exterior view of The Effingham Performance Center

Effingham Performance Center

The Effingham Performance Center, operated by the not-for-profit organization Arts Connection of Central Illinois, hosts a variety of programs each year, including national, regional and local shows. With 1,518 seats, our auditorium has outstanding sight lines, comfortable seats and excellent acoustics, making every performance enjoyable.

More than 30 performances are presented each season, including Country, Rock, Contemporary, Comedy, Dance, Christian and Blue Grass. We also have comedy, drama, children’s shows and so much more!

A few of this season’s nationally recognized acts include: Charlie Daniels Band, The Oak Ridge Boys, Lonestar, Larry the Cable Guy, Restless Heart, Tesla, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Casting Crowns. We hope to see you soon at a show!

Arts Connection of Central Illinois (ACCI)

Arts Connection of Central Illinois (ACCI), established in 2010, exclusively operates the Effingham Performance Center, allowing EPC to take advantage of assistance available to nonprofits, as well as, providing tax deduction incentives for gifts from individuals and businesses.

Our Mission

ACCI was established for the citizens of Effingham County and beyond to:

  • Showcase arts and entertainment
  • Encourage interaction with appreciation of live performance
  • Endorse the educational process
  • Enhance quality of life and cultural vitality of the region