Great shows! Great theater! Come see us!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2021 6-9 PM
Betty Jane's Kitchen Outdoor Space -
1249 N. Main St. Paris, IL
Food and Beverages available for purchase
*Did we mention that this concert is Free?!
This is a Thank You to our community for supporting us and returning to the Arts! No ticket required-just bring your lawn chair or blanket!
NEW SEASON. NEW SCHEDULE.
We at the PCOFA want you to know that “Performances on the Prairie” are updated as we look forward to the future!
Your ticket is still good! Any tickets purchased for this season's shows prior to June 1, 2021 will be reprinted and mailed in August.
INDIVIDUAL and discounted SEASON TICKETS (!) will be available starting June 1, 2021.
To answer any questions or to make a charitable donation,
Thursday, September, 23, 2021 at 6:30 PM
What better way to celebrate the end of summer than with the songs of the Beach Boys performed by Sail On, the most booked Beach Boys tribute in the world!
Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM
It’s impossible to put Taylor Mason in a box. He’s been entertaining the planet for 25 years with his unique combination of ventriloquism, music and comedy.
Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM
Country is in the house!
In 2014, this talented Tennessean caught the attention of country legend Garth Brooks who invited him to open shows on the 2016 Garth Brooks World Tour.
Karen Peck and New River
Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 7:00 PM
Just in time for Christmas, five-time Grammy nominated, seven-time GMA Dove Award winners Karen Peck and New River bring the gift of gospel music to the PCOFA.
Embraceable You – The Music of George Gershwin
Friday, February 25, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Prepare to be dazzled by this scintillating show acclaimed as musical theatre at its finest! Sizzling dance numbers, nostalgic ballads and romantic comedy, all backed by live musicians and set under the 1948 Paris (France!) sky.
Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Back by popular demand, this enormously gifted concert pianist has travelled the world receiving lavish praise.Kara Huber returns to her roots in Oakland, IL for a visit with family and a long-awaited performance on The Moke Owens Memorial Grand Piano at the PCOFA.
The Great Dubois, Masters of Variety
Friday, March 18, 2022 at 7:00 PM
A fast-paced, high energy circus show for all ages – showcasing incredible feats of juggling, hula hoops, unicycle, aerial, circus stunts, contortion, magic and audience interaction all wrapped up in a blanket of comedy.
Collision of Rhythm
Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Described as “Stomp meets Blue Man meets Cirque du Soleil,” Collision of Rhythm is a duo comprised of tap-dancing classical virtuoso, Aaron Williams, and beatbox-juggling keynote speaker, Bronkar Lee.
Welcome to the Prairie
We are the Paris Center of Fine Arts.
Come experience events that range from musical performances to cultural arts.
Settled in the cozy town of Paris, Ill, we offer a warm and inviting atmosphere with a state of the art facility.
Enjoy not only the theater but the charm of the Midwest.
What People Are Saying
"This is by far the best Theater I've been in, and that includes The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and many more. And it doesn't stop there, the Paris Community hit a home run with the new high school facility. Congratulations to all involved."
"Incredible venue!!! Intimate seating, great size stage, and well equipped with lighting and sound."
"Perfect theatre for any type of performance, large or small!"
"This theatre is AMAZING! Not only is it beautiful, but the sound is also awesome and the seating is perfect! What a gem! And it is located in the quaint town (Paris, IL). They have some great shows! Don't miss out!