YPAS

Youth Performing Arts

The Youth Performing Arts Series (YPAS) offers live arts performances on the WIU campus to area school children in grades K through 8. For many of these school children, YPAS performances represent their only live arts programming opportunity during the school year.

All YPAS programs are offered at no cost to participating schools. This unique opportunity is only possible with the financing from the Performing Arts Society. Moreover, the cost to transport students to campus is fully subsidized by PAS.

PAS members believe that the thrill of attending a live performance is something every child should experience. We are proud to offer a series of special performances free of charge to area schoolchildren. More than 6,000 area schoolchildren benefit from YPAS performances each year. Since 1984, more than 200,000 children attended a YPAS event.

Due to the threat of COVID-19, the remaining shows, Neolithic Fairy Tales and The World Tour of Percussion, have been cancelled.