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Formerly known as the Rosemont Horizon, Allstate Arena has 18,500 seats and 48 skyboxes and is one of the largest indoor facilities in the Chicagoland market. More than 150 events are staged annually, including musical performers such as the Boston Pops. The arena is also home to many sporting events, with the Chicago Wolves hockey team and the DePaul Blue Demons calling it home. If family entertainment is what you are after, the arena hosts such groups as the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and Disney on Ice.
Located close to downtown Chicago, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center features 840,000 square-feet of exhibition space. The two-level facility also can accommodate up to 50 meetings and contains a Ballroom, which can host up to 4000 people or banquets for 3000. The Center hosts a wide range of trade shows, exhibits, festivals, expos, meetings, social events and more.
The Akoo/Rosemont Theatre is one of the most popular theatrical venues in the city. It is a modern theater with two tiers and comfortable seats. It is the venue for ChicagoLand Pops, which is a symphonic ensemble that calls this theater home. The theater has also played host to Broadway plays, concerts and other entertainment groups. It also has performances by children's acting groups.
Located in the Copernicus Center, this enormous historic theater hosts fantastic performances, concerts, dance events and so much more. Mitchell P. Kobelinski Theater, formally called the Gateway Theater, was originally a movie theater with an atmospheric-style seating arrangement and currently has a thrust stage. Today the theater still has a vintage ambiance, but it also has modern and up-to-date sound and lighting equipment.
Don't miss out on events hosted by the Copernicus Center — a civic and cultural center. With modern sound equipment and several several venues on-site, it's no wonder that Copernicus Center has hosted everything from musical performances to annual fairs to small local events. Concerts are often held in the center's historic Mitchell P Kobelinski Theater, formally known as the Gateway Theater.
Centre East Theatre is an upscale, plush theater that has been a major entertainment venue in Chicago since 1979. The theater has a nifty decor with state-of-the-art facilities and great acoustics. Many Broadways, orchestral events, plays of different genres are held here. Many renowned actors, artistes, musicians and theater groups have performed here. The theater also encourages budding talents. So this place is great for all theater connoisseurs.
The current facility of Northlight Theatre was designed by Boston architect, Graham Gund and was made open to public in 1996. The award-winning theatre is known for showcasing brilliant talent in performing arts and has been bringing many acts like The Odd Couple by Neil Simon to people of Skokie. The management here at Northlight is dedicated to promote humanity and compassion through the plays and acts they play host to.
Founded in 1957, Knights of Columbus is located close to the recreational park in Arlington Heights. The venue is used for both business as well as social meetings. You can rent the hall for corporate meetings, weddings, theater, arts, musicals etc. The hall is wheelchair accessible and has a full service bar to cater to clients' requirements for any occasion. Few of the past events held here have been Carniflex, Elysia and Becoming the Archetype.
Comprising of a two theaters, a large lobby, a rehearsal hall as well as meeting rooms, the North Shore Center for Performing Arts has gained the reputation of being one of the best venues for performing arts. This award-winning venue has played host to dance shows, classical concerts, theatrical performances and several other cultural activities. One can also rent the premises of the venue for private functions.
Portage Theater was the first theater in Portage Park to house movies. This classic theater was shut down in 2001, to introduce its patrons with a renovated 1321 seat theater in 2006. Now a host of diverse events including theatrical plays, film screenings, fashion shows, radio and television broadcasts, corporate events and private parties are held here. The state-of-art lighting and acoustics add to the power-packed and enthralling experience.
The Maywood Park Racetrack is a premier horse racing track located in central Melrose Park that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Usually used for harness racing, the park is a regular venue for international tournaments and large-scale events. The park is furnished with modern facilities that ensure a safe event. With a seating capacity of around 33,000, the Maywood Park Racetrack is one of the biggest tracks of the state. Apart from hosting races, the park also hosts meetings, conferences and major corporate events. Check website for details.
This suburban center was added to the University campus more than 20 years ago as a performance and activity space for such events as lectures, concerts, fine arts and a host of other cultural events. Now, regularly staged events include piano recitals, speakers, plays and performances by the Chicago Sinfonietta, attended by students, faculty and nearby residents. Free parking is available.