317 8th Avenue S.E., Oelwein, Iowa 50662

(319) 283-6616


Welcome to The Williams Center for the Arts

The Williams Center for the Arts Auditorium holds events with entertainment and performers on this stage.

The Williams Center for the Arts announces that they have canceled their 2020-2021 season due to the covid-19 virus.  This action will be re-evaluated on a regular basis to see when an announcement can be made concerning reopening the center.  Officials of the Center are hopeful that they will be able to re-open.  Until this time, no season or individual tickets will be sold or corporate sponsors will be contacted.

 The policy of the Center is that purchased tickets are non-refundable.  In the event a 2019-2020 concert was cancelled and then is rescheduled those tickets will be honored at the concert.  Check this website for updates.


The Williams Center for the Arts offers a wide variety of entertainment and performances.  An Artist series of ten or eleven events is held annually.

The Center includes a state-of-the-art auditorium, a multi-functional lobby, sound/light booth, a spacious work area, several spacious dressing rooms, and multi-level storage.

We opened in the Fall of 2003.  The construction of the center was part of a project which included a Wellness Center, a physical therapy suite, childhood center and several high school classrooms.

The Williams Center for the Arts is used extensively by the Oelwein Community School, civic groups in the Oelwein area, State and National groups, and arts related groups.  However, the Williams Center has played host to the Governor of the State of Iowa, and several community forums.

Some of last season’s events, sponsored by The Williams Center, include:

  • Moe Bandy
  • The Original Drifters
  • Green River Revival:  A Tribute to CCR
  • Rock This Town Orchestra – Christmas Spectacular:  A Tribute to Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • I’m No Dummy with David Crone
  • Jazz Violinist Doug Cameron
  • Mads Tolling & Mads Men
  • Ole! World Music & Comedy
  • O Sole Trio

To view more of the live concerts and performances previously performed at The Williams Center, visit our photo album.

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