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Places and Spaces

WTTW invites you to visit some of the most unique performance places and spaces across Illinois.  Join host Phil Ponce for this cultural journey on Arts Across Illinois, made possible by the Illinois Arts Council, on Friday, November 17 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, November 19 at 5:30 pm.

Host Phil Ponce



THE PLAY'S THE THING - But it's not the only thing happening at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in west suburban Oak Brook, where the First Folio Shakespeare Festival takes place each summer.  

Alison Vesely
First Folio Shakespeare Festival
146 Juliet Ct.
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514


BEST OF THE MIDWEST - That's what you'll find at the Midwest Folk Festival.  It was Illinois' first time holding the annual event and the historic Swedish village of Bishop Hill in Western Illinois played host to the thousands of visitors.

Mike Wendel
Bishop Hill Heritage Association
P.O. Box 92
Bishop Hill, IL 61419
e-mail: [email protected]


NO SMALL VICTORY - Chicago's Tony award winning Victory Gardens Theater has a new home-the newly renovated historic Biograph Theater, best known as the spot where gangster John Dillinger was gunned down by FBI agents in 1934.  Arts Across Illinois will be there for the grand opening.

Marcelle McVay
Managing Director
Victory Gardens Theater
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL  60614


THE MOZART EFFECT- Every summer the town of Woodstock is transformed by the Woodstock Mozart Festival, bringing performers, conductors and visitors from around the world to this small town in Northern Illinois.

Anita Whalen
General Director
Woodstock Mozart Festival

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