Auditorium Theatre

Upcoming Events

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
Dance, In-Person, Indoor
Oct 16, 2021
“Style, flair, and bravura are never lacking” (Chicago Tribune) when this world-renowned company returns to the Auditorium with its fiery blend of flamenco, folkloric, traditional, and contemporary styles.
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater
Dance, In-Person, Indoor
Oct 23, 2021

Reimagining contemporary dance by uniting modern, classical, American, and African-American traditions, this remarkable company, celebrating its 25th anniversary, makes its full-evening debut on the Auditorium Theatre’s historic stage. …

SARAH BRIGHTMAN – “A Christmas Symphony”
In-Person, Indoor, Music
Dec 10, 2021

Last year, the world’s biggest-selling soprano and legendary GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist Sarah Brightman entertained her first-ever Christmas livestream concert Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony, and it warmed hearts …

Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah
In-Person, Indoor, Music
Runs Jan 15Jan 16, 2022

For 17 years, this “exuberant, jazz-gospel makeover” (Chicago Tribune) of Handel’s classic Messiah has brought Chicagoans together every Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend! This inspirational performance features world-class …

Wild Hope – A National Geographic Live Event
In-Person, Indoor
Jan 23, 2022

Photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale shares her personal odyssey — from documenting the heartbreaking realities of war to witnessing the inspiring power of an individual to make a …

Trinity Irish Dance Company
Dance, In-Person, Indoor
Feb 05, 2022

Chicago’s own boundary-pushing, genre-defying Irish dance company brings its “unique blend of traditional and innovative Irish dance and live music” (See Chicago Dance) back to the Auditorium for …

Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández
Dance, In-Person, Indoor
Runs Feb 12Feb 13, 2022

Celebrating its 70th annivesary, one of the most famous and celebrated companies in the world brings the culture, music, dance, and costumes of Mexico to Chicago. With “whirling, …

Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous – A National Geographic Live Event
In-Person, Indoor
Feb 27, 2022

Meet Spinosaurus, the largest predatory dinosaur yet discovered — larger than T. rex — and hear the incredible story of how this prehistoric giant was almost lost to …

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Dance, In-Person, Indoor
Runs Mar 02Mar 06, 2022

“Watching Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater can change your life. If that sounds like a slogan it’s truth in advertising” (The New York Times). For over 60 years, …

Ballet Hispánico: “Doña Perón: The Rise and Fall of a Diva”
Dance, In-Person, Indoor
Runs Mar 26Mar 27, 2022

“The Manhattan company — committed to exploring the Latino experience through movement — is flourishing” (Los Angeles Times). Ballet Hispánico returns to Chicago with a new full-length work …

Social by Nature – A National Geographic Live Event
In-Person, Indoor
Apr 22, 2022

What’s a human? We are, at our core, social mammals. We build relationships, communicate, reproduce, establish territories, and adapt to shrinking resources. Chimpanzees, wolves, and gorillas are among …

Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg: “Russian Hamlet”
Dance, In-Person, Indoor
Runs May 20May 22, 2022

Russia’s most inventive ballet company — and an Auditorium Theatre Visiting Resident Company — returns to Chicago with company founder Boris Eifman’s reimagined Russian Hamlet. Eifman’s “extravagantly theatrical …

50 E Ida B Wells Dr
Chicago IL 60605
The Auditorium Theatre has a past that follows the path of Chicago’s history from the Great Chicago Fire and World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 to the present. From opera to rock ‘n roll, from political conventions to sporting events, the Auditorium Theatre has played a role in the lives of Chicago citizens for 131 years. The Auditorium Theatre currently presents ballet, music (from rock to jazz to classical), contemporary and folkloric dance, speakers, historic tours, and Broadway musicals.  A National Historic Landmark, the Auditorium Theatre is known internationally for its perfect acoustics, innovative architecture and stunning design.
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