Danville Area Convention and Visitors' Bureau

(217) 442-2096

100 West Main Street Suite #146 Danville, IL 61832

Historic Fischer Theatre Arts and Entertainment Museum



Currently owned by the Vermilion Heritage Foundation, the Fischer Theatre was built as the Grand Opera House in 1884. From Lillian Russell to minstrels and silent movies, the Fischer entertained the community until its closing in 1982.  The theatre itself is currently undergoing restoration, but the new Arts and Entertainment Museum is open Thursday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  The museum highlights many of the greats who call Danville home.  From Donald O’Connor’s tux to Bobby Short’s artwork and props from the “Dick Van Dyke Show,” the museum features a wide range of displays and memorabilia.  Attached to the museum, the Stage Presents Gift Shop showcases creations by local artists and artisans, as well as products featuring the area’s famous stage, movie and vocal artists.  A perfect place to pick up a souvenir!