418 South Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, Illinois 62901, United States

A historic visual and performing arts venue in downtown Carbondale, IL.

Upcoming Live Events

Fundraiser Concert: Water For Kenya

Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 pm

Give Me Water Lord - Compassion For God's Children and The Varsity Center present "Water for Kenya," featuring Ivas John, The Gordons, Brian Curran, and Wil Maring & Robert Bowlin.  

Brent Stewart: Album Release Show

Friday, April 6 at 7:30 pm

Singer/Songwriter returns to The Varsity Center to promote his new album, "Home to Roam." 

Featuring guest Daniel Tejada and a lineup of area musicians.

New Arts Jazztet

Sunday, April 22 at 7 pm

The New Arts Jazztet has long been regarded as Southern Illinois' premier jazz group, regularly presenting a select repertoire—engaging original works as well as choice standards—forged in the energy of neo-bop and the eclecticism of contemporary jazz.

Venice in Concert: Benefiting The Women's Center

Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 pm

From Venice Beach, Ca, members of Venice have performed alongside or recorded with: Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and other premiere artists. 

The concert will consist of the band's original music as well as fan-favorite covers. Proceeds will benefit The Women's Center in Carbondale. 

The Holden Quartet: Final Show

Friday, May 18 at 7:30 pm

Don't miss The Holden Quartet in their final ever performance. It will be an exciting evening of Rockabilly and Swing on the Balcony Stage.