Announcing the 2023-24 Performing Arts Series for Students (PASS) Season!

August 10, 2023

The first date reservations will be accepted is Thursday, September 7.

For more than 50 years, if you, your child, or your grandchild took a school class field trip to Millikin University’s Kirkland Fine Arts Center to see a show, that was likely a PASS performance presented by the Decatur Area Arts Council.

Designed to open doors to learning through the performing arts, approximately 5,000 area children attend these shows each year. All PASS performances are held at Kirkland. This amazing program provides students with the opportunity to see a professional performance, in a world-class facility, on a college campus, opening their young eyes to a wider world of possibilities.

The shows offered this season are:

Area teachers and homeschool groups can reserve seats for the program(s) that best suit the needs of their classes. The first date reservations will be accepted is Thursday, September 7, beginning at 8 a.m. by calling 217-423-3189.

All shows are $5 per student except Dreams and Fantasies: An Orchestral Adventure, which is free.

If you would like your child to take advantage of this excellent opportunity, contact your school’s principal and/or teachers. Homeschoolers are also welcome.

Thank you to our sponsors; Amherst F. Hardy Foundation, John Ullrich Foundation Trust, Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information, contact or 217-423-3189.


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