Marion Cultural and Civic Center

The Marion Cultural and Civic Center is a state-of-the-art 33,000 sq. ft. performing arts facility dedicated to the development of the cultural landscape of Southern Illinois. Enjoy concerts and theatrical productions starring nationally known artists at the MCCC.




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. In addition to providing a state-of-the-art theatrical facility at a low rental cost, MCCC also provides a portion of the lobby to display paintings and artwork from Southern Illinois artists.


The Orpheum Theater opened on January 2, 1922. It was the flag ship of a chain of vaudeville and moving picture theaters constructed in Southern Illinois. The current facility was constructed in 2004 and is owned and operated by the City of Marion. It was founded in 1974 after the City purchased the Theater.

Tips for Marion Cultural and Civic Center

MCCC Foundation – The Marion Cultural and Civic Center Foundation, established in 1982, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and serves as the fundraising are of the Marion Cultural and Civic Center.  Learn more here.

Parking – View a complete map of available parking here.

Events – View a wide range of upcoming events and performances here.


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