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“Not just for enjoyment.”

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
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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.
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Not just for enjoyment.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2012 via mobile

I love theater and I take acting lessons and have been in multiple plays in the metropolis. The staff is very friendly. I would like to thank Elizabeth gray for being great at teaching me how to sing an Sevgi for teaching me how to play piano so well and to my director for giving me the part of pure princess reason in the phantom tollbooth. Thank you and I love you all.

Thank budlex16costaricaluv
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Live theater right in the neighborhood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2012

This theater's located right in the heart of downtown Arlington Heights. The venue tries its best to offer a wide variety of theater productions, comedy reviews and concert performances. It's an intimate space, so it offers great views no matter where you are in
the theater. Close to Metra.

Thank Beverly O
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Mountain View, California
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763 reviews
232 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
“Definitely worth checking out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2012

A great little performing arts venue in the heart of Arlington Heights downtown!

They let you bring beverages into the theater, they're attached to a Mexican restaurant, the bathrooms are big enough to accomodate the crowd at intermission, it's all good enough for me!

For the Second City performance, they also had little tables set up right at the foot of the stage... I can't imagine that it would be great viewing from there, but it was a cool way to approximate the downtown Second City experience.

They have some good shows coming-- definitely worth checking out!

Visited December 2011
Thank ajhorse21
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Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great venue for a concert or show”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

Convenient parking, with great restaurants nearby, elevator available. Nice, modern facility with great sight lines.

Visited November 2011
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