In support of CLC strategic goals, the James Lumber Center's mission is to present high-quality, professional entertainment experiences, celebrate and showcase the variety and value of the performing arts and provide support to college and community programs, activities and educational events held in our facility.
The James Lumber Center is a multi-functional, premier performing arts venue, committed to the principles of access, inclusion, diversity and equity in our center partnerships, department staffing, facility scheduling, artistic programming and presentational use.
The Performing Arts Building was officially dedicated on March 8, 1997. The first full season began in September 1997. Since then, thousands of patrons have attended events held in this beautiful facility.
In August 2003, the Performing Arts Building was officially renamed the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, recognizing trustee James Lumber, who served on the College of Lake County board for over 35 years. The James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts is a project of the College of Lake County Foundation.