Directors there say its time for a makeover. The historic building needs new heating and cooling systems and the auditorium also needs work. To get some design ideas, leaders are turning to students at UI.
"One of them had an idea that folds down and goes under the stage so it maintains this formal area where you can do a formal theater performance, but you could also have a more open area," says Caitlin Lill, Grants and Development Coordinator.
There are 15 students involved in the project. Each is supposed to design a plan. They will be revealed to community organizations December 14.