Auditorium Theatre

Upcoming Events

Trinity Irish Dance Company
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
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
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
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, …

Wild Hope – A National Geographic Live Event
Mar 13, 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 …

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis – North American Tour 2022
Mar 20, 2022

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have announced a spring 2022 tour of North America! In their first ever North American tour as a duo, Cave and Ellis will …

Ballet Hispánico: “Doña Perón: The Rise and Fall of a Diva”
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 …

Fran Lebowitz
Apr 15, 2022

Get ready for a night of no holds barred conversation with the queen of “tell it like it is!” In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and …

Social by Nature – A National Geographic Live Event
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 …

An Evening with Neil Gaiman
May 13, 2022

Your favorite author, Neil Gaiman, comes to the historic Auditorium Theatre. Neil Gaiman is an English author infamous for his short stories and novels. He also produces comic books, …

Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg: “Russian Hamlet”
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 …

Giordano Dance Chicago
Jun 11, 2022

For 59 seasons, Giordano Dance Chicago (GDC) has served as “a prime example of a company that can simultaneously revel in the past and the present” (Chicago Tribune). Considered “jazz dance royalty” (Chicago Tribune), …

Shin Lim
Oct 08, 2022

Shin Lim is the 2015 world FISM CHAMPION for close-up card magic and winner of America’s Got Talent Season 13 and America’s Got Talent: The Champions.

A self-proclaimed “SLEIGHT OF HAND ARTIST”. …

Oct 21, 2022

Since its formation in the early 2000s, initiated by composer Einar Selvik, WARDRUNA has had vast worldwide success, transcending music genres, cultures, and languages while earning acclaim for its innovative and …

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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