Welcome to the NORTH SHORE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS IN SKOKIE, a dynamic two-theater complex operating as part of the Village of Skokie’s plan to provide cultural, literary and educational programs to benefit its citizens and neighboring North Shore communities. The facility features an 867-seat main stage theater and a convertible 318-seat theater available for performances as well as social, corporate and community events.

The North Shore Center presents a FEATURE SERIES of entertainment spanning numerous genres and styles, and an educational performing arts program, YOUTHEATRE. We also are proud to host numerous performances by leading Chicago area performing arts organizations.

Please join us for the best in music, dance, comedy and theatre, or for your special event.


COVID-19 Notice & Guidelines

Health Guidelines as of January 03rd!

  • Universal Masking is Required During All Events.
  • Individuals Aged 5 and Older Must Present Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Entry.
  • Individuals Aged 16 and Older Must Present a Corresponding Valid ID.

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie is following an official order requiring visitors to present valid ID and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. A negative COVID-19 test is no longer sufficient for entry. Properly worn face masks are required for all patrons. We anticipate holding this order in place through at least February 27, 2022. Read more about our health safety policies.


North Shore Center
Current Box Office Hours
Tue – Sat: 11am – 5pm

Call (847) 673-6300

Rescheduled Productions
Thank you for your understanding while we manage rescheduled and cancelled productions from the pandemic. In all instances, existing ticket holders need not take any immediate action. Existing tickets will be good for rescheduled dates. We notify ticket holders about cancelled performances, refunds or confirmations of a new date. We thank you for your patience and apologize for any inconvenience.

(Updated August 20, 2021)

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Northlight Theatre is a professional, non-profit theatre company that produces five mainstage productions each year with a spectrum of work ranging from timely world premieres to refreshed classics.

The Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra has a long and rich tradition of bringing orchestra music to our community.

Under the direction of internationally acclaimed British conductor Dame Jane Glover, Music of the Baroque occupies a special place in the rich cultural life of Chicago.

Music Theater Works is a professional non-profit theater company featuring a colorful repertoire including operetta, the Golden Age of Broadway, the Great American Songbook, and modern classics since 1980.

We Proudly Thank Our Sponsors

Wintrust Community Banks
Jameson's Charhouse