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Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

111 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
847-577-2121
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Type: Theaters
Owner description: Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is a live entertainment and arts education facility located in downtown Arlington Heights, Ill. and has quickly... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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196 reviews 196 reviews
38 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Have seen bands, plays, and Second City here. Great venue with good acoustics; intimate atmosphere! Support local theater and enjoy. Especially like the Second City Christmas revues!

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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

theater is on the small side. if you don't have a seat in the middle the view is not the best. clean and local

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was our first time at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights and it was amazing. The theater is small and personal and there isn't a bad seat in the house. The accoustics were good. Ticket prices are different for each performance/concert. We are glad that we purchased tickets to a different performance next month and looking forward... More

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Deerfield, IL
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We saw our second production (The Last 5 Years) last night, and confirmed that this is a great theater spot: Good sized house, but not too big, and as others have said, all seats are good. There are ample restrooms and a decent sized lobby. Box office staff are helpful. There is a free, public parking garage just a few... More

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Cary, IL
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Metropolis Theater was a fantastic place to see Heartache Tonight (A Tribute to The Eagles)! The show was so great that our group plans on attending another Heartache Tonight event this year. You can view their event calendar by going to their web site at www.heartachetonight.com. I highly recommend finding a Heartache Tonight performance in your area, you won’t be... More

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Winfield, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful little theater with adjacent restaurants and easy parking. All theaters have an occasional show that doesn't go over as well as expected, but the large majority we've seen there have been great. Looking forward to Last Five Years -- it's one that's been on my list for awhile.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I wish I read the reviews of "Greater Tuna" BEFORE we purchased tickets for this production at the Metropolis. We try and support "Theater Week" and thought we would try a local production instead of always going into the city for theater. What a mistake! What would make the Metropolis chooses this play? Even the Playbill had not a blurb... More

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Chicago
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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

In a effort to support certain organizations and efforts, I often find myself trying too hard. This is the case with my subscription purchases at the Metropolis. Every couple of years I seem to forget how bad the productions are, and I will again invest in a set of four tickets for the four productions. Last night we saw the... More

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Chicago, IL
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3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The actors were good -- the play was absolutely horrible. People on either side of us left at intermission. We stayed hoping it would get better. It didn't. The actors/script made fun of Agent Orange, every ethnic group in the US -- and the audience was stunned at the insensitivity. Stage props looked less than professional -- a high school... More

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Carol Stream, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We saw Greater Tuna Saturday night at the Metropolis. I have five words for them: excellent cast, horrible, horrible play. How could a theater with such a great reputation put on a play like this one. It had anti african american, spanish and chines statements. There was one scenario where a character comes on stage and says that Agent Orange... More

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