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

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie is following reopening guidelines by State of Illinois. Read more about our Health & Safety Procedures.

North Shore Center
Current Box Office Hours
Tue – Fri: 12pm – 5pm

Call (847) 673-6300

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 June 15, 2021)

Coming Soon


We are excited to welcome audiences as Feature Series performances resume! In the coming months, we’ll be announcing MORE Feature Series shows for the season. Join the North Shore Center email list for the latest show announcements, special offers and discounts.

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Resident Companies

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 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