Dress Rehearsal

When you need to get ready for your own event, we’re here to help. We can cater private functions, provide food for receptions, rent costumes, and loan props.


We can customize catering services for private meetings, breakfasts, luncheons, and dinners for groups of up to 225 guests and receptions for up to 2,000 people. For more information, contact the director of food services at 217/333-9718.

Costume Rentals

Krannert Center’s Costume Rentals provides costumes for theatrical productions, operas, films, festivals, and special events. With an astonishing array of more than 75,000 garments ranging from period undergarments to period outerwear to contemporary pieces, Krannert Center is an ideal place to visit or contact for all of your costume needs. Our staff members will be delighted to assist you in navigating our extensive stock. For more information, call 217/333-6709 or email costumerentals@krannertcenter.illinois.edu. You can also head to our Costume Rentals page for details.

Prop Rentals

With four storage locations across campus, the Prop Shop is home to a little bit of everything—from sofas to chandeliers to toys. Prop Shop rentals are by appointment on Mondays and Fridays from mid-August through May. Contact the Prop Shop staff at 217/333-9720.

Space Rentals

Most spaces within the Center are available for rent. Our private rooms can host your meetings, luncheons, dinner parties, weddings, memorial services, and receptions. The floor-to-ceiling windows of the Krannert Room and the rich carpets and ample tables of the Tryon Festival Theatre Foyer provide the ambience ideal for meetings, displays, receptions, or cocktail parties. When production schedules allow, we regularly book events on the theatre stages, which offer extraordinary spaces to make your function special—and don’t forget about the expansive Lobby! For more information, call 217/244-6298 or send an email message to spacerequest@krannertcenter.illinois.edu.