Moving Forward…

With your help, the Fischer Theatre is moving forward. We want very much to be able to provide you, our friends and neighbors, with access to films, concerts, and everything in between. We all are in need of some respite and perhaps an escape, now more than ever. And so we are beginning to operate again, in a limited capacity. And like you, we are so ready. But we are also cautious in our optimism. We understand that this requires that we listen to the advice of health experts, be smart about the situation, and be kind to one another. So we have a plan to keep our theatre clean and you, our valued patrons and friends, safe. We’ll do what we can and make the best of it together!

At the moment, we will be able to accommodate up to 50 patrons on our main floor, 50 in our mezzanine level, and 50 in our balcony for certain events. We think that we can make this work. And we do this with the understanding that social distancing is vital for the safety of our guests so we will be ensuring that you have that opportunity in our historic theatre. Please understand that what we do and how we do it may be subject to change as we navigate this path, learning and evolving as we go.

Please check out our upcoming events for dates, times, information, and an electronic way to purchase your tickets to our limited programming. And don’t forget that we are still offering to rent the theatre out to your private party as well. Join us if you are ready, and please consider financially supporting us and our mission as a “Friend of the Fischer” also! A theatre is nothing without its patrons and your support is what keeps this dream a reality. It is because of your continued generosity that the Fischer Theatre has been able to provide access to the arts to our community dating back to 1884. And with your continued support we will never go dark so long as we have you, our Friends!


Jason Rome

Executive Director

Fischer Theatre

Danville, Illinois


We are beginning to operate in a limited capacity in adherence to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan, that we are only offering online advance ticket sales, and that patrons attending will need to wear a mask when not seated. Please understand that what we do and how we do it may be subject to change as we navigate this path, learning and evolving as we go. Thank you!

The Fischer Theatre opened its doors for the very first time on November 5, 1884. The Grand Opening feature was the Emma Abbott Grand English Opera Company presenting “King for a Day.”

It was the first opera company formed by a woman in the United States.


3D Virtual Tour courtesy of Mary Surprenant




(217) 213-6162


158 North Vermilion St.
Danville, Illinois 61832


Jason Rome

Executive Director

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Ashton Greer

Operations Director

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