Krannert Center for the Performing Arts was built in 1969 in Urbana, Illinois, USA, on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an educational and performing arts complex. Herman C. Krannert, an industrialist (founder of Inland Container Corporation and alumnus of the University) and his wife Ellnora Krannert made a gift of $16 million which made creation of the Center possible. Max Abramovitz, the architect of the Krannert Center, was also an alumnus of the University of Illinois.
The total combined seating capacity of the venues at the Center is approximately 4,000. The main lobby, with its teak floor from Thailand at a cost of $1 million and its marble-walls from Carrara, Italy, contribute to the quality of the building. It also contains a gift shop, "The Promenade," and a cafe, "Intermezzo cafe."
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