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Fine Arts Information

Picture of Mary Poppins performance

The Fine Arts Theatre, located in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center, is the main stage for our theatrical, instrumental, and vocal performances.

Each year, our curtain rises for a fall and spring play, Summerset Theatre performances, and a Children’s Theatre performance. Our ensembles and community vocal groups, including The Royal Scots, The Chorale, The Youth Choir, and The Chamber Singers perform on this stage. Our instrumental groups, including the Big Band, The Concert Band, and The Orchestra also perform in the Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre.

The Ferguson Fine Arts Center has seating for approximately 400, including locations that are accessible to wheelchairs. An orchestra pit borders the theatre’s stage. Theatrical events have reserved seating placement. A seating chart can help you locate your place. Instrumental and vocal events do not have reserved seating placement; seats are available on a first-come basis.

Every seat is a good seat in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center. The Ferguson Fine Arts Center upgraded its sound and lighting systems a few years ago. New speakers provide the truest sound. The lighting is more brilliant and expressive; improvements and additions provide more on-line instruments and the latest in control systems technology.

Our guests can enjoy cookies, punch, and coffee during intermissions at most of our events. These are available for a free will offering.

In addition to the theatre, the costume shop, the make-up room, and the technical backstage area, the Ferguson Fine Arts Center is also home to The Highland Gallery, graphics design lab; drawing, painting, and pottery classrooms, as well as a computerized piano lab, instrumental music rooms. The Box Office and fine arts faculty offices are also located in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center.

A parking lot with nearly 300 spaces is located just outside the Ferguson Fine Arts Center. Maps and directions to the Ferguson Fine Arts Center can help visitors find their way.

Box Office

Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office three weeks prior to the event. Get ticket information here. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. The phone number is 815.599.3718, and the email address is

Tickets may be picked up the night of the performance.

Highland Campus

2998 W. Pearl City Rd. Freeport, IL 61032


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