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Raue Center for the Arts

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Cool! w/ Great Acoustics

Space is similar to a high school theatre. In a good way. The sound was superb and the ticket... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2018
Wheeling, Illinois
We love the Raue!

Quaint theater to see musicals, comedians and plays. Last night we saw "Heartache Tonight". A... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2017
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26 N Williams St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4404
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Reviewed January 12, 2018

Space is similar to a high school theatre. In a good way. The sound was superb and the ticket prices were very reasonable which is hard to find. Concert was in January and it was cold outside and it was cold inside also. We had...More

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Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

Quaint theater to see musicals, comedians and plays. Last night we saw "Heartache Tonight". A tribute band to the rock band the Eagles. This is the second time we have seen this outstanding band. My sweetheart is a donation member to the Raue. Also planning...More

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

This is a good place to see a performance. They bring in a variety of acts (authors, musical artists, comedians, movies, etc...)

Thank Todd C
Reviewed October 16, 2017

For my birthday, my husband bought tickets to the "Nutcracker" and was my first musical and I loved it. Since then I've seen other musicals and comedians. I'm glad its part of the Crystal Lake downtown. Fun times.

Thank chris g
Reviewed July 19, 2017

wonderful shows-both locally produced and touring companies in a marvelous setting. Free convenient parking. Near wonderful restaurants.

Thank Beth G
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Excellent!! We have seen them for many years and we have never been disappointed! We look forward to this year.

Thank David K
Reviewed May 24, 2017

I've been to this venue twice in the last few years as a favorite singer has performed here. Its a really nice place to see a concert as there is really not a bad seat in the whole place and the acoustics are fantastic It...More

Thank petrohd
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Just saw Three Blonde Moms at The Raue Center. What a great show. The Rau Center is an intimate venue that really enhances your entertainment experience. It is highly recomended.

Thank Ryan R
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

It's always a good time seeing a comedy show at the Raue. A quant theater with wonderful volunteers that keep it a place you always want to go back to.

Thank rolla58
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

I have always seen great performances at The Raue. Excellent Christmas musical. Funny, lively, and well executed. Great views from anywhere.

Thank Heidi-ready-2-travel
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