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.

2018 Annual Fall Gala

Honoring Mel Katten


Join us to celebrate the Auditorium Theatre and the presentation of the Adler & Sullivan Award honoring Mel Katten for his 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 Palmer House followed by the performance of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Known for world-famous songs that inspired the smash Broadway hit Jersey Boys, Frankie Valli is a true American icon. His incredible career with The Four Seasons, as well as his solo success, has spawned countless hit singles including unforgettable tunes like “Sherry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “December ’63— Oh What A Night,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” and of course, “Grease.”


Saturday, November 3, 2018
5PM | Cocktail Reception, Dinner, and Award Presentation
8PM | Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Reception & Dinner | Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel | 17 E Monroe St
Performance | Auditorium Theatre | 50 E Congress Parkway

Transportation to the theatre will be provided.

Black Tie Optional


Lew Collens & Lee Ayers |  Jill & Lou Raizin


400 Chicago area business, civic, arts and philanthropic supporters of the Auditorium Theatre. In addition, 1,500 patrons purchasing tickets to the performance.


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

Celebrating Ailey at the Auditorium

Join us in celebrating Ailey’s 60th anniversary and the 50th anniversary performing at the Auditorium Theatre with an opening night post-performance soirée with Artistic Director Robert Battle and members of the Ailey company. The soirée will be held at Venue Six10 immediately following the March 6 performance at the Auditorium Theatre and includes cocktails, buffet supper, DJ, and more!

All proceeds benefit the Auditorium’s presentation of the Ailey company in Chicago.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019
7PM | Opening Night Performance @ Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Ida B Wells Dr
9PM | Celebrating Ailey Post-Performance Soirée @ Venue Six10, 610 S Michigan Ave

Ailey Circle Sponsorship Table: $6,000 | 10 VIP performance tickets and reserved seating at the Celebrating Ailey reception. Prominent sponsor recognition at the Auditorium Theatre and Venue Six10.

60th Celebrator: $600 | One premium March 6 performance ticket and reserved seating at the Celebrating Ailey post-performance soirée.

Revelations Reveler: $350 | One choice March 6 performance ticket and general admission at the Celebrating Ailey post-performance soirée.

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 19 at 10AM.

To reserve an Ailey Circle Sponsorship table, please contact Kelly Saroff Allen by phone at 312.341.2364 or by email at ksaroff@auditoriumtheatre.org.

Auxiliary Board Events

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