Who we are

The Krannert Center Student Association (KCSA) is one of the longest running registered student organizations (RSOs) on the University of Illinois campus. Its members are comprised of students from all disciplines and academic backgrounds who:

  • have a passion for the arts
  • want to contribute to the life of this premier university-based performing arts center
  • enjoy FREE tickets to some of the most sought-after performances
  • heighten their volunteering experience by leading on the administrative board 
  • and most importantly, serve as ushers welcoming patrons from all over the world to experience life-affirming performances (not a bad gig) 

What we do

KCSA provides its members with the opportunity to get involved in the Champaign-Urbana arts scene in a multitude of ways:

  • Ushering: We train students to be volunteer ushers at Krannert Center, allowing them to see a wide range of world-class performances for free while gaining volunteer experience.
  • General Meetings: We host several General Meetings each semester, during which we engage in various activities at Krannert Center such as going on in-depth tours, having guest presentations by performers and arts professionals, and enjoying the occasional Krannert-themed scavenger hunt!  All students are welcome at our meetings, even if they’re not current members, and we encourage folks who are curious about us (or members who want to bring a friend) to come on by!  General Meeting details are available on our calendar as well as our Facebook page.
  • Bonus Engagement Activities with the KCPA Ambassadors: We often collaborate with our partner organization, the Krannert Center Ambassadors, in larger marketing and engagement events relating to Krannert Center.  These events include Latin Dance Nights, popup student talent shows, and Reading Day activities.

Who can join

We welcome all students of the University of Illinois as well as University Laboratory High School students.  If you are not a student (this includes University faculty and staff) but are interested in ushering, please consult the Krannert Center Website, under “Community Volunteers”.