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.

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

Upcoming Fundraising Events

2017 Annual Fall Gala
50th Anniversary Celebration of the Auditorium Theatre’s Grand Re-Opening
Honoring Sonia Florian of the NIB Foundation

Honorary Co-Chairs: Suzanne Farrell and Edward Villella


Join us to celebrate the Auditorium Theatre and the presentation of the Adler and Sullivan Award honoring Sonia Florian’s lasting contributions to the arts and the National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre.

The Gala will begin with a reception, dinner, and award presentation at The Standard Club followed by a performance commemorating the golden anniversary of our grand re-opening with a one-night-only celebration of dance, featuring a mixed repertory program with dancers fromAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Dutch National Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Joffrey Ballet, MOMIX, New York City Ballet, Parsons Dance, San Francisco Ballet, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Vienna State Ballet, and The Washington Ballet!

This event memorializes the evening that the gloriously restored theatre re-opened in 1967 following a 26-year closure, when opening night patrons were treated to an unforgettable performance by New York City Ballet. Celebrate the past, present, and future of the Auditorium Theatre with this once-in-a-lifetime evening!


Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Standard Club
320 S Plymouth Court
4PM — Cocktail Reception
5PM — Dinner and Award Presentation
6:45PM — Trolley transportation to the Auditorium Theatre

Auditorium Theatre
50 E Congress Pkwy
7:30PM — A Golden Celebration of Dance

Black Tie Optional

Tickets and Tables:

Tables of ten: $25,000, $15,000, $10,000, and $6,000

Individual tickets: $600


Kelly Saroff Allen
Associate Director of Individual Giving
312.341.2364 or ksaroff@auditoriumtheatre.org


Auxiliary Board Events

The Auxiliary Board’s annual Devil’s Ball is taking center stage next summer  on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Inspired by the book The Devil in the White City, next year’s event will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, and dancing — all on the stage of the Auditorium Theatre. All proceeds from the event go toward the preservation of this National Historic Landmark and its educational outreach efforts. Click here (or the image above) to vote on a new tagline!

Click here for more information on the Auditorium Theatre Auxiliary Board!