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Address: 111 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Phone Number: 847-577-2121
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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We've been going to the Metropolis for plays here for probably 10 years, or more. We became members about 5 years ago, and so happy we did! Greta plays, discounted tickets... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Ric S
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Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
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Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We've been going to the Metropolis for plays here for probably 10 years, or more. We became members about 5 years ago, and so happy we did! Greta plays, discounted tickets, special events and more. Best of all is the is becoming a "Marquee Member, and meeting the cast and crew on opening night, and treated to cocktails and hors'... More 

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Thank Ric S
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

1st time here. Awesome show. Every seat in the house offers a great view. Several restaurants in area offer variety of options for dinner and a show. Looking forward to future events.

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Thank Angel R
chicago
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86 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Saw the Second City Holiday show there. Great theater. Be careful of the side seats close to the stage and wall. They usually have speakers there and sometimes you cant hear what is being said on stage. Also if you take a front row seat and you have someone sitting at the tables (if offered). The tables have chairs that... More 

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Thank keithrj
Paris, IL
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134 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the Metropolis' rendition of A Christmas Carol. The actors were very professional and the voices were very strong. The set was very clever. The Ghost of Christmas Present stole the show!! Great performance.

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Thank Barbara and Dav... D
Wood Dale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I'm a subscriber to the play series as well as Artists Lounge Live. Haven't left the building disappointed yet. It's a small venue with 350 seats, not a bad seat in the house. Plenty of free parking, several restaurants in the area. Located in downtown Arlington Heights a few blocks from the Metra. Wish I found this venue sooner.

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Thank kmont569
Henderson, Nevada
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200 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This is a nice theater. We ordered our tickets at the last minute just before flying to Chicago. Got the last row (h). It look like every seat is a great seat. Sound system is very good and the seats are comfortable. Drinks and snacks are allowed during the performance. The musical was great.

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Thank Clifford L
Chicago, Illinois
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156 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Have seen several musical performances at Metropolis, the latest being Erich Bergen. LOVED IT! Great performers in an intimate setting for a fraction of the cost of going downtown.

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Thank Darlene43
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

So convenient and not a bad seat in the house. Located in downtown Arlington Heights, IL, it is so easy to make a ought of it. Restaurants and bar restaurants within walking distance.

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Thank Bonnster
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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54 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

While I love my town and as a local I absolutely hate to do this... avoid this theater at all costs... unless it's free and you have a very high patience level. The staff are annoyingly unable to answer basic questions (where is the bathroom - how long is the show - is there an intermission). When a friend of... More 

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jkeefe18, General Manager at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, responded to this review

Here at our wonderful Metropolis, we take every compliment and concern very seriously, endeavoring to increase our patrons' joy of experience with each visit. We review every performance, production, event and concert with our Audience Services group, working to surpass our patrons' expectations. We will investigate this incident with our Saints organization, that excellent group of volunteers, to learn where... More 

Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

All the enjoyment of good quality theater without the hassle of travel, parking and expense of the Loop or other Chicago ventures. We laughed until our cheeks hurt at this faithful but fresh rendition of Monty Python's musical adaptation of "The Holy Grail." Dozens of nearby restaurants complete a wonderful outing.

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