We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 111 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1404
Phone Number: +1 847-577-2121
Website
Today
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 71 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Many enjoyable evenings and a great location

I recently bought tickets to the Metropolis for my wife to the show "Girls just want to have fun" for our anniversary. The place was really howling and a lot of fun. Metropolis... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Pete T
,
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Add Photo Write a Review

71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 71: English reviews
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Level Contributor
27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recently bought tickets to the Metropolis for my wife to the show "Girls just want to have fun" for our anniversary. The place was really howling and a lot of fun. Metropolis is located in downtown Arlington Heights and is easily accessible by train and a few miles east of 53 north as well. The theater is nicely sized... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pete T
Chicago
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great theater. Terrific show. I know there are only a couple of days left for the performance, but if you are looking for something fun, well done and a little sexy, head to Arlington Heights. A wonderful show filled with lots of talent. Well worth the money. Free parking nearby is a bonus!

Helpful?
Thank loring6
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Actors were very talented. The theater was small so ANY seat is a good seat. The price was much less than going to a Chicago theater but you will not have the ornate decor of a Chicago theater. It's easier to get to than a Chicago theater with many restaurants in walking distance and so is the train station. I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Vanessa G
Delray Beach
Level Contributor
213 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

We went here for our first time and really liked it! It is a quaint venue, it was smaller then we thought which is why we loved it so much. Every seat is a good seat. We saw Young Frankenstein. So cute and funny! Actors are very talented and entertaining. We are going to go to the other shows for... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Karen C
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Level Contributor
101 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Metropolis is an awesome place to see a show-hardly a bad seat in the house! Some of the shows are great! Loved the recent show, "Rent!" Last year, Eric Berger presented one of the best musical/variety shows I have seen in my whole life! In the past some of the shows have been so-so or worse. Hopefully, it will all... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank AlgernonofChrisKay
Chicago
Level Contributor
51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

A nice facility in downtown Arlington Hts IL that is somewhat intimate (not toooo small) that offers plays, concerts, musicals etc. Recently attended Ring of Fire, a Johnny Cash tribute cover band. Enjoyed them. Sound is good as are sight lines. Concession stand in theatre serves beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages, only. There are some good restaurants within walking distance.

Helpful?
1 Thank RodeTripp
Arlington Heights, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

The talent this theater manages to find is downright amazing. We have not been disappointed by any of the shows we've seen. And the theater is small enough that there's a great view from every seat. Free parking is just around the corner in the big garage. There is a bar and you can bring your drinks to your seats... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank thebrotts
Schaumburg
Level Contributor
192 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Great intimate setting in downtown Alington Heights. Easy to park! Many quality resturants in easy walking distance. The play we saw was excellent. Not a bad seating the entire space.

Helpful?
1 Thank Ginger0529
Mount Prospect
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Hard to get tickets if you are looking for a Holiday performance -- you have to get them early. The size of the theatre will give every one a decent seat if you can get a ticket. Not a lot of other shows that interested me.

Helpful?
Thank paulinemZ2956FB
CHICAGO ILL
Level Contributor
69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

I love this theater. It is small enough for everyone to see . Also, it is right downtown near all the resturants

Helpful?
2 Thank PATTIB113

Travelers who viewed Metropolis Performing Arts Centre also viewed

Arlington Heights, IL
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Been to Metropolis Performing Arts Centre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Metropolis Performing Arts Centre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?