Auditorium Theatre

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Thee Phantom & The Illharmonic Orchestra
Hip Hop Orchestra In Chicago
Music
Aug 24, 2019

When was the last time you witnessed strings, horns, woodwinds, and piano at a hip-hop concert? Add to that a party-rocking DJ, a fierce soul-songstress, and a fire-breathing …

"Get Out"
“Get Out” with the Chicago Sinfonietta
Music
Sep 21, 2019
The live concert experience of Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” comes to the Auditorium Theatre in this Midwest premiere.
National Geographic Live — Between River and Rim: Hiking the Grand Canyon
Performance Art
Sep 24, 2019
In an effort to learn more about the uncharted glory of the Grand Canyon, which was officially declared a National Park 100 years ago, writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer/filmmaker Pete McBride set off on an audacious and demanding adventure to travel the length of the canyon on foot.
Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater/Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre
Dance, Espanol
Oct 04, 2019

Two beloved Chicago companies that explore identity and culture through dance and music share the Auditorium Theatre’s stage in this one-night-only performance. The world-renowned Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, …

Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
Runs Oct 31Nov 01, 2019
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” is returning to Chicago! Get in the Halloween spirit with a screening of Tim Burton’s classic stop-motion film, featuring beloved songs like “This Is Halloween!” and “Jack’s Lament” performed live-to-film by the Chicago Philharmonic.
Chicago Celebrates Sondheim!
Music, Musical
Nov 16, 2019
The Auditorium Theatre salutes Stephen Sondheim, America’s greatest living composer and lyricist who celebrates his 90th birthday this season, with a one-night-only performance.
Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah
Music
Runs Jan 18Jan 19, 2020
This “exuberant, jazz-gospel makeover” (Chicago Tribune) of Handel’s classic Messiah celebrates 15 years in Chicago!
National Geographic Live — On the Trail of Big Cats
Jan 26, 2020
From trekking India’s Himalayas in search of rare snow leopards and tracking the elusive jaguar through Latin American jungles to pursuing the American cougar throughout Hollywood Hills, award-winning National Geographic photographer Steve Winter has ventured far and wide to come face-to-face with his subjects.
Trinity Irish Dance Company
Dance
Feb 29, 2020
Celebrate Leap Day with Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC) as they fly across the Auditorium Theatre’s stage!
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Dance
Runs Mar 04Mar 08, 2020
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, “one of the best known companies in the world” (The Associated Press) that “never fails to inspire and delight” (Chicago Tonight), returns to its Chicago home of more than 50 years as a Visiting Resident Company.
National Geographic Live — Adventures Among Orangutans
Variety
Mar 10, 2020
Husband-and-wife duo Tim Laman and Cheryl Knott have dedicated their lives to understanding and protecting orangutans, a threatened species that can only be observed a handful of places around the world.
American Ballet Theatre
Dance
Runs Mar 19Mar 22, 2020
American Ballet Theatre returns to Chicago as the Auditorium Theatre’s Visiting Resident Ballet Company! Experience the full breadth of ABT’s acclaimed artists in this mixed repertory program, featuring both classical and contemporary ballet.
National Geographic Live — Ocean Soul
Variety
May 10, 2020
National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry has captured the soul of the sea for more than 20 years, spending more than 10,000 hours underwater (often in extreme conditions beneath Arctic ice or in predator-infested waters).
Giordano Dance Chicago
Dance
Jun 06, 2020

Giordano Dance Chicago, the “powerful tour de force of Chicago’s dance community that consistently brings us to our feet” (Chicago Tribune) comes to the Auditorium Theatre for its fifth full-length …

Bolshoi Ballet — Swan Lake
Dance
Runs Jun 10Jun 14, 2020
Considered “the world’s greatest dance company” (The Independent), Russia’s premier ballet company makes a triumphant return to Chicago and to the historic Auditorium Theatre after 16 years.
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The Auditorium Theatre, the Theatre for the People, 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 129 years. A National Historic Landmark, the Auditorium Theatre is known internationally for its perfect acoustics, innovative architecture and stunning design. “We live this history. Join us.”
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