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The Arts Events


CLC continues to offer diverse audience opportunities reflecting our ongoing campus life and arts programs. Most events are open to the public.

Check back soon for Fall 2022 events!

  • 41st Annual Student Art Competition - April 8 to May 5

  • Women's Show - February 25 to March 25

  • Spring CLC Ceramics Sale - April 19 and 20

  • 2022 Fear No Art Festival - April 22 and 23

For more information contact Valerie Alpert at valpert@clcillinois.edu

  • Touki Bouki - April 1

  • White Material - May 6

  • Nights of the Kings - June 3

All International Film screenings are held in C105, 7 p.m. and are sponsored by the Department of Global Engagement.

WARNING: Films have adult content and are not suitable for children. Subtitled when necessary.

For information, contact Chris Cooling at ccooling@clcillinois.edu or (847) 543-2623.


  • Author Readings: Kaveh Akbar - April 13

  • Willow Review Literary Magazine - April 21

  • Prairie Voices - April 28

  • Music Ticket Prices

All concerts will be held at the Mainstage Theatre.

  • Gruesome Playground Injuries - April 8, 9, 10, 15 and 16

  • Into the Woods - July 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Into the Woods Auditions - May 16 and 17


Ticket Information

For Dance, Music and Theatre Performances


  • Buy tickets online at jlcenter.clcillinois.edu or buy tickets in person at Room P112, located in the Rotunda Lobby of the James Lumber Center for Performing Arts (19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, IL)
  • Box Office hours: Monday to Friday, Noon to 5 p.m.
  • For more information, call (847) 543-2300 or email clcboxoffice@clcillinois.edu

Additional Ticket Information

  • All patrons entering a JLC Theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
  • All ticket sales are final. No refunds.
  • Many live performances, due to their quiet nature, are not suitable for children under age 3.
  • NOTE: All ticket prices listed include $2 JLC facility fee.

Safety Procedures

  • Masks are optional in public spaces for everyone at CLC and the JLC. The JLC will have masks available for those who prefer to wear a mask. Seating in the Mainstage will have reduced capacity for social distancing. CLC has enhanced cleaning procedures in the theatre, restroom and common touchpoints. Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the JLC lobby. Performers onstage will be unmasked.
  • Seating in the Mainstage will have reduced capacity for safety precautions
  • The JLC has enhanced its cleaning procedures in the theatre, restrooms and common touchpoints.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the JLC lobby
  • Accessibility

    The James Lumber Center is ADA compliant. It is wheelchair accessible and offers assistive listening devices, Braille signage and other amenities. To arrange for other accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter, please contact the Box Office at least two to three weeks in advance at (847) 543-2300.