Who We Are

About Festival 56 and the Princeton Theatre Group

Founded in 2003, Princeton Theatre Group is a volunteer driven, non-profit arts organization dedicated to developing Princeton and the surrounding region as a home for professional theatre and theatre arts education. Festival 56 offers professional theatre in central Illinois and is produced by Princeton Theatre Group.

Learning Stage, the education committee of Princeton Theatre Group, promotes theatre arts education and enrichment for children and adults. Camp 56, a two-week summer theatre camp for children, is sponsored by Learning Stage.

The mission of Festival 56 is to present a wide selection of the most memorable plays and musicals throughout history, from the plays of William Shakespeare to the new generation of Broadway composers.

Recent News

Calitri and Seib named new Artistic Directors of Festival 56

Calitri and Seib named new Artistic Directors of Festival 56

Festival 56 and its Board of Directors have announced that Jimmy Calitri and Tim Seib will become the company’s co-artistic directors effective immediately. They will succeed Tommy Iafrate who last June announced his July 2022 departure after five years in the role....

Home for the Holidays Lights

Home for the Holidays Lights

Festival 56 is proud to be part of the Home for the Holidays lights display at the Bureau County Fairgrounds with our tribute to “The Nutcracker”! Three more weekends to see the lights – Friday, Saturday, Sunday until Christmas Evening. Happy holidays to all our...

Learning Stage is the Education Committee of Princeton Theatre Group.

BOX OFFICE HOURS

Offseason Hours TBA

For tickets, please leave a message at the Box Office phone 815-879-5656 Ext 11.

The Box Office opens one hour before performances

LOCATION

Festival 56
316 S. Main Street
Princeton, Illinois 61356