Become a Member

The Fine and Performing Art Centers offers a variety of membership levels to meet our patrons’ needs. Members receive a special discount to all Mainstage performances, perks at our concession stand, early access to ticketed events and so much more!

To learn more about our Memberships, visit our Membership page.

The Fine and Performing Art Center would not be here without the support of members. We appreciate your support and love of the arts, and hope you will continue with us on this journey for years to come.

Buy a Seat

We saved you a seat. Now put your name on it!

The FPAC “Buy a Seat” campaign is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate your family, friends, business or the memory of a loved one by naming a seat in the Dorothy Menker Theater. Your gift of $500 makes a lasting legacy. You can dedicate a seat:

  • As an individual, couple, or family
  • For your children, grandchildren, or parents
  • In memory of a loved one
  • With the name of your business or organization
  • Marking a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion
  • To honor a retiring employee
Take a Seat

You can name one seat or entire row and pledge your payment over time. Seat donations are 100% tax-deductible and offer the option to purchase tickets in advance of all other patrons at the beginning of each FPAC season.

For more information, please contact the Moraine Valley Community College Foundation at or (708) 974-5740.

We would like to extend a special thank you to the following generous patrons who have dedicated seats in the Dorothy Menker Theater:

Bernadette Benson
Richard and Jeanette Brandstedt
Barry Gaw
Margi and Bill Hafer
Ray and Margaret Lehner
Joseph and Cynthia Marks
Patricia McMahon
Egon and Dorothy Menker

Beth Miller
Nick and Judith Mokelke
Joyce and Paul Porter
Jack and Lois Rozdilsky
Norm and Shirley Sobol
Judith Stazak
Ron and Jean Theis
Matt Walsh
Jean Wronski

Please note that the dedication of a seat does not guarantee that specific seat assignment in our theater, and seat sponsors must still purchase tickets for any performance in the theater. Of course, if your seat is available for a performance, we will always try our best to accommodate your request to sit there.


The Fine and Performing Arts Center is proud to be a part of the vibrant artistic community in Illinois. Our programming would not be possible without the support of many people and organizations, including the following funders who continue to provide generous funding to keep the arts alive in our community:

Moraine Valley Community College Foundation
The Moraine Valley Foundation is the fundraising arm of the college that works tirelessly to provide financial support to ensure that achieving a college degree or certificate is a reality for all of the students served by the college. With the support of all of partners, the Moraine Valley Foundation raises more than $250,000 annually through fundraising events. Through this generosity and spirit of giving, the Foundation funded student academic scholarships, student emergency assistance funding, various college programs and world-class performances at the Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Illinois Arts Council Agency
The Illinois Arts Council Agency – with a mission to build a strong, creative, and connected Illinois through the arts – was created as a state agency by the Illinois General Assembly in 1965 through legislation sponsored by Senators Paul Simon, Thomas McGloon and Alan Dixon. The agency is governed by up to 21 private citizens chosen for their demonstrated commitment to the arts and appointed by the Governor. Council members serve in a voluntary, non-paid capacity and are charged with developing the state’s public arts policy, fostering quality culturally diverse programs, and approving grants expenditures. A small professional staff with in-depth knowledge of the arts develops and administers the agency’s programs, provides technical assistance, and ensures the responsible and impactful distribution of all funds. Resources to support the Illinois Arts Council Agency are provided by the Governor and General Assembly of Illinois, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Arts Midwest
Arts Midwest promotes creativity, nurtures cultural leadership, and engages people in meaningful arts experiences, bringing vitality to Midwest communities and enriching people’s lives. A non-profit regional arts organization headquartered in Minneapolis, Arts Midwest serves audiences, arts organizations, and artists throughout the nine states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin and beyond. Formed through the merger of the Affiliated State Arts Agencies of the Upper Midwest and the Great Lakes Arts Alliance, their history spans more than 30 years.

National Endowment for the Arts
Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America.


We would love to have you on board!

The Fine and Performing Arts Center offers a Volunteer Usher Program. The Usher Program is a great way to meet new people, learn a new skill and see some amazing entertainment!

As an usher, you are the first and last point of contact for patrons attending the theater. For each performance, ushers will be assigned a position that can range from greeting patrons to directing them to their seats. Ushers are a vital position to ensure the theater experience is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Also, there are perks! Not only do you get to see the show you are ushering for FREE, but volunteers also earn usher passes for every show they help with. These passes can be redeemed for tickets for any performance.

If you want to get out in the community, meet new people and learn more about the arts, The Usher Program is for you.

To learn more, please fill out our online Usher Inquiry form, and a member of our team will be in touch. Otherwise, feel free to contact us at (708) 974-5500 or at