Special Events at Heartland

AN INSIDE LOOK:  Two weeks before opening of every show, a collaboration with the Normal Public Library.  Designers and Director share behind-the-scenes insight on the play at NPL.  Free to the public

FAMILY & FRIENDS Opening Night for every show at Heartland!  First Friday Performance.  Complimentary Wine Served in the Lobby.

2 FOR 1 Saturday Matinee: On the performing date of each show, there is a 2:00 pm Saturday matinee that has 2 for 1 pricing IF you ask for it when making your reservations.  Call 309.452.8709 or email [email protected].

PLAY DATE!:  Saturday Matinee at 2 pm – Free Theatre Class for kids Grade K-6 while parents watch the play at 2-for-1 prices.  Deadline to reserve Thursday before Matinee

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN Opening Preview – First Thursday of every show.  No reservations taken. Pay what you can afford for this opening preview.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Second Sunday of every show, following the matinee. The panel includes experts on the human issue of the play. Questions are taken from the audience. No charge.  Listed here.

Panel Discussion following STELLA AND LOU with panelist Lori Bergner, September 2018
Patrons enjoying the Sponsor Reception for STELLA AND LOU, September 2018

SPONSOR RECEPTION: Held every first Saturday night following the show.  The reception includes the introduction of the director, actors and staff and opens up to questions from guest patrons.  Wine and desserts are served.

Playwrights Reception for New Plays From The Heartland 2019 Midwest One-Act Plays Festival, July 2019

SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT PARTY: March each year to announce our new season.

35th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Fall of 2021.  Heartland was founded in October, 1986.

Winning Playwrights after Master Class with Visiting Playwright Brett Neveu for New Plays From The Heartland, July 2019

CLASSES: Periodically, Heartland offers classes in playwriting, acting and more.  Check with box office for upcoming classes: [email protected]

Location: 1110 Douglas St, One Normal Plaza, Normal IL 61761 | Mailing Address:  PO Box 1833, Bloomington IL 61702

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