Great Theaters and Music Venues

The Rhythm Section Amphitheater

Welcome to your new favorite music venue. The Rhythm Section Amphitheater is located in Mt. Carroll, Illinois and is part of the MCMotopark Motocross track. Our Amphitheater stage offers optimal sound with the best secluded outdoor scenery. Our new silo bar and viewing decks were built for more listening experiences.

Beyond the music, our creatively designed, legendary venue adds even more to the concert-going experience. Soak in the atmosphere at our open-air venue, where you’ll be surrounded by stunning landscapes while listening to top-notch acoustics. If you’re looking for a truly memorable concert experience – it’s right here, at The Rhythm Section Amphitheater.


Savanna Times Movie Theater

A comfortable twin theater with current release movies each week for both adults and children. You deserve a break today to let your mind rest with the best in entertainment.


Timber Lake Playhouse

The Timber Lake Playhouse has a well-deserved reputation as a great American theater. Established in 1961, TLP is Illinois’ oldest professional summer stock theatre. professional, non-profit summer theatre company.

The Campus

The current theatre building houses a 45′ wide semi-thrust revolving stage and 371 seats. The campus is also home to 14 other buildings used for costumes, scenic and paint shops, food service and housing for the theater company personnel. This unique layout of facilities allows the Playhouse to present work on a much larger scale than many summer theatre companies.

The Performances

Since it’s first opening night on June 28, 1962, the Playhouse has presented more than 350 plays and musicals and nearly 4,000 performances. TLP presents a challenging combination of material each year: a mix of large-scale musicals, new plays, and contemporary classics. The theatre hosts annual educational workshops for children and teens in conjunction with the Magic Owl Children’s Theatre’s productions of plays and musicals for young people and their families. Every August, Timber Lake also hosts week-long developmental workshops of new plays and musicals as part of its commitment to the future of American theatre.

The Resident Company

The Resident Company consists of 35- 40 performers, technicians and musicians selected by interviews and auditions in cities across the country. Numerous guest performers, directors and choreographers supplement the resident company each season.

Reputation for Excellence

Timber Lake is proud of its national reputation for excellence as a professional summer stock theatre. The theatre has served as launch pad for theatre artists of all kinds who have gone on to excellence in film, television, on Broadway and stages all over the world.


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