The Courtyard Café is an entertainment, culture, and social hub with something to offer everyone.
Partner with the Courtyard Café for your next occasion!
Registered Organizations and campus departments are welcome to utilize the Courtyard Café for events that are open to the campus community. The stage provides an ideal space for music, comedy, viewings, lectures, and much more.
Have a great idea for a event? We've got people to help with that. Fill out the online space request form to get started, and you will be contacted by staff.
Every Monday at 7pm join us for a musical night featuring campus groups, local artists, or national touring acts.
Every Tuesday starting at 7pm during the semester join the Illini Union Board staff and test your knowledge with trivia fun in the Courtyard. A different topic every week and prizes! NEW this year, select Trivia Tuesdays will feature a game show once a month during the semester!
Every Wednesday from 7-9pm join us for a night of karaoke. This is your chance to choose your song and sing it loud!
Every Friday join us for a night of laughter. These nights will feature campus comedy/improv groups, local funny people, or national comedians and improv groups.
Every weekday from Noon-1pm enjoy the musical talents of Illinois students offering soothing sounds in the Courtyard.