In 2019 we continue Terminus Theatre’s legacy of mapping the dramatic changes of our community. From our mainstage, we create a space for interrogation, conversation and debate. We invent and reflect the world that surrounds us. This year we rebel against the widely known norms of theatre.

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About Us

Pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness.

No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure.

Sir Marcus McKellen

A Thought

We were deciding between Germany, Georgia, or Lake Villa Illinois. Lake Villa was selected due to its proximity between Chicago and Milwaukee and how welcoming the Township has been with us. What exists now is a big city theatre/club venue in the far north burbs with a venue feel unlike any theatre we’ve seen.

The Build

The buildout was arduous taking over 3 years to accomplish and is still evolving to this very day. The venue has been self funded and over half a million dollars was poured into the space to deliver the best place we could provide. All you see has been custom built for Terminus Theatre. It was a long 3 years without a single guest through our doors but you’re worth every bit.

Series of Tests

We opened our doors to the public on March 16th 2019 and have since tested events and different types of performances to get our footing. This has all been done without a single press release or official marketing campaign underway. To this point of writing it’s been a rough draft. yet all that’s about to change with our official launch.

Message to You

We have so many events and projects coming everyone’s way that thrill us beyond words. We hope you’ll feel the same way. Our theatre is experimental; open to artists fresh to the scene, or solid veterans wishing to present something new. It’s your work so we keep our hands off and let your art speak for itself. Who knows what magic can come from absolute freedom.

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Terminus Theatre of Lake Villa operates one large main stage, a smaller lobby stage, a green room, a makeup room with full shower, and a beer & wine bar.

Terminus Theatre is also used as an exciting alternative to more conventional conference facility and reception centre, hosting conferences, events, product launches, filming location, and practices/ rehearsals for a range of clients.

PHONE / 224-577-3836
EMAIL / ValeEntertainment@gmail.com