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Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

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Address: 111 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1404
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+1 847-577-2121
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is a live entertainment and arts...

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is a live entertainment and arts education facility located in downtown Arlington Heights, Ill. and has quickly become one of Chicagoland’s leading venues for quality programming. The complex is home to a 350 seat theater. Metropolis offers a diverse array of Chicago’s most talented performers and performance troupes, as well as national acts spanning virtually all performance genres – all under one roof.

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Always enjoyable

We have been to this venue several times and cannot recommend it enough. The theatre size perfect for both plays or concerts. The seating is comfortable and not a bad view from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bill R
Gurnee, Illinois
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Gurnee, Illinois
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to this venue several times and cannot recommend it enough. The theatre size perfect for both plays or concerts. The seating is comfortable and not a bad view from anywhere.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

We attended the Chicago Experience (Chicago cover band) concert at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre. It was a great concert and venue. The theater is small so all of the seats provide a really good view of the musicians. The band was very good at performing the songs recorded by the group Chicago. We were fortunate to be sitting near... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Very professional actors, a wonderfully intimate venue (they even have accommodations for the hearing-impaired). Restaurants and bars nearby. Great value.

Thank danamcl
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

This small theatre in Arlington Heights is the ideal setting for intimate performances that take place between the performers and the audience. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We go as often as possible.

Thank Phil2594023
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

if you can catch anything that is playing that appeals to you , this is the place to have an enjoyable evening, we saw mel brook's show Young frankenstein and thought it was awesome--very good acting and music and just a fun time..

Thank james m
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

I recently bought tickets to the Metropolis for my wife to the show "Girls just want to have fun" for our anniversary. The place was really howling and a lot of fun. Metropolis is located in downtown Arlington Heights and is easily accessible by train and a few miles east of 53 north as well. The theater is nicely sized... More 

Thank Pete T
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Great theater. Terrific show. I know there are only a couple of days left for the performance, but if you are looking for something fun, well done and a little sexy, head to Arlington Heights. A wonderful show filled with lots of talent. Well worth the money. Free parking nearby is a bonus!

Thank loring6
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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7 reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Actors were very talented. The theater was small so ANY seat is a good seat. The price was much less than going to a Chicago theater but you will not have the ornate decor of a Chicago theater. It's easier to get to than a Chicago theater with many restaurants in walking distance and so is the train station. I... More 

Thank Vanessa G
Delray Beach
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216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We went here for our first time and really liked it! It is a quaint venue, it was smaller then we thought which is why we loved it so much. Every seat is a good seat. We saw Young Frankenstein. So cute and funny! Actors are very talented and entertaining. We are going to go to the other shows for... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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112 reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Metropolis is an awesome place to see a show-hardly a bad seat in the house! Some of the shows are great! Loved the recent show, "Rent!" Last year, Eric Berger presented one of the best musical/variety shows I have seen in my whole life! In the past some of the shows have been so-so or worse. Hopefully, it will all... More 

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