Little Theatre on the Square

16 E. Harrison Street,
Sullivan, IL 61951

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Functions: Live Performances, Live Theater

Previous Names: Grand Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 217.728.7375
Manager: 217.728.7375

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Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan, Illinois

The Grand Theatre opened on June 30, 1928 with Richard Dix in “Easy Come, Easy Go”. It continued as a movie theatre until closing in 1957.

It became the Little Theatre on the Square presenting live performances with stars from Broadway and Hollywood. This is central Illinois' only professional summer stock theatre.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft, Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

DaveWiegers on August 30, 2007 at 7:15 am

The TLTOTS was a wonderful place out in the middle of nowhere. Guy Little, the director, brought in some major talent and presented many of Broadways best musicals. The Little Theatre was a major cultural draw in Central Illinois and it was there that many people were first exposed to theater.

kencmcintyre on September 14, 2009 at 8:03 pm

The Grand was owned and operated by Lee Norton in the 1950s. He also owned the Sullivan Drive-In on Route 32 at that time.

TLSLOEWS on February 26, 2010 at 9:49 am

Cool name and theatre.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 22, 2023 at 2:57 am

The Grand Theatre opened on Saturday, June 30, 1928, with Richard Dix in “Easy Come, Easy Go.” Sullivan had been home to several theaters before, but the last of those, the Illinois, closed its doors a little over a month before the Grand opened.

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