Auditorium Theatre

Upcoming Events

WBEZ and The University Club of Chicago Present
Michael Lewis in Conversation with Andrew Ross Sorkin
Audio Play/Podcast, Literary Adaptation, Staged Reading
Dec 07, 2023

When author Michael Lewis first met Sam Bankman-Fried, he was the world’s youngest billionaire and crypto’s Gatsby. CEOs, celebrities, and leaders of small countries all vied for his …

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2023
Children’s/Family, Holiday, Music
Dec 09, 2023

Dave Koz and Friends announce the 26th anniversary edition of the longest-running jazz-based Christmas tour. Beginning the next era of this rich musical tradition, Koz and Friends will perform fresh renditions …

The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show
Dec 10, 2023

You better watch out, you better not cry, because “The Queens of Christmas” (Entertainment Weekly) are coming back to the Auditorium Theatre with a brand new edition of …

Holidays of Light
Dec 15, 2023

Join us for an evening of festive cheer and holiday spirit at the Chicago Sinfonietta’s “Holidays of Light” concert, featuring guest conductor Chelsea Tipton. The concert will take …

Sugar Hill: The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker
Children’s/Family, Dance, Holiday, Music
Runs Dec 19Dec 30, 2023

An exhilarating story told in dance, SUGAR HILL is set to the music of the genre-defying collaboration between jazz icons Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn in a captivating …

Lindsey Stirling
Snow Waltz Tour
Children’s/Family, Holiday, Music
Dec 31, 2023

For over a decade, Lindsey Stirling has enchanted audiences across the globe by performing a certain spellbinding magic with her electronic violin, dreaming up an exquisitely composed yet …

Terence Blanchard: Film Scores LIVE!
Jan 13, 2024

This electrifying multi-media live performance showcases the deep and fruitful body of film scores by two-time Oscar Nominated composer and seven-time GRAMMY winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard, whose …

Chicago Sinfonietta Presents
Jan 15, 2024

Join the Chicago Sinfonietta in their annual MLK Tribute Concert, PULSE, as they pay homage to the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a captivating …

An Evening with John Cusack & Screening of High Fidelity
Jan 18, 2024

Actor John Cusack will host an intimate screening of one of his most popular motion pictures, High Fidelity, followed by a live conversation about his career and the …

Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Feb 03, 2024

Founders Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, armed with a rich Alvin Ailey lineage and a cadre of 16 spectacular dancers, have re-envisioned ballet through technical precision, athletic prowess, …

Compañía Nacional de Danza
Feb 10, 2024

Making its Chicago debut at the Auditorium, the Madrid-based ‘National Dance Company’ performs varied and representative repertoires, recognizable inside and outside Spain, covering classical, neoclassical, and contemporary dance. …

Trinity Irish Dance Company
Mar 03, 2024

Under the lead of Mark Howard, founding artistic director/choreographer – and recent inductee into the 2023 Irish American Hall of Fame – Chicago’s beloved Trinity Irish Dance Company …

Mar 09, 2024

Known internationally for presenting works of astounding inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX, a company of dancer-illusionists founded and directed by Moses Pendleton, marks its long-awaited return to the …

Mar 16, 2024

Join the Chicago Sinfonietta in celebrating Women’s History Month with ECHO, a stunning program featuring a lineup of works that highlights the artistry and creativity of women in …

Croce 50th Anniversary Tour
Apr 06, 2024

Multi-faceted singer/songwriter A.J. Croce is hitting the road again in celebration of two more of his father Jim Croce’s legendary albums, 1973’s Life and Times and his final …

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Runs Apr 17Apr 21, 2024

Celebrating over 55 years of partnership with the Auditorium Theatre, the illustrious Alvin Ailey returns to its Chicago home for a must-see six-performance program with both new works …

South Chicago Dance Theatre
Apr 27, 2024

In its 7th season, South Chicago Dance Theatre is a flourishing local company that presents a seamless fusion of classical and contemporary dance. Audiences will be in awe …

May 11, 2024

Join the Chicago Sinfonietta for an unforgettable season finale, REVERB, featuring a lineup of works that showcase the power and energy of classical music.

The evening begins with Chin’s …

Miku Expo 2024
Children’s/Family, Music
May 14, 2024

HATSUNE MIKU EXPO is a world concert tour, organized by Crypton Future Media, that brings along a variety of sub-events (exhibitions, workshops, club events …) where fans of …

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.