Athenaeum Theatre

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Eclectic Full Contact Theatre presents
Richard III
Classic, Drama
Runs Oct 01Nov 03, 2019

Before the Game of Thrones, there was this masterpiece. Will Richard stop at nothing to reach the pinnacle of power? Will he act unethically, unlawfully? Deceive, seduce, even …

Live Nation presents
Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin
Together on Stage
Oct 19, 2019
Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin will embark on a series of tour dates throughout the fall of 2019. Carpenter and Colvin—longtime friends for over 30 years— will appear on stage together as an intimate acoustic duo, swapping songs and sharing stories.
Glitterati Productions
Who Killed Joan Crawford?
Runs Oct 04Nov 09, 2019
As five men dressed as Joan Crawford wait for a soap star to arrive at a surprise party, dark secrets emerge, and soon there’s one Joan less…
The Book Cellar presents
Bleak Creek Conversations with Rhett & Link
Literary Adaptation
Oct 30, 2019
See Rhett & Link discuss their new novel, The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek, live on stage! All guests will receive a copy of the new book with their ticket!
Live Nation and Emporium Presents present
Frankie Quiñones
Nov 01, 2019
Frankie Quiñones is a stand-up comedian who has made appearances on Comedy Central, HBO, TBS, and Nickelodeon. He tours as himself, but also portrays characters such as Creeper, drama queen Juanita Carmelita, party bro Afradooshie, and feel-good guardian angel Pachanga.
Dance Chicago presents
DC 2019 Dance Slam
Nov 02, 2019
The award-winning interactive competition features dance groups performing against one another with the audience deciding their favorite.
The Collaborative Institute of Cultural Arts presents
Celebración a la vida
Espanol, Music
Nov 03, 2019
CICA presents Celebracion a la Vida (Celebration of life), celebrating the Day of the Dead.
The Moth presents
The Chicago Moth GrandSLAM
Uncharted Territory
Performance Art
Nov 06, 2019
The Moth presents the GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words – fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between.
Dance Chicago presents
DC 2019 Future Stars
Nov 09, 2019
Future Stars showcases young dancers and choreographers new to the Chicago dance scene.
Full Spectrum Features, Americas Media Initiative, and ATP present
Cuban Visions 6: The Personal is Political
part of the Cuban Visions Film Series
Nov 10, 2019
Cuban Visions Program 6: The Personal is Political. La Música de las Esferas (Music of the Spheres), 2018: Directed by Marcel Beltran, 82 min. Documentary Feature, Spanish with English subtitles. Beltrán’s father Mauricio and mother Regina, equally committed to socialist ideals, began a life together, even though Regina’s father rejected Mauricio on account of his race. Beltrán draws out what was sacrificed as his parents forged into the austerity of the 1990s, simultaneously confronting the fraught politics of family and nation both.
Dance Chicago presents
DC 2019 Dance Chicago 25th Anniversary Party
Nov 16, 2019
This special program will feature legacy Dance Chicago Stars from the past 25 years and the best new talent in the Chicago dance scene.
Straight Up With Stassi Live
w/ Special Guests Beau Clark & Taylor Strecker
Runs Nov 20Nov 21, 2019
Everyone’s favorite authority on basic, Stassi Schroeder, is taking her hit podcast Straight Up With Stassi on the road for the first time ever. Stassi wrote the New York Times bestselling book, NEXT LEVEL BASIC, stars on Bravo’s hit show, “Vanderpump Rules” — and now fans have the chance to experience her hit podcast live.
Athenaeum Theatre Productions presents
I Love Science
Nov 23, 2019
The Super Scientific Circus proves that science can be fun and funny.
Tampico presents
Los Panchos
Espanol, Music
Nov 29, 2019

Come experience one of Mexico’s most legendary vocal trio, Los Panchos. Fresh off their tour in Japan and coming to Chicago for one night only, this unforgettable concert …

Lakeview Orchestra presents
Farrenc Symphony No. 3
Joshua Brown plays Mendelssohn
Dec 03, 2019
Josh Mather conducts Lakeview Orchestra with guest violinist, Joshua Brown.
Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus presents
Dec 06, 2019
Sparkling disco balls and bell bottoms kick off the festive season with disco renditions of beloved holiday favorites.
Madison House Presents presents
Small Town Murder
Dec 07, 2019
Each week, the Small Town Murder podcast looks at a small town, what makes it tick, and a murder that took place there.
Ballet Chicago presents
The Nutcracker
Dance, Holiday
Runs Dec 13Dec 22, 2019

Through its inspiring story, beautiful music, and charming choreography, The Nutcracker is a celebration of the joyous holiday season. Every year The Nutcracker takes us on an unforgettable …

2936 N. Southport Avenue
Chicago IL 60657
The Athenaeum Theatre offers performing, rehearsal, reception and office spaces to non-profit arts and educational organizations. The allows a community of artists and arts administrators to interact, share ideas and offer mutual support. The theatre cultivates relationships with arts organizations and through outreach to the local community. The theatre serves as a cultural resource and a forum for arts groups and audiences both in the neighborhood and the greater Chicago area.
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