Just as the Auditorium Theatre offers spectacular performances throughout the year, we also regularly host unforgettable galas, dinner parties, and meet the artist receptions especially for generous people like yourself who adore the Auditorium Theatre and want to support and celebrate our mission-driven work.

In recent seasons, guests and donors have enjoyed fundraising events such as the Annual Fall Gala, Game Day FUNdraiser, the Friends of Too Hot dinner with the stars, and the Ailey Circle private reception with Artistic Director Robert Battle, among others. In addition, the Auditorium Auxiliary Board also hosts several fundraiser events each season including Devil’s Ball and Trivia Night.

All fundraising event proceeds benefit the Auditorium Theatre and its mission to present the finest in international, cultural, community and educational programming to Chicago and to the continued restoration and preservation of the National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre.

Upcoming Fundraising Events


Co-Chairs Michelle T. Boone and Theaster Gates
Invite you to the Auditorium Theatre’s Ailey Circle Event

A Private Reception with Robert Battle, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stony Island Arts Bank
6760 S Stony Island

Tickets include:

  • Private reception with Robert Battle on March 21
  • One VIP orchestra ticket to the Ailey performance of your choice the week of March 22 – 26 at the Auditorium Theatre. For schedule and performance program details, click here.
  • Already purchased your performance ticket? Contact Kelly Saroff at ksaroff@auditoriumtheatre.org or 312.341.2364 to purchase your ticket to the exclusive Ailey Circle reception with Robert Battle.

To purchase tickets click here or contact Kelly Saroff at ksaroff@auditoriumtheatre.org or 312.341.2364

Proceeds benefit the Auditorium Theatre and their annual presentation of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Chicago.

Bus transportation provided to and from Stony Island Arts Bank thanks to a generous anonymous donor! Pick-up will be at the Auditorium Theatre. More details to follow.

The Auditorium Theatre would like to thank
Our Sponsors: Phil Lumpkin and The Rebuild Foundation
Circle Committee: Michelle T. Boone, Chanel Coney, Pam Crutchfield, Amina Dickerson, Theaster Gates, Falona & Ra Joy, Phil Lumpkin

About The Stony Island Arts Bank
The Stony Island Arts Bank is a hybrid gallery, media archive, library and community center – and a home for Rebuild’s archives and collections. Designed by William Gibbons Uffendell and built in 1923, the bank at 68th Street and Stony Island Avenue was once a vibrant community savings and loan. By the eighties, the branch had closed and the building remained vacant and deteriorating for decades. Reopened in October 2015, the radically restored building serves as a space for neighborhood residents to preserve, access, reimagine and share their heritage – and a destination for artists, scholars, curators, and collectors to research and engage with South Side history.

The Arts Bank collections include:

Johnson Publishing Archive + Collections: Books and periodicals donated by the Johnson Publishing Company, publisher of Ebony and Jet magazine.

University of Chicago Glass Lantern Slides: Over 60,000 slides of art and architectural history from the Paleolithic to Modern eras

Edward J. Williams Collection: 4,000 objects of “negrobilia” – mass cultural objects and artifacts that feature stereotypical images of people of color

Frankie Knuckles Records: “Godfather of House Music,” Frankie Knuckles’ vinyl collection

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift, less the price of goods and services, is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Auxiliary Board Events

Trivia Night
May 10, 2017 @ 5:30PM
Murray-Green Library at Roosevelt University
430 S Michigan Ave

In its fourth year, the Auxiliary Board’s spring trivia fundraiser for Hands Together, Heart to Art, a performing arts camp for children who have experienced the death of a parent, welcomes guests into the historic stacks of the Murray-Green Library for an evening of friendly competition—when the librarian’s rules don’t apply. Raise a glass, grab a bite, and test your knowledge. Prizes awarded to winning teams!

Single tickets $40
Team of 6 $210

For more information about Fundraising Events at the Auditorium Theatre, or to make a gift by phone, please call 312.341.2364.