3010 Finley Rd.
Downers Grove, IL 60515-1118
Phone: (630) 515-1500
Fax: (630) 515-1595
Playwright David Mamet lent this theater ensemble its name when he wrote American Buffalo and the productions here are organized under the roughshod shadow of that writer's naturalistic and puritanical brand of storytelling. The home of the BTE is the Harold D. McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage, where it is led by Artistic Director Craig Berger. While public transportation is not readily accessible, it may be worth your while to take Metra's Union Pacific line to Glen Ellyn, then catch a cab from there.
First Folio is a not-for-profit professional regional theatre company, drawing audiences from all over the country. They focus on Shakespearean plays and other classic works and are the resident theatre company at the Mayslake Peabody Estate, where they produce two outdoor summer productions each year (Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream are slated for 2004.) They also tour short Shakespeare productions to schools throughout the state of Illinois - they are on the Illinois Art's Council's ARTSTOUR Roster for 2003-2005.
This 971-seat, proscenium style live theater features a wide array of entertainment including comedies, musicals, dinner theater shows, and Hollywood personalities. There is also 40,000 square feet of trade show space available on site.
Barrows Auditorium is an event venue located within the Billy Graham Center on the Wheaton College campus. This auditorium that can seat about 500 people, plays host to a variety of events. Recitals, meetings, important conferences, workshops and much more is held here. For more details, check website or call ahead.
Enjoy competitive polo matches at 1:00 p.m. on Sundays from June through September at the historic Oak Brook Polo Grounds which is considered to be one of the top summer polo clubs in America and is well-known throughout the world.
A wide variety of educational and recreational film subjects in both 2-D and 3-D formats are shown at this five story tall IMAX theatre.
The newly formed Fox Valley Orchestra has arrived to the Fox Valley area music scene. Under the baton of Dr. Colin Holman, the group plans to bring a symphony orchestra of professional quality not seen since 2001 back to the area. The orchestra also plans to foster music education opportunities for youth in the form of internships and other activities.
The alluring property of Arrowhead Golf Club, located on Butterfield Road, is one of the most preferred event venues in Wheaton. Known for its beautifully manicured 27 holes, this lush green property sets a perfect background for your dream wedding. Whether you are a member or not, the staff makes sure that your time at this club is memorable. After a game, enjoy a delicious brunch at a restaurant and bar on-site. The extensive list of spirits and cocktails completes your dinning experience.
There's something for everyone at this sports entertainment center, located less than 20 miles from Chicago. The venue hosts birthday parties, offers skating classes, Zumba fitness and more. Visit the website for a current schedule of events.
The Dupage County Fairgrounds is located in the heart of this small city. It is the venue for the Dupage County Fair, which is an annual event. The grounds are mostly used for the fair but also entertain other local events. The fair is it's main attraction that pulls in large crowds to celebrate together. They have a number of events like contests, shows and more. Do contact for more details.
The Theatre of Western Springs is a historic performing arts venue in Western Springs. Established in 1929, it is one of the foremost theaters in the country. It also conducts the Children's Theater of Western Springs (CTWS), which are regular workshops for acting in plays and musicals. Drama connoisseurs and prop designers too can improve their skills at their classes. One can rent their stunning vintage props and costumes or hire this venue for hosting fundraisers.
A beautifully renovated 1924 Spanish style movie theatre that features five auditoriums with Dolby Digital Sound. First run films are featured here and a Baby Barton pipe organ is played on Friday and Saturday evenings.