We invite you to feel the Christmas spirit. This holiday season, listen to the enchanting harmonies of Celtic Woman, complete with the majestic sound of the Chicago Philharmonic. Hear stunning new arrangements of the classic Silent Night and the ancient Gaelic carol Dia do Bheatha from their holiday album, The Magic of Christmas. From delicate, traditional Irish carols to magnificent uplifting anthems, Celtic Woman’s wealth of seasonal music will leave you feeling merry and bright.
Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes view to learn about the secrets and stories that make our theatre unique! Explore this national historic landmark designed by famed architects Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler like never before. Be awed by taking a closer look at the brilliant 24-karat gold-leafed ceiling arches and the beautifully restored artwork throughout our building. Ghost Tours Step into the spooky world of the supernatural this October and November for this special Halloween edition of our National Landmark Backstage Tours. Get the insight on the architecture and history of our historic venue AND the haunted past that will give you goosebumps. Auditorium Theatre is also able to accommodate private tours for larger groups. If you would like to have a private backstage tour, please fill out this form. Tours are approximately 80-90 minutes in length and take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays.
CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE lights up the stage in this popular and dazzling family holiday spectacular. This annual tradition wraps a whimsical, Broadway-style musical infused with contemporary circus artistry into the ultimate holiday gift for the entire family! This critically acclaimed extravaganza is sure to dazzle any audience as Broadway World proclaims it, “The Perfect Holiday Gift… a show that everyone will enjoy.” Audiences of all ages will marvel at soaring acrobatics, gravity defying feats and extravagant theatrical production numbers the Boston Globe hails as “Entrancing… Las Vegas meets family entertainment.”
Feel the beat with Step Afrika! As the first professional dance company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, Step Afrika! blends dance styles from historically African-American fraternities and sororities, traditional African dances, and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience. The vigorous technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique, leaving audiences energized and on their feet!
Uncover stories of resilience in the hundred years since one of the worst episodes of racial violence in American History. Tulsa native and archaeologist Dr. Alicia Odewale shares her research on how the Tulsa Race Massacre impacted generations. Come discover how archaeology can be used as a tool for recovering lost stories, reclaiming a narrative, and pursuing restorative justice.
Fall in love with the world’s leading all-male ballet company with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. This ensemble showcases a playful view of traditional ballet in parody form and has through the years become an international treasure. Enjoy the comic approach of the trocks and the astounding way that men can, indeed, dance en pointe.
Grammy-nominated in 2020 as “Best New Artist,” New Orleans-based Tank and The Bangas are quickly gaining wide acclaim with an incredibly uncategorical soulful mixture of R&B, hip-hop and spoken-word that’s fused into an atomically combustible energetic live performance. Led by the incomparable Tarriona “Tank” Ball, Tank and The Bangas is joined by Chicago Philharmonic to newly unleash their music as a massive orchestral concert experience at the landmark Auditorium Theatre. Fans are in for a magical experience under the golden glow of one of Chicago’s hidden gems.
Experience trailblazing, living history with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater! This beloved Chicago engagement will include an abundance of stunning new programs, as well as beloved classics, including Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece Revelations. Continuing it’s long legacy, this is truly a must-see event!
Celebrating thirty years on and eight albums, the Grammy-nominated superstars Lettuce have breathed new life into the classic funk genre and pushed musical barriers combining groove-infused jazz, soaring horn lines, and modern hip-hop beats. Fans are treated to a unique night in the historic landmark Auditorium Theatre as Lettuce augments their rhythmic genius, stunning improvisations and the outstanding musicality of their compositions with orchestrations created by Denver-based composer Tom Hagerman and perfectly executed by the Chicago Philharmonic orchestra.
Journey through the astonishing and controversial science of de-extinction with evolutionary biologist and pioneer in ancient DNA research Beth Shapiro. From deciding which species should be restored to anticipating how revived populations might be overseen in the wild, the technical challenges and ethical considerations of de-extinction are substantial.
Experience China before communism. Shen Yun takes you on an extraordinary journey through China’s 5,000 years of divinely inspired culture. Exquisite beauty from the heavens, profound wisdom from dynasties past, timeless legends and ethnic traditions all spring to life through classical Chinese dance, enchanting live orchestral music, authentic costumes, and patented interactive backdrops. Revisit a time when scholars and artists sought harmony with the Tao, or the “Way” of the universe, and when divine beings walked upon the earth to inspire humanity. Join us for a night filled with beauty and wisdom, courage and hope...Experience Shen Yun!
Transcend into the world en pointe with the internationally renowned American Ballet Theatre. Dazzling mix-rep programming featuring some of the most exciting contemporary masterpieces. Experience the beauty of story-telling through this perfect fusion of music, movement, and drama.
Three masters of rhythm take the stage for a percussive evening full of spirit. Experience the high-kicks, tap, and contemporary movements that will leave you feeling the beat!
Dorrance Dance is an award-winning tap dance company with a deep dedication to tap dance, its traditions, and its possibilities.
Trinity Irish Dance Company expands and elevates the traditional form of Irish dance through an innovative vision of what the dance form can be.
M.A.D.D. Rhythms is comprised of astounding young, versatile tap dancers from all over Chicago that spread love, joy, and positivity through the form of tap.
Dive into the hidden world beneath the surface of the Earth’s oceans. The photographic team of David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes share their underwater adventures from the Antarctic Ice to the “coral triangle,” featuring encounters with creatures of the deep and the reality of life behind the camera.
An all-new global touring film concert series, "DC In Concert," debuts with the box office smash, "The Batman." Experience the caped crusader like never before as a live symphony orchestra performs the blockbuster movie's captivating score alongside the film for an unforgettable live concert experience. Released March 4, 2022, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Batman” is set around Bruce Wayne in the dual role of Gotham City’s vigilante detective and his alter ego, reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne. Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman, striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City.
South Chicago Dance Theatre (SCDT) is a multicultural organization seamlessly fusing classical and contemporary dance styles. Making their Auditorium Theatre debut, the esteemed Chicago company presents the World premiere of Memoirs of Jazz In The Alley, which celebrates the legacy of renowned saxophonist Jimmy Ellis.