Krannert Center Giving Weekend Apr 12-14
There’s a miracle on the prairie, and it first opened its doors on April 19, 1969. Krannert Center for the Performing Arts was the realization of a dream—unique in both scale and mission and committed to inclusive excellence and uncommon impact. During the Come Home Weekend, as Krannert Center celebrates five decades of impact, we’re asking you to invest now to advance the mission for future generations to come.
Every gift—of any amount—matters!
Support Community Gathering at Uncorked
It’s a simple premise—a weekly wine tasting sponsored by the Center and featuring live performances by local musicians on selected dates. But Krannert Uncorked has become so much more than that, and now you can keep it going strong by contributing to our new Access for All campaign.
Building Community at the Opening Night Party
On Friday, September 7, Krannert Center’s two-season 50th-anniversary celebration burst forth at the free Opening Night Party. In the central lobby, over 2000 revelers of every age grooved together to the sounds of Ranky Tanky, Baracutanga, New Orleans Jazz Machine, and AJ Ghent; created crafting masterpieces; and united with friends old and new.
ACCESS FOR ALL TWO-SEASON CHALLENGE
Access to the arts is at the core of the Krannert Center mission—access to diverse world-class artistry; to a welcoming, premier facility; to powerful public engagement; and to educational programs that inspire audiences of all ages. Krannert Center believes that everyone deserves to experience the life-affirming power of the performing arts.
Suzi McDonald joined Krannert Center’s staff in 1981, serving as the very first Audience Education Director and passionately pioneering opportunities for the Center to extend its community impact through programs like Krannert Caravan, Within Reach, Residence Hall Outreach, and the Krannert Center Community Volunteer Program.