17W445 Roosevelt Rd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Phone: (630) 916-1000
Fax: (630) 916-1068
This 971-seat, proscenium style live theater features a wide array of entertainment including comedies, musicals, dinner theater shows, and Hollywood personalities. There is also 40,000 square feet of trade show space available on site.
First Folio is a not-for-profit professional regional theatre company, drawing audiences from all over the country. They focus on Shakespearean plays and other classic works and are the resident theatre company at the Mayslake Peabody Estate, where they produce two outdoor summer productions each year (Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream are slated for 2004.) They also tour short Shakespeare productions to schools throughout the state of Illinois - they are on the Illinois Art's Council's ARTSTOUR Roster for 2003-2005.
Enjoy competitive polo matches at 1:00 p.m. on Sundays from June through September at the historic Oak Brook Polo Grounds which is considered to be one of the top summer polo clubs in America and is well-known throughout the world.
A beautifully renovated 1924 Spanish style movie theatre that features five auditoriums with Dolby Digital Sound. First run films are featured here and a Baby Barton pipe organ is played on Friday and Saturday evenings.
There's something for everyone at this sports entertainment center, located less than 20 miles from Chicago. The venue hosts birthday parties, offers skating classes, Zumba fitness and more. Visit the website for a current schedule of events.
The Theatre of Western Springs is a historic performing arts venue in Western Springs. Established in 1929, it is one of the foremost theaters in the country. It also conducts the Children's Theater of Western Springs (CTWS), which are regular workshops for acting in plays and musicals. Drama connoisseurs and prop designers too can improve their skills at their classes. One can rent their stunning vintage props and costumes or hire this venue for hosting fundraisers.
Playwright David Mamet lent this theater ensemble its name when he wrote American Buffalo and the productions here are organized under the roughshod shadow of that writer's naturalistic and puritanical brand of storytelling. The home of the BTE is the Harold D. McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage, where it is led by Artistic Director Craig Berger. While public transportation is not readily accessible, it may be worth your while to take Metra's Union Pacific line to Glen Ellyn, then catch a cab from there.
Barrows Auditorium is an event venue located within the Billy Graham Center on the Wheaton College campus. This auditorium that can seat about 500 people, plays host to a variety of events. Recitals, meetings, important conferences, workshops and much more is held here. For more details, check website or call ahead.
An intimate dinner theatre that features a variety of Broadway style productions, as well as a fantastic lighting and sound system, a raised multiple-level seating, and superb entree selections from the dinner menu.
Dave and Busters, which is located in the village of Addison, is a restaurant that doubles up as an arcade gaming zone. One of the best places in town to have burgers, steak rolls and other appetizers while indulging in various video games. These games include slot machines and shuffleboards that are bound to keep you engrossed and at the end of it, wanting for more. Besides, the bar is stocked with beverages like champagne, margaritas and other delicious cocktails served at budget price. The place is perfect to organize celebrations and certainly keeps up to the reputation of the chain of restaurants Dave and Busters. Visit their website for more information.
The Proviso East High School is one of the most prestigious schools in Maywood, Illinois. The school is known for their excellent curriculum and the fact that each and every student here gets a holistic education, which allows them to face the world with much confidence and valor. The school is also known for their extra-curricular activities such as art, sports and more. Most of the performance art takes place in the Proviso East High School Auditorium. Though the auditorium is mainly meant for school programs, non-school related events are hosted here as well, such as benefits, charity concerts and more. The auditorium has earned a reputation amongst the entertainment venues in the city. To know more about the events taking place here do log onto their website.
The Maywood Park Racetrack is a premier horse racing track located in central Melrose Park that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Usually used for harness racing, the park is a regular venue for international tournaments and large-scale events. The park is furnished with modern facilities that ensure a safe event. With a seating capacity of around 33,000, the Maywood Park Racetrack is one of the biggest tracks of the state. Apart from hosting races, the park also hosts meetings, conferences and major corporate events. Check website for details.