North Shore Center
9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL
About North Shore Center
The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie (North Shore Center) is a dynamic two-theater complex designed by Boston architect Graham Gund and opened in November 1996. The North Shore Center is managed by Professional Facilities Management, Inc. and operates 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 the 867-seat main Center Theater, and a convertible 318-seat theater, which serves as the home to Northlight Theatre. In addition, there is an 8,000 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 since its launch in 1980. Located 30 minutes from Chicago’s Loop and conveniently across from Westfield Old Orchard Mall, the Center is adjacent to many excellent dining, shopping and hotel options. Free parking is also abundantly available.