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Auditorium Theatre announces 2021-2022 season


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2 MIN READ -- The Auditorium Theatre is thrilled to announce its 2021-22 Season, with Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater officially reopening the historic stage on October 16, 2021. Subscriptions are now on sale, and tickets to individual productions will go on sale on August 13 and October 27.

"We are thrilled to share with Chicago our 2021–22 Season, and welcome back audiences to our National Historic Landmark," said Auditorium Theatre CEO Rich Regan. "For over 131 years, the Auditorium Theatre has captured our hearts and sparked our imaginations through the collective experience of live performance, and this season is no different! There is something for everyone here: music, dance, and lectures featuring the finest performers from all over the globe including the very best artists from Chicago."

The International Dance Series opens in February with Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández celebrating their 70th anniversary! Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater makes its annual visit to Chicago where the company has been performing at the Auditorium for over 50 years. Ballet Hispánico presents the Chicago premiere of a new full-length work about the life of Eva Perón, and Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg brings back a reimagined version of their infamous Russian Hamlet.


The “Made in Chicago” Dance Series continues to highlight the city’s world-renowned dance companies. Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater's performance will reopen the theatre in October with the company's year-long celebration of their 45th anniversary, followed a week later by Deeply Rooted Dance Theater presenting the world-premiere of a work dedicated to Quincy Jones. In 2022, Trinity Irish Dance Company returns to the Auditorium once again with a program focusing on the company’s powerful women dancers, and Giordano Dance Chicago closes the 2021-22 Season with a high-energy evening from America's original jazz dance company.

The Music Series features the Auditorium Theatre's signature production of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz Gospel Messiah, an annual tradition every Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. The complete 2021-22 Music Series is still being curated and will be announced this fall.

The Auditorium Theatre's National Geographic Live speaker series will feature photographer and filmmaker Ami Viatale in Wild Hope; paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim in Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous; and biologist-turned-photographer Ronan Donovan in Social by Nature. 

Alvin Ailey at Auditorium Theatre

For group ticketing, contact (312)-341-2300 or sales@auditoriumtheatre.org. Tickets to individual productions scheduled through January 23 go on sale August 13 at 9 a.m., and shows scheduled February 12 through June 11 go on sale October 27 at 9 a.m.

The Auditorium Theatre offers a variety of special ticket offers to community groups, students, and young professionals throughout the season. The ADMIT ONE program provides complimentary tickets to Chicago-area community groups that face obstacles to attending live performances. Through ADMIT ONE, community groups receive tickets to events at the Auditorium Theatre, in addition to free round-trip transportation, if available. The Auditorium Theatre also offers $15 student rush tickets to full-time college students, and $5 tickets to young people ages 13-19 with Urban Gateways' Teen Arts Pass program. College Nights and Young Professionals Parties for the 2021-22 Season will be announced at a later date.