Auditorium Theatre

Theater, Music Venue, Performing Arts
50 E Congress Pkwy (Roosevelt University)
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 341-2300

Tips

  • If you wait by the bus stop on Michigan avenue, you will see the dancers walking out of backstage
  • The Auditorium Theatre was designed and constructed by famed architects Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan; it opened in 1889.
  • The Auditorium Theatre is what every theater wants to be when it grows up.
  • This theatre is a true gem. The acoustics are perfect and has a bigger stage than the Shubert or Chicago Theatres.
  • Fuerza Bruta Lounge at the Auditorium Theatre opens at 6:30pm Tuesday through Saturday and 2pm on Sundays. Daily drink specials, empanadas and dance music. You do not need a ticket to the show to hang
  • The Joffrey Ballet, which appeared at the Auditorium in scenes shot for "The Company" (2003), was the first dance company to perform at the White House at Jacqueline Kennedys invitation.
  • The Joffrey Ballet, which appeared at the Auditorium in scenes shot for "The Company" (2003) is the first and only dance company to appear on the cover of Time Magazine.
  • While it's great being up close in the orch pits, beware of not-so-great acoustics since you're right next to the speakers!
  • The gallery seats (aisle 3,4,5) are in the WAY upper balcony. They are dangerous & scary!
  • Check in at the Auditorium and you might get a gift treat.
  • The middle performance in the Alvin Alley show was my fav!
  • Tip: Don't fall off the balcony. You owe me.
  • Fantasia (of American Idol fame) performs at The Auditorium on 12/30/10.
  • If you are looking for a Broadway show in Chicago: one that is fun, hip, and suitable for young people especially, checkout Fuerza Bruta. You will not be disappointed. Wear clothes you can get wet :)
  • Fuerza Buta-a must see!!
  • Take a tour - you'll be fascinated with the history. They are only $10.
  • Alive w Chicago History and great acoustics.
  • Great hall to see a variety of events
  • The box seats are great
  • Beautiful building. We watched The NutCracker from the Joffrey Ballet. Really good experience!

Nearby places

24 S Michigan Ave (btwn Monroe & Madison St.)
111 S Michigan Ave (btwn Monroe St & Jackson Dr)
134 S Wabash Ave (btwn E Adams & E Monroe St)