Do something fun and different this Halloween! Celebrate with Tim Burton’s beloved film The Nightmare Before Christmas at the historic (maybe even haunted!) 129-year-old  Auditorium Theatre. Follow along as Jack, the Pumpkin King, attempts to bring the Christmas spirit to his spooky hometown. The classic film is brought to life with a concert performance featuring the Chicago Philharmonic performing Danny Elfman’s timeless score. Come dressed in your Halloween best for our costume contest, and join us for other Halloween activities in the Auditorium’s lobby! Time Out New York says “[fans] are in for a real treat.”

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Phone: 312.341.2300 Box Office: 50 E Ida B Wells Dr (50 E Congress Pkwy)
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Please note: Artists, programs, and dates are subject to change. Ticket prices may change due to demand.

Now offering Box Service, which includes open bar and food! Purchase a box seat for $90 (adult) or $75 (under 18) and receive a seat in one of our upper boxes (second floor), plus an open bar and Halloween/movie snacks one hour before the show and at intermission! Use promo code BOXSEAT to unlock the offer or click here to purchase! Bar/food not available during or after the performance, premium exclusions apply.


Costume Contest & Trick-or-Treating
Come dressed in your Halloween best for a chance at taking home a prize, and be sure to stop by our trick-or-treating stations to grab some treats before the show.

SOLD OUT: College Night — Wednesday, October 31
For only $25, college students can take a break from studying and come see the Chicago Philharmonic bring Tim Burton’s beloved classic film The Nightmare Before Christmas to life! Students can enjoy Halloween-themed lobby activities, a pizza party, and their pick of any available seats to the Wednesday night performance. Students must pick up tickets at will call with a valid college picture ID. Tickets to College Night are SOLD OUT.

SOLD OUT: Young Professionals’ Night — Thursday, November 1
Eat. Drink. Mingle. Network. Connect. Intended for patrons ages 21-45, we invite young professionals to join us for light bites and a pre-show party which includes 2 free drink tickets and a seat to the performance on Thursday, November 1! Tickets to the Young Professional’s Party are SOLD OUT.