Experience the excitement of the Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts at McKendree University. The Hett will captivate your spirit with extraordinary music, theatre and dance performances and inspiring lectures by critically acclaimed guest artists and speakers.

As the premier destination for performing arts in Southern Illinois, the Hett gives the university a unique opportunity to share new and interesting artistic work with the local community, strengthen its relationships with local businesses, and support economic growth and social interaction in the region. The following programs are designed to connect McKendree faculty, students, touring artists and the community through a number of partnerships.


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