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Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Address: 111 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Phone Number: 847-577-2121
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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.

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Norman, OK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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86 reviews 86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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260 reviews 260 reviews
62 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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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
97 helpful votes 97 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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