in coord...
    Learn More
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