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, 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.


At Raue Center for the Arts, we believe in the power of the arts to bring people together, transcend boundaries, and amplify the diverse voices that make up our vibrant community. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is not only reflected in our performances but it is deeply embedded in our organization.

We stand firm in our support of the Constitution of the United States, recognizing it as a living document that embodies the values of equality, justice, and freedom for all. We embrace the belief that the arts have the potential to foster understanding, bridge divides, and inspire positive change.

Raue Center for the Arts is dedicated to creating an environment where every individual, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, or background, feels welcome, respected, and valued. Through our programming, partnerships, and community engagement initiatives, we actively seek to amplify underrepresented voices and promote a sense of belonging for all.