This new performing arts center, located in a renovated historic theater, served as the catalyst project for a new Cultural District in downtown Bloomington, Illinois. The project includes a 1174-seat theater with careful restoration of the auditorium and other public spaces, while improving acoustics, heating and air conditioning, accessibility, and back-of-house functions. Related functions will be provided for uses such as rehearsals, lectures and arts classes, to further establish this location as the cultural center of downtown Bloomington.