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The Factory Theatre

Factory Theatre

The Factory Theatre is a community theatre open to all residents of Bond County, Illinois and the surrounding areas. 

Anyone 16 years or older may participate in our productions whether it is as a performer or one of our many behind the scenes roles.  Affiliation with Greenville University is NOT required to be a part of the Factory Theatre


Upcoming Shows


You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

Join us for an enchanting production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," a timeless classic that promises laughter, heart, and nostalgia. Delight in the antics of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the whole Peanuts gang as they navigate the ups and downs of childhood.

Show Dates:

  • April 19, 20, 21 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • April 26, 27, 28 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Show Times:

  • Fridays and Saturdays: Doors open at 6:30 PM, Show starts at 7:00 PM
  • Sundays (Matinees): Doors open at 2:30 PM, Curtain is at 3:00 PM

Ticket Prices:

  • General Admission: $12 per person
  • GU Students & Anyone 18 and Younger: $10 per person

Upcoming Events


Celebrating 50 Years of History and Entertainment



Calling all Factory Theatre enthusiasts! Do you have cherished memories captured from past productions? We want to see them! Share your snapshots with us and help preserve the rich tapestry of our theatrical history. Email your pictures to Factory Theatre and let's celebrate the magic of live performance together.

Email Your Memories


Impactful Contributions


Dr. Cecilia Ulmer, Professor Emerita

Cecelia Ulmer came to Greenville College in 1972 at the tender age of 22 as a professor of communications. She served the institution for 40 years and spent countless hours directing several shows for the Factory Theatre. Her outstanding contribution led to her recognition in 2012, receiving the College's W. Richard Stephens Outstanding Faculty Award.

The Christian perspective was an important element of Professor Ulmer's approach to directing, a field that is commonly devoid of such voices. Her impactful work extended beyond the college as she collaborated with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis and the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, leaving her mark by directing and designing over sixty plays.

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Silver Level:

  • Scooter's Coffee
  • Paul S. Donnell

Bronze Level:

  • Bond County Realtors
  • DePaulo's Floor Covering & Home Decor
  • The SMART Center
  • Double J Doggie Stay & Play
  • Cecilia & David Ulmer

Supporters Level:

  • Schaufelberger Law Offices, Ltd.
  • The City of Greenville
  • Mary Young

Friends Level:

  • Thacker Insurance Service

Community Contributor Level:

  • Clayton Lorraine
  • Greenville Shakespeare Club

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