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

We are working with artist management to reschedule dates for cancelled productions. Existing ticket holders need not take any immediate action, as existing tickets will be good for rescheduled dates. If we are unable to reschedule, we will provide a full ticket refund. We will immediately send email notification to ticket holders when we formally cancel a performance, issue refunds or confirm a new date. We thank you for your patience and apologize for any inconvenience.

(Updated May 04, 2021)

Coming Soon


We do look forward to sharing inspiring performing arts experiences with you again in the near future. In the coming months we’ll be announcing new Feature Series shows for the 2021 season. Combined with the shows we just rescheduled into next season, we’ll have plenty of opportunities for you to get out of the house when this crisis subsides.

Resident Companies

Northlight Theatre is one of the largest professional non-profit theatres in the Chicagoland area.

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.

We Proudly Thank Our Sponsors

Wintrust Community Banks
Jameson's Charhouse