Live Events

The Normal Theater is a fantastic, intimate space for a live concert or performance. With a maximum seating capacity of 390, the theater is in that "just right" zone of being not too-big and not too-small.

While the Normal Theater does not share the common history of many early 20th Century cinemas that began their lives as theatre or vaudeville spaces, the acoustics of the space are perfect for live voices or instruments. A great listening room, the theater is home to many different performances, with more and more being booked all the time.

We look forward to sharing with you some fantastic live events this year!


A Jazz / On Screen presentation with Further Jazz, Inc.

Miles Davis provided the score for Louis Malle's first film, a suspenseful noir thriller featuring Jeanne Moreau. A self-assured businessman murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events. NR / 91 min.In French w/ subtitles.

Stick around after the film for a concert by Glenn Wilson & Friends featuring the music of Miles Davis.

01/18   @   7:00pm





Kicking off the 44th Annual IWU Jazz Festival, this all-star concert will showcase the festival's clinicians and guest artists playing the music of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. This concert is free to attend and open to the public. Featuring: Glenn Wilson – saxophone Robert Sears – trumpet Tim Pitchford – trombone Chip Stephens – piano Jeff Halsey – bass Matt Endres – drums The IWU Jazz Festival is a non-competitive “comments-only” festival which has been celebrated for decades as the starting point of the jazz season for Illinois high school and junior high school jazz groups, including vocal ensembles. For more information on the festival please visit the festival website.

01/31   @   7:00pm

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    IWU Jazz Festival All-Stars In Concert Kicking off the 44th Annual IWU Jazz Festival, this all-star concert will showcase the festival's cl...
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