Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts

"The Hett" is Southern Illinois' premier performing arts venue, presenting world class dance, drama, classical music and jazz. The 488-seat auditorium is located on the McKendree University campus in Lebanon, Illinois, 25 miles from St. Louis.


COVID Update:
Effective immediately, the wearing of masks and face coverings indoors at McKendree University will be optional for everyone except in some specific settings. Face coverings may be required indoors, at the discretion of the artist, at certain public events. Protocols for these particular occasions will be clearly articulated in the event announcements.




Hett Building at NightBecome a Friend of the Hett

Friends of the Hett are entitled to a number of benefits and perks including ticket exchange privileges and advance ticket purchase opportunities.


Hett Building at Night 

Rent the Hett

Southern Illinois’ premier performing arts center is available for rental and special events.