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Music, dance, theater, and more the spotlight shines brightly on Chicago's North Shore. Your visit to the North Shore would be incomplete without experiencing the area's exciting variety of live entertainment. From critically acclaimed dramas and hilarious comedies to upbeat musicals and performances just for kids, the North Shore has it! The North Shore is also home to top symphony orchestras.

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Actors Gymnasium Circus & Performing Arts

927 Noyes St., Evanston
(847) 328-2795
It’s a school, a performance venue, and a resource of truly unique and amazing talent including awe-inspiring aerialists, fire-breathers, stilt-walkers, and jugglers... MORE

Cinergy Dine-In Cinema

401 W. Dundee Rd., Wheeling
(847) 957-3510
State-of-the-art luxury dine-in movie theater with reclining seating, and more. Chef-inspired dining menu with an extensive bar featuring draft beers & craft cocktai... MORE

CMX CineBistro Old Orchard

4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie
(847) 805-1022
Offers a VIP Dinner-And-A-Movie experience, with full-service in-seat dining and an elegant bar and lounge. Menu items include a grilled Allen Brothers steak, a pan ... MORE

CMX Market Cinema Old Orchard

4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie
(847) 805-1022
A innovative movie concept developed by CMX Cinemas, combines a luxury movie-going experience with a fashionable food hall station, offering self-serve culinary and ... MORE

Community House in Winnetka

620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka
(847) 446-0537
Built in 1911, is a non-profit, the Winnetka Community House is a historic and welcoming facility that enrich the lives of area residents, their families and friends... MORE

Music of the Baroque

9501 N. Skokie Blvd., Skokie
(312) 551-1415
Music of Baroque Chorus and Orchestra - "is one of Chicago musical glories" according to Opera News. The company specializes in music from one of the most innovative... MORE

Music Theater Works

9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
(847) 673-6300
Music Theater Works is a professional non-profit theater company based in Wilmette, featuring a colorful repertoire including operetta, the Golden Age of Broadway, t... MORE

North Shore Center For The Performing Arts in Skokie

9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
(847) 673-6300
The North Shore Center is a dynamic two-theater complex featuring the 867-seat mainstage theatre, and a convertible 318-seat theater, which serves as the home to Nor... MORE

North Shore Chamber Music Festival

PO Box 85, Northbrook
(847) 370-3984
This is an inspired summer event not to be missed for Chicagoans and travelers alike. The 9th annual festival welcomes old and new friends-the brilliant Escher Quart... MORE

Northlight Theatre

9501 N. Skokie Blvd., Skokie
(847) 673-6300
An award winning theatre with an excellent local and national reputation, Northlight was founded in 1974 and is one of the largest nonprofit theatres in the Chicagol... MORE

Oil Lamp Theater

1723 Glenview Rd., Glenview
(847) 834-0738
A unique theater space that is just as much a part of the artistic canvas as the hand-selected theatrical productions. The experience begins with a warm greeting int... MORE

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Northwestern University, Evanston
(847) 467-4000
Known for its outstanding acoustics, the 1,003-seat performance facility for the music arts is isolated on Northwestern University's campus. A typical season of pro... MORE

Ravinia Festival

200 Ravinia Park Rd., Highland Park
(847) 266-5100
Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, stands today as its most musically diverse, presenting over 140 different events throughout the summer. These concert... MORE


1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston
(847) 492-8860
Since opening its doors in 2008, SPACE has brought thousands of world class performances to Evanston audiences. With a rustic and warm ambiance and state-of-the-art... MORE

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre

721 Howard St., Evanston
(773) 347-1109
Theo has been delighting audiences with their unique brand of award-winning cabaret-style theatre, where you are never more than a few feet from the performers. Talk... MORE

Wilmette Theater

1122 Central Ave., Wilmette
(847) 251-7424
A multi-arts theater and performance space in the heart of Downtown Wilmette. Surrounded by Wilmette's thriving dining scene and steps from the Wilmette Metra train... MORE

Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts

1949 Campus Dr., Evanston
(847) 491-7282
This Center stages performing arts productions of Northwestern University's School of Communication, Department of Theatre and Department of Performance Studies, inc... MORE

Writers Theatre

325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe
(847) 242-6000
Writers Theatre was founded in 1992 to explore productions in which the word on the page and the artists that bring the word to life hold primary importance. Now per... MORE
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