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 May 26th!

Pandemic related requirements and policies at the North Shore Center vary based on the event.
Please read current health safety policies at NorthShoreCenter.org/Health

The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie prioritizes the health and safety of our patrons, staff, volunteers and visiting artists. Please be patient, understanding and kind to others in this health safety environment.


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

Call (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