Chicago has a lively tradition of dance, music and memorable stage productions. Chicago based troupes have toured the world, and have enviable international reputations. But when it comes to seeing a good live show in Chicago itself, visitors have to pick their times carefully. Depending on the time of your visit, you could have a selection of shows to choose from, or there might be none at all.
The Harris Theater for Music and Dance at 205 E. Randolph Street in Millennium Park, behind the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, is where the artsy crowd goes for superb entertainment. All of the best Chicago dance troupes perform there. The 1500-seat theater at first seems stark and impersonal, but thanks to the stadium style seating arrangement, the sight lines are excellent. There is not a bad seat in the house. With twelve different performing arts groups calling the Harris Theater home, you are bound to have a great time here. Check in advance for shows and performance times.
Address: 205 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601, United States
Phone: (312) 334-7777
Open hours: 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Architects: Hammond Beeby Rupert Ainge Architects