An Auditorium Theatre Visiting Resident Company

The legendary multi-cultural company commemorates their 60th anniversary — and the 50th anniversary performing at the Auditorium Theatre, their Chicago home! In celebration of these exciting milestones, Ailey brings its first ever two-act ballet to the theatre for its Midwest premiere: Lazarus, co-commissioned by the Auditorium and created by renowned hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris, is inspired by company founder Alvin Ailey’s life and the racial inequities America faced when he founded the company in 1958 and still faces today. Other highlights include the Midwest premieres of Wayne McGregor’s Kairos and Jessica Lang’s EN, in addition to a full evening of timeless Ailey works. Each performance ends with Ailey’s signature work Revelations, an enduring masterpiece that has been an audience favorite since the company’s inception. Ailey’s annual performances are “always a highlight of the Chicago season” (Chicago Sun-Times) and “a Chicago dance tradition, if we ever had one” (Chicago Tribune).

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AILEY 2019 PROGRAMMING!

Tickets start at $34!

Phone: 312.341.2300 | Box Office50 E Ida B Wells Dr
Groups of 10+ are available now. | Subscription Info

Please note: Artists, programs, and dates are subject to change. Ticket prices may change due to demand.
 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Revelations Workshop :: Thursday, March 7 @ 5:30PM
Take a workshop with an Ailey dancer and learn how to move like the dancers! Add this FREE community class — registration required. All ages welcome, and no dance experience necessary. Click here to register now!

SOLD OUT — College Night :: Thursday, March 7 @ 6PM
Get your friends together for a pizza party and a performance at the historic Auditorium for only $25! Use promo code COLLEGE to unlock. Limit two tickets; must be picked up at Will Call with valid college ID.

Student Matinee :: Friday, March 8 @ 11AM :: $12/person
Bring your K-12 students to a one-of-a-king field trip at the Auditorium to experience the best dance the world has to offer. Learn More

SOLD OUT — Young Professionals’ Night :: Friday, March 8 @ 6PM
Mix and mingle with fellow dance enthusiasts and young professionals ages 21–45. Use promo code YOUNGPRO to unlock a $50 ticket, which includes a seat in the Dress Circle, two free drinks, and light bites at our pre-show party. Limit two tickets; must be picked up at Will Call with valid ID.

Pre-show Discussion with an Ailey Dancer :: Friday, March 8
Join us for a FREE discussion with an Ailey dancer, exclusive to groups of 10+ when your group purchases tickets to the Friday performance. Hurry! Book early as space is limited. Group tickets may be purchased by phone at 312.341.2300 or reserved online here.

FREE Dance Master Class :: March 9, 2019 @ 8:30-10AM & 10:15-11:45AM
Study with the professionals performing on our stage! Company members from our International Dance Series lead 90-minute master class workshops, giving dancers the opportunity to learn the technique and styles performed throughout our season.
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Family Matinee :: March 9, 2019 @ 2PM
Bring the family and receive a 20% discount when you purchase 4+ tickets and an exclusive 60th anniversary Ailey poster (one poster per order)! Also, join us for the FREE Q&A after this performance. Just add 4+ tickets to your cart and the discount automatically applies. You will pick your 11×17 poster up at the theatre on the day of show. (No exchanges or refunds, and subject to availability.)

FREE Post-Show Q & A | March 9, 2019 (matinee performance only)
Join us immediately following select performances for a 20-minute post-show Q & A session. The Auditorium Theatre Creative Engagement staff guides the conversation as performers and artistic staff from the presenting company answer audience questions about their work.

SPECIAL OFFERS

Young Professionals’ Party :: Friday, March 8 | 6-7PM
Mix and mingle with fellow dance enthusiasts and young professionals ages 21–45. Use promo code YOUNGPRO to unlock a $50 ticket, which includes a seat in the Dress Circle, two free drinks, and light bites at our pre-show party. Limit two tickets; must be picked up at Will Call with valid ID.
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*Tickets must be picked up at Will Call with a valid ID. Learn More

 

Commissioning support for Lazarus provided by the Auditorium Theatre with sponsorship support from Ariel Investments, Avison Young, and Svoboda Capital Partners.