The Marion Cultural and Civic Center serves Southern Illinois as an outlet for cultural and artistic opportunities of all types. MCCC is a 1094 seat performing arts center located in the historic town square of Marion, IL. In addition to providing a state of the art theatricalfacility at a low rental cost, MCCC also provides a portion of the lobby to display paintings and artwork from Southern Illinois artists.


The Marion Cultural & Civic Center’s Patron Series provides Southern Illinois with an opportunity to see a number of national touring productions at affordable ticket prices; while our Young Peoples Arts Series offers presentations and performances for children through Marion schools at a nominal fee. MCCC also plays host to multiple promoters that bring in the highest quality in national touring productions. WBVN radio that presents approx. 10 concerts per year in the genre of contemporary christian music, and The Kentucky Opry that presents classic country acts.

The Marion Cultural & Civic Center is home to Miss Illinois and the Southern Illinois Music Festival each year, as well as being host to Paradise Alley Players, Artstarts, Skyline Creek Productions and the Marion Unit #2 school productions.  We are proud of our partnership with WBVN, 104.5 FM, who promotes ten to twelve Contemporary Christian Music touring concerts at MCCC each year. With these and other local shows and recitals, the MCCC hosts over 300 programs, rehearsals, meetings and other events every year.