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CenterStage in Lake Forest performances take place in our longtime performance venue:

John & Nancy Hughes Theater,
The Stuart Community Room,
and in The Grotto at the

The Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest, IL.

There is ample free parking in the Gorton Community Center lot and the adjacent city lot to the north.

Please note that The Gorton Community Center does not work with CenterStage in Lake Forest as regards to any ticket sales, production responsibilities, or artistic decisions, including material selection, auditions, casting,  rehearsal scheduling, performance, or design. CenterStage in Lake Forest is an independent 501 (c) (3). All production matters are the province of the Board of Directors of CenterStage in Lake Forest, which is solely responsible for the activities of the company.

If you have any questions regarding CenterStage in Lake Forest, please call us directly at (847) 234-6062, or e-mail us at

The John & Nancy Hughes Theater and the Stuart Community Room are equipped to provide assistance to the hearing-impaired.

CenterStage in Lake Forest Telephone:


CenterStage in Lake Forest
The Gorton Community Center
400 E. Illinois Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045