Play Date!



pay 2-for-1 prices to see the show…and your children enjoy a FREE creative theater class!

Play Date for 10-Minute Play Festival: Saturday, June 29 at 2 pm

Play Date for The Electric Baby: Saturday, September 28 at 2 pm

Play Date for Outside Mullingar: Saturday, November 16 at 2 pm

Play Date for Waiting for Godot: Saturday, February 22 at 2 pm

Play Date for The Cake: Saturday, April 18 at 2 pm

For people who want to see a play at Heartland, but find it challenging to find child care: have we got a deal for you!

Bring your children who are Kindergarten – 6th Grade to Heartland on Saturdays before the 2:00 pm matinee, for a free theatre class for kids in the Community Room next to the box office window at Heartland.

A group of students from the Illinois State Theatre Outreach Program (ISTOP) will provide theatre games and loads of fun while you sit back and enjoy some adult time in the theatre. All ISTOP students involved are in the ISU Theatre Education program. They have been background checked and are currently working in area schools.   

Parents and Grandparents get 2-for-1 tickets to the show and child care is covered during the performance!

The Details:

Make reservations and mention “Play Date” and the number of children coming with you.  Arrive by 1:40 pm to deliver your children to class and pick up your 2-for-1 tickets to enjoy the play! DEADLINE TO RESERVE IS THE THURSDAY PRIOR TO THE MATINEE FOR EACH SHOW.

CALL THE BOX OFFICE AT 309-452-8709 or EMAIL for more information or to make a Play Date reservation.