Our Commitment, Mission, Vision, and Values

Commitment Statement

On March 11, 2021 the Auditorium Theatre’s Board and Staff adopted the following statement:

The Auditorium Theatre thrives on the shared humanity that the performing arts provide, and we are at our best when our leadership, partnerships, and the work we present on our stage reflects the world around us and the audiences that walk through our doors. Core to this belief is a commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We are dedicated to leveraging the transformative power of the arts to fully become the Theatre for the People.

Mission Statement

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, an Illinois not-for-profit organization, is committed to presenting the finest in international, cultural, community, and educational programming to Chicago and to the continued restoration and preservation of the National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre.

Vision Statement

The Auditorium is the Theatre for the People because it aims to make the arts accessible to all, by bringing people from all across the city together to celebrate the performing arts and continuing to present and produce programming that reflects the rich diversity of the great city of Chicago.



The Auditorium Theatre strives to achieve diversity in the broadest possible context. Our goal is for diversity to infuse and be reflected in every dimension of our work, our programs, our performances, our artists, and the people we serve. We believe that diversity means inclusion and accessibility.


The Auditorium Theatre embraces innovation as we employ our talents, creative thinking, and available technology to continuously improve how we approach and execute our work.


Excellence is the cornerstone that connects all Auditorium Theatre values. In always aiming to achieve excellence, we perpetually endeavor to attain new heights.