A Great Escape: A Student’s Perspective on Krannert Center

By Matt Renne

Escape to Krannert Center!

While the University of Illinois’ campus here in Urbana-Champaign is its own bustling city with lots to offer, you often need to get away to focus on your work, or just relax. In my two years at the University, I’ve found the gem that is Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. I guess it’s possible to overlook the multi-functionality that Krannert Center has to offer, but you only need to step inside to see the many different worlds that converge within its walls.

Homework and studying are the most demanding parts of college life, and it’s often difficult to find an environment where you can focus on these tasks. The Krannert Center has a perfect environment to buckle down and get to work. Whether your in the Intermezzo cafe, the main lobby, or even outside at the Amphitheatre on a beautiful day, you’ll be sure to find the spot that’s just for you.

If you ever catch those hunger pangs but don’t have the time to go to the dining hall, refresh at Intermezzo where they have great food and drinks that will be sure to keep you going for the rest of the day. It’s also great for when you’re settled in studying and don’t want to leave just to get food.

Perhaps the most rewarding part of Krannert Center though, is the amazing performances for which it is known. With the stresses of school, you often need to just escape and get some pure entertainment. The Center hosts performances almost every night, and the wide variety is sure to capture your specific interests, or even open you up to ones you never expected! From classic symphonies to modern dance, Shakespearean tragedies to acrobatic circuses, or even student featured productions, you’ll be sure to lose yourself in the stunning talents of the performers. And remember, student tickets are only $10, that’s much cheaper than a night out on campus.

No matter what you’re looking for, chances are you’ll find it at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Don’t be shy, stop on over and see what one of the shining aspects of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has to offer you!


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