North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
The premier performance venue on Chicago's North Shore! The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie is a dynamic two-theater complex designed by Boston-based architect Graham Gund. The North Shore Center opened in November 1996 to operate as part of the Village of Skokie's plan to provide cultural, literary and educational programs to benefit the citizens of Skokie and Chicago's North Shore. The facility features an 867-seat main theater, and a convertible 342-seat theater. In addition, there is a 6,000 square foot grand lobby, rehearsal hall and conference rooms. The North Shore Center presents a Feature Series and the curriculum-based Youtheatre program, which has provided supplemental arts education to over a million Chicago area students. The North Shore Center is home to the Northlight Theatre, Skokie Valley Symphony, Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra and hosts numerous other cultural and special events. The North Shore Center is managed by Professional Facilities Management, Inc.