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.


Hett Building at Night 

Become 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.


Friends of the Hett ticket sales begin Monday, August 9 at 12 noon, in person, online or via telephone.




Hett 20-21 Season Preview

Preview the 2021-2022 Teaser Video

Check out the 2021-2022 Hett season teaser video!


General Public tickets on sale - Monday, August 23 at 12 noon



Hett Building at Night 

Rent the Hett

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