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Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

111 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1404
+1 847-577-2121
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We recently attended a performance of Avenue Q at this theatre. This theatre is a smaller intimate... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
csf587
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
Great local entertainment

Shows are booked for various audiences, hence what may be great for some may be of no interest (or... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
hammerlrh
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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111 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1404
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"during intermission"
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"christmas carol"
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"young frankenstein"
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"cover band"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We recently attended a performance of Avenue Q at this theatre. This theatre is a smaller intimate theatre and has excellent acoustics and sightlines. Parking is a little distance away, but not too far.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Shows are booked for various audiences, hence what may be great for some may be of no interest (or objectionable) to others. We attend for musical concerts with music from the 50's - 70s. With that as the parameter, you'll find that acts (like the...More

Thank hammerlrh
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the production of Avenue Q here. The production was excellent, top quality. Good sound. The theatre is small (not tiny) and there's really not a bad seat. Free parking a block away. Great value (especially with Goldstar coupon). Will be keeping an eye...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

In the northwest suburbs, we are lucky to have a live theater in Arlington Heights! They offer plays, music concerts and entertainment, and theater for children too. We have seen excellent productions here! Also, there are numerous, wonderful restaurants that are within easy walking distance.

Thank teach34
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

This is one of my favorites! I loved every visit here. It has a great location with great choices for dinner and a show. Young Frankenstein, Into the Woods, Hair, Journey Resurrection... not a bad seat in the house! Cast and crew do an awesome...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

We attended a great performance at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center. It was a one day, two performance presentation of a "Celtic Christmas." The performance was excellent mixing the standard Christmas Carols with an Irish flavor. I was most impressed with the Center itself. The...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

A nice but amateurish performance. Don't sit on the end near the stage because that is where they have positioned their speakers. You will loose partial hearing. Speakers should be mounted above the audience not at ear-level. The theatre is a little shabby looking and...More

Thank Mar L
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Whether you come to see one of their stage productions (last night was "A Christmas Carol") or one of the limited night shows, you will have a great time. There isn't a bad seat in the house. Acoustics are good and sight-lines are as well.

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We've been here several times. The venue is small so you can see no matter where you sit. Well done. Snacks and drinks available before, after, and during intermission. Free parking in multilevel garage very close to the theater. Near METRA train station. Large variety...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I’ve been here a rew times. Stage theater, concerts and not a bad seat in the house. If you enjoy live entertainment, this is for you. The area is complete for a great night out. Restaurants a plenty or a burger, you find an easy...More

Thank Earnie B
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Response from lori1019 | Reviewed this property |
From their website: Yes, headphones are available at the Box Office. In addition, Metropolis now offers a Telecoil (“T-coil”) Loop. A hearing loop broadcasts sounds directly from our sound system to hearing aids and... More
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