26 N Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

About Us


Raue Center For The Arts is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing the ARTS for ALL.



DISCOVERY: We COMMIT to the discovery of new and daring voices, vital to the future of American theater and our Community whether at Raue Center.

DIVERSITY: Our community strives to honor the experiences, abilities, heritage, and expression of all artists, faculty, students, and staff. Within our artistry and administration, we pledge to empower a full range of individual identities.

COLLABORATION: We endeavor to provide time and space for ALL artistic voices.  Our work embraces everyone and we are dedicated to nurturing future generations of RISK takers.

EDUCATION: We are dedicated to young and old ALIKE. The Arts have a duty to ask questions. A responsibility to refine answers and a passion to explore sensitive topics. We learn more about our future by examining ourselves.

COMMUNITY: Raue Center’s legacy and artistry rely upon its engagement across multiple generations and multiple peoples. We strive to reflect well on the community and to shine a spotlight on our strengths in Northwestern, Il.  We are a diverse population that DEMANDS RESPECT for ALL.



Raue Center gratefully acknowledges that its theater sits on land stewarded and cared for by a confederation of small Algonquian-speaking North American Indian tribes who originally spread over what is now southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois and parts of Missouri and Iowa. The best-known of the Illinois tribes were the Cahokia, Kaskaskia, Michigamea, Peoria, and Tamaroa.  We honor and respect these nations, peoples, and their enduring relationship to this land.