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The Virginia Theatre

203 W Park Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-3928
+1 217-356-9063
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Intimate venue

A restored old theater, the Virginia has been updated while maintaining its old world charm.As a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thank Heaven for David Wyper

This is a wonderful classic old theater. It hosted great performers from the Vaudeville era. In the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Monticello, IL
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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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203 W Park Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-3928
+1 217-356-9063
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A restored old theater, the Virginia has been updated while maintaining its old world charm.As a multi use venue, the sight lines and acoustics are first rate. We have seen dance shows, rock concerts and movies here, and have always enjoyed the experience.vBulletin

Thank 2barefoot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful classic old theater. It hosted great performers from the Vaudeville era. In the 1970s it operated as a movie theater. A Wurlitzer organ rises up to the stage. Seeing a production here is a unique experience. About 25 years ago the...More

Thank sagamon
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Saw Peter Frampton accoustic tour here. The seating arrangements allow for a good view of the stage. Enjoyed the place; only they had some kind of technical problem that interrupted the concert twice. My wife had been here before and all went well.

Thank mrjlsee
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Very pretty and well taken care of theater, a great place to go with family. One of my new favorite places to bring the kids. Would much rather spend my money here than a big time box office theater.

Thank mizzi89
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The Virginia Theatre has been beautifully renovated so if you haven't been in a long while you will be pleasantly surprised! Comfortable seating, beer and wine service provided by Farren's in the lobby for some events and great staff!

Thank The_Kannan_Family
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We have attended quite a few concerts at the Virginia theater through the years. And attended the Roger Evert Festival. The acoustics are fabulous but the lack of leg room( especially in the balcony where I prefer to sit because I am short)even I have...More

Thank micks92
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Love this theater. Had tickets reserved at will-call. They were there and seating was excellent. Show was great. The organist played and when finished the riser came down and the play began. Acoustics were great. Lighting was perfect. House lights came up during intermission. Bathrooms...More

Thank Ed V
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Went there as a treat for my birthday with our cousins. We watched Casablanca. Before the movie a gentleman played a 750-pipe Wurlitzer organ. He found out it was my birthday and played Happy birthday for me and the entire theater sang to me. It...More

Thank sarasumark
Reviewed 12 September 2016

A beautiful facility, nicely maintained with a wide variety of performances. While view lines are good, seat rows are tight for those with longer legs. Still for central Illinois, a great location to see a show.

Thank sunshinetravel3
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We are senior citizens. We have been to the Virginia Theatre for 2 performances recently. The first time we had seats downstairs on the side. The seats were roomy with adequate leg room. The second time our seats were upstairs. The seats were crowded and...More

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22 April 2016|
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Response from Steven B | Property representative |
The Virginia Theatre has 1463 seats.