For over 4 decades, professional artists have brought the classics to life for the community of Oak Park and the Chicagoland area. On average our productions bring 6,000-7,000 attendees to the downtown Oak Park area between June and August each year. As our festival has grown in strength and reputation over the years, we have been delighted to see an increase in our audience sizes. However, our current audience needs are not being met by our sound system, which is antiquated and not originally meant for outdoor use. As you may imagine, sound plays a crucial part in the quality of a playgoer’s experience, and we are currently fundraising to assist us in addressing this need.
During our 2017 summer season our current sound system is being reviewed and analyzed by a nationally recognized theatrical sound design firm . From their analysis, they will be designing a new audio system that we hope to implement by 2018. To make all of this happen WE NEED YOUR HELP! We appeal to your zest and commitment to supporting local Chicagoland theater to assist us with this project.
Theatre is alive because of the dedication and generosity of donors such as yourselves. Thank you for your help and support as we continue to strive to bring the best theatrical experience and artistry to the Austin Gardens.