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Wildey Theatre

252 N. Main St., Edwardsville, IL 62025

(618) 307-1750

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The Wildey Theatre is available for private, social and corporate event rentals. The 100+ year old venue now shines, providing state-of-the-art audio, lighting and projection systems in a beautifully renovated space touched by Art Deco style and contemporary comforts. The theatre seats 325, and there is ample event space on stage and in the re-configured lobbies.

The theatre has two special event spaces - The Marquee Room on the second floor and a larger space on the 3rd floor, both accessiblle via elevator and stairs. The Marquee Room has restored original maple hardwood floors, tall windows and exposed brick The space will accommodate 75 people for a seated meal or 125-150 for an open house reception. The 3rd Floor has wooden floors, exposed brick walls and a beautiful dome in the ceiling. The space will accommodate 130 for a seated meal or 175-200 for an open house reception. 

The Wildey Theatre is a premier gathering spot for cultural events along Route 66. First opened in 1909, the theatre served as an opera house that hosted concerts, dance performances and movies. In 1984, the Wildey closed as a full-time movie theater and was named a "local landmark" a few years later. Since then, the city has renovated the theater back to its original glory and it is now a premium venue for guests to experience the best live performances and some of the most popular classic films.


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Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Number of Rooms 3
  • Theater Capacity: 325
Marquee Room
  • Width: 40
  • Length: 31
  • Banquet Capacity: 75
  • Reception Capacity: 150
3rd Floor
  • Width: 45
  • Length: 45
  • Banquet Capacity: 130
  • Reception Capacity: 200