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Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

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Address: 111 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1404
Phone Number: 847-577-2121
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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Metropolis is a nice venue!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank RodeTripp
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank thebrotts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Ginger0529
Mount Prospect
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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5 of 5 stars 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

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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed Rent. The theater is a intimate space that lends itself well to more earthy,productions. Yes, a few of the performers were occasionally flat, but those are some tough harmonies that sometimes sound wrong when performed as written. And if mooing along with the performance artist is too much to ask, there was no public shaming of conscientious objectors... More 

Thank HoosierWisdom
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

It's a nice venue. It's small and intimate so every single seat is a good one. It is in downtown Arlington Heights so you can choose from many different restaurants to eat at first and then walk over to your show. Parking is free in the parking deck.

Thank Diane-B1817
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Season package is a good price for what they offer. Pre-performance price is much better. Theater has a good location for meals before and after the shows. Also, drinks are sold during intermission and can be brought into the theater.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This is the worst rendition of RENT that I've ever seen (and I've seen it twice before). The director took way too many artistic liberties with this. AWFUL! It's the first time I've ever walked out of a play at intermission. I'm soooo disappointed. I love the Metropolis and everything I've ever been to has been A+ but don't waste... More 

Thank Tarja A
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Last night my husband and I attended "Rent" a subscription ticket. We almost didn't get the season's tickets because I had seen "Rent" before and was not impressed. I hoped Metropolis might improve it. If you like screaming songs, no melody, 5 letter words & actions, encouraging the audience to "Moo" like a cow you will love it! I can't... More 

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