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Address: 111 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Phone Number: 847-577-2121
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: 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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Great Small Theater

This is a very comfortable small theater that truly does not have a bad seat in the house. The current production Dial M For Murder, is quite entertaining (after a somewhat slow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2014
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Woodstock, Illinois
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Metropolis provides a small theater venue with really great entertainment. The plays, the music, the comedy are all top notch. The children's theater is also great for young children. All seats are provide a good view of the stage. The theater is in a great location in downtown Arlington Heights. Close to some really good restaurants. Free parking is nearby... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

good seat anywhere in the house. very well done plays and a very nice night out. it's in the same building as mago's a very nice mexican restaurant.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This small local theater offers musicals to comedy acts to drama. Shows for adults, shows for kids. Pricing very good. Not a bad seat in the house. Located in the heart of downtown Arlington Heights with lots of good restaurants to choose from and easy parking. The Centre also offers a wide range of classes for kids through adult -... More 

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Monona, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Seeing Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary was a wonderful experience. I have seen the trio many times before and also his solo act before. His contribution to society cannot be over emphasized. The problem we had was not with Peter Yarrow but from the guests seated at the stage tables, Our front row seats were almost completely blocked... More 

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This past week I went with a group of friends to see Bible Bingo at the Metropolis. Wonderful theater with comfy seats and no bad sight lines. Staff was friendly and helpful and the play was loads of fun. Parking was free and convenient. We ate in the building and enjoyed the Mexican cuisine. Can't wait to go back. Great... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

So, I bought my tickets through Goldstar many weeks ago. My grandchildren were in town, and we had scheduled our Christmas week around the play. Three hours before the play, we were called and told our tickets were canceled because they were OVERSOLD. The theatre admitted they were in the wrong and offered tickets for Christmas Eve--which would not work... More 

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Norman, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is out a bit from the city but is a nice theater with excellent performers. They have a varied season and good shows. Parking is easy and there are many decent restaurants around the theater. We especially enjoyed the Grand Station Restaurant next door. Hint. Forget the traffic and take the train. The train station is a block and... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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40 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is a very comfortable small theater that truly does not have a bad seat in the house. The current production Dial M For Murder, is quite entertaining (after a somewhat slow start to set up the plot) and well acted. Seats are comfortable, sight lines are fine, the staff is friendly and there are great restaurants nearby (especially Mag... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We have a yearly ticket package with friends. Great atmosphere with inspiring actors. A multitude of different agendas and plays. Not broadway, but nice opportunity for local actors and others to perform to their hearts content. Buy tickets early. Thursday nights 730 show time is perfect

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Family viewing of child's annual dance program. Intimate seating, with great views of stage. Good sound system, and easy access to parking.

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