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  • Joffrey Ballet - The Nutcracker

    Dec 1 - 30, 2018

  • Joffrey Ballet - Anna Karenina

    Feb 13 - Apr 24, 2019

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Mar 6 - 10, 2019

  • American Ballet Theatre - Whipped Cream

    Apr 11 - 14, 2019

  • Joffrey Ballet - Across The Pond

    Apr 26 - May 5, 2019

Joffrey Ballet - The Nutcracker Poster

Joffrey Ballet - The Nutcracker

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December 1 - 30, 2018

This year sees The Joffrey Ballet's annual holiday ballet return, following its critically acclaimed major reinvention by the iconic Christopher Wheeldon in 2016. The previous Joffrey version ran for many years, becoming the Number One Chicago Christmas tradition, and returned annually to the Auditorium Theatre to wow their die-hard fans since 1987.

Joffrey Ballet - Anna Karenina Poster

Joffrey Ballet - Anna Karenina

February 13 - April 24, 2019

Described by Dostoyevsky as a 'flawless work of art' Leo Tolstoy's sweeping epic of desire, forbidden love, jealousy and rage still resonates across the world today as evidenced by this exciting new world premiere adaptation by Yuri Possohkov for the Joffrey Ballet in collaboration with the Australian Ballet.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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March 6 - 10, 2019

Designated by Congress as 'a vital American cultural ambassador to the world', it's been 60 years since Alvin Ailey and his group of African-American dancers performed for the very first time at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. This tour is packed full of premieres and returning favorites.

American Ballet Theatre - Whipped Cream Poster

American Ballet Theatre - Whipped Cream

April 11 - 14, 2019

Specially created for American Ballet Theatre by resident artist Alexei Ratmansky, Whipped Cream makes its deliciously sweet mark once more! Set to the music of Richard Strauss' Schlagobers (originally created in 1924 for the Vienna State Opera), and designed by Mark Ryden. A must-see for dances fans with a sweet tooth who didn't quite get their fill of the Nutcracker ballet, this candied confection will put a spring in your step.

Joffrey Ballet - Across The Pond Poster

Joffrey Ballet - Across The Pond

April 26 - May 5, 2019

Chicago's most prestigious Ballet company, Joffrey Ballet, bring you a celebration of British Ballet and choreography in 2019. Celebrating the best and most innovative work from 'across the pond', Joffrey Ballet presents three exciting pieces of work from Britain's most exquisite choreographers.

Auditorium Theatre

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Roosevelt University, 50 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605

  • Year opened: 1889
  • Capacity: 3901
  • Concession stands
  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • Air conditioning
  • In-house bar

The largest building in the whole United States when it first opened, Chicago's Auditorium Building was designed by Danmark Adler and 'father of the skyscraper' Louis Sullivan. The building's imposing, bulky facade is offset by the theatre's dazzling interior of gold-leafed arches and wall mosaics. It's currently home to the legendary Joffrey Ballet company and also plays host to hundreds of concerts and comedy shows every year.

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