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Virginia Theatre
203 West Park Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820

Box Office Hours:
Weekdays, 10am – 5pm
and two hours before every show.

Phone: 217.356.9063


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THU, MAR 23, 2023

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players production of The Pirates of Penzance, originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 9, 2022, will be presented on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 7:30 PM.

Tickets purchased for the postponed March 9, 2022, performance will be accepted at the March 23, 2023 performance.

Doing one’s duty may be honorable, but....

The Gilbert and Sullivan classic brought to life! Frederic is the erstwhile apprentice to a band of sentimental pirates who, now that he’s 21 years old, has decided to devote himself to ending piracy – until he discovers (in a classic “Gilbertian” twist) that his 21st birthday won’t occur until the distant date of 1940, because he was born in a leap year...on Feb. 29.

Kissing romantic Mabel farewell, he must return to his former colleagues…while the pirates seek revenge for having been played.

Now in its forty-sixth year of operation, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) is America’s preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble. Under the dynamic leadership of Artistic Director Albert Bergeret, who has been hailed as “the leading custodian of the G&S classics” by New York Magazine, NYGASP has created its own very special niche in live theatre.

Since its founding in 1974, NYGASP has presented over 2000 performances of the Gilbert & Sullivan masterpieces throughout the United States, Canada, and the U.K., captivating audiences of all ages.

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A VT Series Event

In accordance with guidance from Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health, beginning February 28, 2022, the wearing of face masks is considered optional in Champaign Park District facilities, including the Virginia Theatre.

Patrons are still welcome to wear a face mask while at the Virginia, and the theatre will continue to provide complimentary masks to those who wish to wear them.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Champaign Park District has implemented the following mitigation practices at the Virginia Theatre in accordance with guidelines set by federal, state, and local public health authorities:

• Additional cleaning and disinfecting, with a focus on touch surfaces, door knobs and push plates, railings, auditorium seating, restroom facilities, and countertops.

• Touchless hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the Theatre’s lobbies and work spaces for use by patrons, volunteers, staff, and production personnel.
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