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James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts

Contact Us

Phone: (847) 543-2300

To reserve a theatre facility, contact:
Kendell McBride, Office Manager
Grayslake, Room P112
Phone: (847) 543-2077
Fax: (847) 543-2629

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    12 to 5 p.m.

The JLC is a state-of-the-art facility ideal for showcasing the power and value of the performing arts in Lake County. The Center features three performance spaces to accommodate professional touring events and concerts, as well as college music, dance and theatre department performances and productions.

In addition to quality entertainment, the JLC provides:

  • Affordable ticket prices
  • Central Lake County location
  • Comfortable seats with no obstructed views
  • Free parking

The James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at College of Lake County is celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season.

Planning is underway for a pre-season Open House event on September 18, from 12-4:30 p.m. The JLC’s fantastic roster of 2021-2022 professional shows commences with the season opener, Colin Mochrie’s HYPROV, on Friday, October 8.

Visit the JLC events page for updates on the 2021/2022 Season

All individuals should wear a mask while at the JLC and on campus, regardless of vaccination status.

When gathering with others, watch your physical distancing and maintain 6 feet distance whenever possible.

(Effective August 5, 2021)