Effingham Performance Center to host Social Distancing Event Series


The Effingham Performance Center announces the addition of a Social Distancing Event Series to its fall line-up, including live music and live stand-up comedy.

Six events have been added to The EPC’s fall schedule:

  • Stand-up Comedy, featuring James Johann and Jodi White, September 12, $20 all seats

  • Clue, presented by Three Chicks & a Stage, October 8 to October 11, $20 all seats

  • Rising Stars Showcase, highlighting local student musicians, October 17, $10 all seats

  • Dennis Stroughmatt, presented by Illinois Old Time Fiddlers, October 24, $10 all seats

  • The Rocky Horror Show, an interactive movie experience, October 30, $12 all seats

In order to meet social distancing guidelines, seats can be purchased in “Fan Pods” with six feet of separation between each party.

“At this time, we are presenting concerts where we can socially distance our patrons by limiting the number of seats available,” said Kim Jansen, executive director of the EPC. “It will still be some time before we can host national touring acts and sold out shows in our auditorium, but we are taking small steps back.”

Jansen added she is excited to host events featuring local and regional artists and to present a variety of shows that appeal to many different audiences.

“Like our regular season schedule, our Social Distancing Event Series presents a variety of entertainment options including live music, comedy, theater, and movies,” said Jansen.  “It is a great opportunity for our local talent to take the stage.  We have so many talented artists in our community, and we look forward to having them perform live at our venue.”

The Effingham Performance Center will require all patrons to wear masks when entering the building and while traveling through the public areas in the building.  Once patrons are seated and socially distanced, they will have the option to remove their masks.

Tickets may be purchased at The EPC’s Box Office, by calling 217-540-2788 or online at www.ticketmaster.com/epc


To view all social distancing guidelines, click here.

Seating Chart:

Social Distancing Seating Chart