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.

Join the Auditorium in celebrating #GivingTuesday with a gift to the ADMIT ONE program.

What is #GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. The movement is a celebration of America’s greatest traditions: generosity, entrepreneurialism, and community. You can give time or expertise, monetary donations large or small, simple acts of kindness, or simply spread the word.

What is ADMIT ONE? The Auditorium Theatre ADMIT ONE access program offers an unforgettable Auditorium experience for partner groups who have an interest in the performing arts, but limited means to attend our theatre.

We work closely with leaders of eligible groups to create a custom VIP encounter based on their unique needs and interests. ADMIT ONE experiences are provided at no cost to participants, and can include tickets, transportation, hospitality, and, perhaps most innovatively, an artist-led workshop at a venue in their neighborhood.

When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

How can you take part?

Make a donation to the ADMIT ONE program, or any one of the Auditorium’s funds that inspires you most.


Get your organization involved. We are always looking for new ADMIT ONE Partners!



Spread the word.
Let others in your community know about ADMIT ONE. It might spark someone else to give or sign-up as an ADMIT ONE Partner.

Learn More

For more information, please contact our Associate Director of Individual Giving Kelly Saroff Allen at 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!