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North Central College Fine & Performing Arts

30 North Brainard Street, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 637-5800
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Naperville
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- May 27, 2014
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Naperville, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Wentz Hall and the Performing Arts Center at North Central College in Naperville is a real gem....Look in the paper for upcoming events as there are some very good musical and arts events with "bigger names" for a small college.

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Naperville, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

North Central College invested in a wonderful performing arts center a few years ago and we have attended several events there. They have both high quality offerings presented by local and collegiate groups as well as professional musicians. The venue is first class and it is in downtown Naperville, so it is easy to walk a few blocks and share... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The new performing arts center at Wentz Hall is very lovely, and a great value for the theater goer. All too often, theater is overly expensive, but not so here.

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Naperville, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

If you have the chance to hear a concert in this venue, do go. The acoustics are wonderful, the seats are comfortable, and the place is small enough that there really are not any bad seats. The atrium is beautiful and provides a pleasant meeting place if you are meeting others before the show. The only issue is parking --... More

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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84 reviews 84 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I'll preface this by saying I am a Member of the Presidents Club and a resident in the Historic District which North Central College is a close neighbor. The shows and performances at Pfeiffer Hall and Wentz Hall are great values. Well done events in venues that keep one really engaged. Pfeiffer Hall is eclectic and historic, but has great... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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52 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

This complex includes the Wentz Concert Hall, Madden Theater, Pfeiffer Hall and Meiley-Swallow Theater. The Wentz and Madden are new constructions (mid 2000s) with interesting, modern architecture, located on Chicago Avenue just as the road tips to go into the Downtown Area. The Wentz, which seats approx. 600 people, has world class acoustics and design and attracts big names -... More

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Chicago Suburbs
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Jim Brickman is always a treat in concert. In this "Just Jim" show, he played favorites and some new material, always putting his passion out there for all to share .... he relates to the audience - you feel like he's playing in your living room ... he's just so comfortable with the audience and the music. The small venue... More

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Naperville, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

We took grandchildren (ages 6-12) and they loved it There were only four actors and they did the narrative in addition to their role. No problem.

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West suburbs Illinois
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112 reviews 112 reviews
25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Lots of well known performers- also check out the college shows; some great new talents there as well

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chicago
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219 reviews 219 reviews
69 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

a generous alum paid for this world class auditorium to hear first class performers.acoustics as god as anywhere in usa

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