An Evening with Poe

Listen to haunting stories and poems from Edgar Allan Poe while surrounded by the grandeur and mystery of the Allerton Mansion. Join us in the Library for one of 2 live performances on October 30th as we recite the rhythmic, chilling tales written by Poe. Before the performance, stop by the bar, located in the Solarium, for a hand crafted Poe Cocktail. Enjoy the music playing and ambiance of the Mansion gallery, or take your drink outside to the patio and relax near the koi pond under the light of the stars.

Choose between the following performance times:

7 – 8pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
9 – 10pm (Doors open at 8:30pm)

$20/person; all sales are final. Purchase your tickets herePlease note that we have reduced capacity for this event and it is common for tickets to sell out quickly. If you’re unable to make this event, consider getting your tickets for the Virtual! Evening with Poe event. Find more information here.

Doors will open 30 minutes before each performance. Due to COVID-19, we ask that all guests exit no later than 30 minutes after the performance ends. Please follow the exit procedure outlined by Allerton staff.

Continue the experience with an overnight stay! Enjoy a special discounted rate of $90 (with your event ticket confirmation) for all rooms! Call (217) 333-3287 for more information and to make a lodging reservation.

COVID-19 Safety Policies and Procedures:

• Masks are required to be worn at all times. Please bring your own mask, or we will provide one for you.

• Your temperature will be taken at the door.

• Seating will follow the 6 feet social distancing requirements as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

• If you feel sick or have been in contact with anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19, please let us know and we will gladly refund your ticket.


Oct 30 2020

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 30 2020



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