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The Watseka Theatre Champaign


The Watseka Theatre is beautiful restored 1931 art deco 394 seat theatre. Its located 92 miles from Chicago. The theatre also has a gourmet restaurant and full bar. Tickets are available at the theatre, by phone or www.watsekatheatre.com We look forward to bringing to the community the opportunity of experiencing a variety of entertainment arts; from concerts, live music & professional dance troupes to dinner theatre, local talent shows, private events such as weddings, and special holiday productions. The building was designed by the famous Louis Skidmore of “Skidmore, Owens and Merrill.” The Watseka Theatre is believed to be the only theatre he ever designed. He went on to become the “Chief Architect” of the 1933 Century of Progress Chicago Worlds Fair. You may be familiar with some of his and his firms most renown buildings, such as the New York United Nations Building, Chicago Sears Tower and the John Hancock Center. The Watseka Theatre is definitely a “Diamond in Our Own Backyard.”