With the tap of the conductor’s baton or the opening of a curtain, a special presentation is about to begin. From there, the music swirling toward the hundreds of twinkling lights overhead or the dramatic performance of an actor will cause you to suspend belief — if only for a second. The Phillippe Performing Arts Center (PPAC) is the hub of IWU’s music and performance scene. Complete with a large auditorium, a recital hall, practice rooms, classrooms and the Black Box Theatre, this facility offers 73,000 square feet of space devoted to learning, practicing and performing. Whether it's concerts, recitals, performances or lectures, you’ll find no shortage of emotional expression in this facility.
The Phillippe is located just inside the east entrance of campus off of South Adams Street. From SR-15 (South Adams Street), enter campus at the main east entrance (just north of East 45th Street) by turning west onto University Boulevard. At the "T" intersection 100 yards ahead, turn left and follow University Boulevard a short distance before turning right (north) into the parking lot. The Phillippe is straight ahead, on the west end of the lot.
Parking is available to guests in the large lot east of the Phillippe. Additional parking is to the south of the Phillippe across University Boulevard.