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    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.


    Box Office Hours


    North Shore Center
    Current Box Office Hours
    Tue – Sat: 11am – 5pm
    Sun: two hours prior to show time

    Call (847) 673-6300

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    Tickets to all performances at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie are available exclusively through our Box Office or online at, which uses Ticketmaster, our certified ticketing platform.

    Ticket Scalpers purchase tickets the same way that you can purchase them yourself, and then they generally charge exorbitant mark ups. Buying from ticket brokers or the secondary market does not necessarily give you better seating or a better deal, even when they’re following federal regulations.

    In addition to paying much more than necessary, if there is a problem with your order (such as counterfeit tickets or lack of ticket arrival), and you purchased tickets from any site other than or, the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie cannot help you. Furthermore, in the event of show time changes, cancellations, etc., we will not be able to notify you of any important show-related items that may occur. If you have questions about purchasing tickets, please call our box office at 847-673-6300.


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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.

    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