Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater

Venue: Sollitt Stage (Mainstage)Dates: October 6, 2017

October 6, 2017 @ 7:30PM “An ensemble of extraordinarily beautiful, passionate, superbly skilled dancers” (Chicago Sun-Times). Following their fiery 40th anniversary finale at the Auditorium Theatre and their triumphant performances in Spain in 2016, Ensemble Español returns to the Auditorium to open the 2017–18 “Made in Chicago” Dance Series with a new program that brilliantly blends […]


Venue: Sollitt Stage (Mainstage)Dates: October 18 – 29, 2017

October 18-29, 2017 Staged by: Lola de Ávila Music: Adolphe Adam A sweeping tale of passion beyond the grave, de Ávila’s visionary Giselle elevates one of the greatest Romantic ballets to new heights. When a young peasant girl discovers her lover is betrothed to another, she dies of grief, only to be enlisted by the vengeful Wilis, […]

The Joffrey Ballet

The Nutcracker

Venue: Sollitt Stage (Mainstage)Dates: December 1 – 30, 2017

December 1-30, 2017  Choreographer: © by Christopher Wheeldon Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Journey inside Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair with Wheeldon’s critically acclaimed holiday masterpiece. When young Marie and her mother, a sculptress who is creating the fair’s iconic Statue of the Republic, host a holiday party, a surprise visit from the charming Great Impresario sets off […]

Shen Wei Dance Arts

Venue: Sollitt Stage (Mainstage)Dates: September 23 – 24, 2017

September 23, 2017 @ 7:30PM | September 24, 2017 @ 2PM Celebrated for its “gorgeous visual imagery” (The London Times) and “mesmerizing flow of invention” (The Boston Globe), Shen Wei Dance Arts makes its Chicago debut with two masterpieces by MacArthur “Genius” Award-winning choreographer and visual artist Shen Wei, known for his awe-inspiring choreography for […]

A Golden Celebration of Dance

Venue: Sollitt Stage (Mainstage)Dates: November 12, 2017

November 12, 2017 @ 7:30PM The 50th Anniversary of the Auditorium Theatre’s Re-Opening The Auditorium Theatre commemorates the golden anniversary of its grand re-opening with a one-night-only celebration of dance, featuring a mixed repertory program with dancers from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and Dutch National Ballet — […]

Dance for Life

Venue: Sollitt Stage (Mainstage)Dates: August 19, 2017

August 19, 2017 @ 7:30PM Now in its 26th year, Dance for Life Chicago returns to the Auditorium Theatre with a program including Chicago’s premier dance companies – Giordano Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and The Joffrey Ballet.  The program also includes a three-part collaborative piece with Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance […]

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Venue: Sollitt Stage (Mainstage)Dates: March 23 – 24, 2018

March 23, 2018 @ 7:30PM | March 24, 2018 @ 7:30PM Hailed as “outstanding” and “virtuosic” by the Chicago Tribune, and “sublime” by the Chicago Sun-Times, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago brings innovative and unique dance to the Auditorium Theatre with two nights of works by Hubbard Street Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo. This unparalleled company, acclaimed […]

The Joffrey Ballet

Modern Masters

Venue: Sollitt Stage (Mainstage)Dates: February 7 – 18, 2018

February 7-18, 2018 The Four Temperaments Choreographer: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust Music: Paul Hindemith One of Balanchine’s earliest experimental works, The Four Temperaments fuses classical steps with a lean, angular style. The ballet is inspired by the medieval belief that human beings are made up of four different humors that determine a […]

The Joffrey Ballet

Midsummer Night’s Dream

Venue: Sollitt Stage (Mainstage)Dates: April 25 – May 6, 2018

April 25-May 6, 2018 Choreographer: Alexander Ekman Music: Mikael Karlsson This is not Shakespeare’s midsummer. Swedish trailblazer Ekman astounds with this ode to the longest day of the year. Delight in joyful abandon and romance under the Scandinavian sun as dancers celebrate and let their imaginations run wild. A tour de force that took Stockholm […]

Giordano Dance Chicago

Venue: Sollitt Stage (Mainstage)Dates: June 9, 2018

June 9, 2018 @ 7:30PM Giordano Dance Chicago, America’s original jazz dance company, closes out its 55th season with its fourth full-evening appearance at the Auditorium Theatre. The company, led by Artistic Director Nan Giordano and called “jazz dance pioneer[s]” by Crain’s Chicago Business, delights audiences with its wide-ranging repertoire and engaging, fast-paced performances. The […]

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Venue: Sollitt Stage (Mainstage)Dates: March 7 – 11, 2018

March 7, 2018 @ 7:30PM | March 8, 2018 @ 7:30PM | March 9, 2018 @ 7:30PM March 10, 2018 @ 2PM | March 10, 2018 @ 8PM | March 11, 2018 @ 3PM Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings six breathtaking performances to the Auditorium Theatre, which has been the company’s Chicago home for […]

Ballet Nacional de Cuba

Don Quixote

Venue: Sollitt Stage (Mainstage)Dates: May 18 – 20, 2018

May 18, 2018 @ 7:30PM | May 19, 2018 @ 7:30PM | May 20, 2018 @ 3PM Ballet Nacional de Cuba brings its acclaimed version of Don Quixote to the Auditorium Theatre stage when it returns to Chicago for the first time in 15 years. Heralded as a production that will make you “fall in […]

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo

La Belle

Venue: Sollitt Stage (Mainstage)Dates: March 3 – 4, 2018

March 3, 2018 @ 7:30PM | March 4, 2018 @ 2PM Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, the premier dance company of Monaco that is known for its elegant, classical style, comes to the Auditorium Theatre with La Belle, a dark and beautiful reinterpretation of Marius Petipa’s classic ballet The Sleeping Beauty. Artistic Director and award-winning choreographer […]