March 6, 2019 @ 7PM | March 7, 2019 @ 7:30PM | March 8, 2019 @ 7:30PM | March 9, 2019 @ 2PM | March 9, 2019 @ 8PM | March 10, 2019 @ 3PM

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).


Celebrate the company’s 60th anniversary and 50 years of Ailey at the Auditorium with a ticket to our opening night performance on March 6 followed by a post-show soirée at Venue Six10Tickets to the opening night performance + Ailey Soirée are available now!

Tickets start at $34!

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

One-hour student matinee on March 8, 2019 @ 11AM.
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Please note: Artists, programs, and dates are subject to change. Ticket prices may change due to demand.


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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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.


Young Professionals’ Party | Friday, March 8 | 6-7PM
For just $50*, Young Professionals ages 21-45 get a seat to the performance + a pre-show party, which includes drink tickets and light bites. Click here to purchase!
*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.