Part of the Loop’s landmark Auditorium Building and owned by Roosevelt University, this theater is a stunning piece of architecture (it was designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler) with great acoustics, and puts on shows of all genres, from cabaret and Broadway to jazz to the occasional major act such as R. Kelly or My Morning Jacket.
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50 E Congress Pkwy
|Cross street:||between Michigan and Wabash Aves|
|Transport:||El stop: Blue, Red to Jackson; Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Library. Bus: 7, 10, 146.|
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Thodos Dance Chicago: “Full Circle”
This one-night-only concert marks Thodos Dance Chicago’s 25th anniversary. The program includes works by Briana Robinson, Brian Enos, Bella Lewitzky and the first—and allegedly last—complete staging of “The Wheel Trilogy” by founder Melissa Thodos.Contemporary and experimental Saturday March 11 2017
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
The company’s annual visit to the Auditorium features several pieces new to Chicago, including artistic director Robert Battle’s Ella and MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham’s Untitled America. Four distinct programs will be presented across the five-day stand,...Contemporary and experimental Wednesday March 22 2017 - Sunday March 26 2017
Boston Pops with Bernadette Peters
Broadway legend Bernadette Peters makes her Auditorium Theatre debut performing with the Boston Pops Orchestra. In the first half of the concert, conductor Keith Lockhart leads the Pops through renditions of the Gershwins’ An American in Paris and Rhapsody...Cabaret and standards Friday March 31 2017
Sheila E. + Morris Day and the Time
When Prince passed away, he left behind a towering musical legacy and a host of musicians who collaborated with him throughout his career. Drummer and singer Sheila E. played on Prince's Sign ‘O’ the Times, Black Album, and Lovesexy LPs while Minneapolis...Funk, soul and disco Saturday April 1 2017
International Mr. Leather Weekend
Rooted in a 1979 bar contest, this four-day event features parties, a fetish and leather market, a physique competition, a sexy shoe-polishing competition and, of course, the annual crowning of International Mr. Leather. In additional to the daily Leather...Thursday May 25 2017 - Monday May 29 2017
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The Auditorium Theatre is Chicago’s Landmark Stage, bringing you the best in dance, music, international, cultural, community and educational programming. What isn't there to love about this venue. They have something for everyone!!
It's gorgeous, intimate and has a beautifully storied history. Those lines, those lights, those curves--it's a pinup of a theatre. When you're there, you're not only transported by the excitement of the moment but also in imagining all who have passed thru before and those who are on the way. I bet any artist who really wants to be seen felt and heard when asked what venue in Chicago they'd prefer to play would say "The Auditorium, of course!" And if it's their manager asking and the person being asked is feeling particularly artistic he or she might add, "What am I paying you for? Not to ask me stupid questions like that!"
Well, that's what I'd say anyway. Then we could have a good laugh. Then, I'd pull myself up short and say, "You think I'm kidding? Wrong--again. You'd better get it together. Or else."