Northlight Theatre tickets are available through the Box Office at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts.

Box Office Hours

 

PERFORMANCE SEASON

Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm

Saturday: noon-5pm

Sunday: Box Office opens two hours prior to show time

On all performance days, Box Office hours continue to a few minutes past curtain.

 

SUMMER HOURS
(Memorial Day to Labor Day)
Tuesday-Saturday: noon-5pm

Closed Sunday-Monday

 

Call: 847.673.6300

Visit: 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie IL 60077

Buy tickets online Buy subscription package

 

Tickets are non-refundable.  Plays and artists are subject to change.

parking-map-lgNorthlight Theatre is located at 9501 Skokie Blvd. in Skokie, IL, inside the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts. We are just east of the I-94 Edens Expressway (across from Westfield Old Orchard shopping center) – easily accessible from Chicago as well as the North and Northwest suburbs.

Our location at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts offers Complimentary Parking. 

Directions

From the North: Take I-94 east and exit at Old Orchard Road (east). Proceed east on Old Orchard Road to Skokie Boulevard . Turn right (south) onto Skokie Boulevard. After the intersection of Golf Road and Skokie Boulevard , make a left turn at the traffic light ( Foster Ave ).

From the South: Take I-94 west and exit at Old Orchard Road (east). Proceed east on Old Orchard Road to Skokie Boulevard . Turn right (south) onto Skokie Boulevard. After the intersection of Golf Road and Skokie Boulevard , make a left turn at the traffic light ( Foster Ave ). 

From the East: Go west on Dempster Street to Skokie Boulevard . Turn right (north) onto Skokie Boulevard . Proceed north on Skokie Boulevard to the traffic light at Foster Ave. (just before Golf Road) and turn right.

From the West: Go east on Dempster Street (Rte. 14) to Gross Point Road . Turn left on Gross Point Road (northeast) and proceed to Skokie Boulevard . Turn left onto Skokie Boulevard and proceed north. Take a right turn at the traffic light at Foster Ave. (just before Golf Road ).

Public Transportation
The Yellow Line ‘L’ (Skokie Swift) stops 1 mile from the Theatre, where you can transfer to CTA bus #97 which stops in front of our building. Several other CTA and PACE bus routes also stop at Old Orchard across the street. (Please note: The last #97 departs at 10:30pm Monday-Friday, and earlier in the evening on Saturday-Sundays, so this route is not recommended for weekend evening performances.) For more information on specific schedules and routes, visit the CTA web page a www.transitchicago.com

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How much do tickets cost?

Single Tickets range from $30 – $81 depending upon seat location and day of performance. Opening Night tickets are $85 and include a post-show reception. For more information about a specific production or performance date, contact the Box Office at 847.673.6300, or explore individual performances online.

We offer a variety of discount opportunities – visit our Groups and Discounts page for more information. Subscription packages are available for 3, 4, and 5 plays and start at only $90 (4-play).

 

What if I can’t come on the date that I’m scheduled?

SUBSCRIBER BENEFIT: If a conflict arises for a Northlight subscriber, we are happy to exchange your tickets to another performance at no charge, provided we receive your request 24 hours prior to the performance by phone, fax or mail. Each subscriber is entitled to five exchanges per year (one per show) – additional exchanges will be subject to a $3 fee per ticket. Upgrade charges may apply if you exchange into a higher priced performance or seating area.

TICKET BUYERS: Ticket buyers for an individual show may exchange their tickets for a $10 fee (per ticket) by coming to the Box Office in person or by faxing a copy of their torn tickets to the Box Office 847.679.3704. Upgrade charges may also apply if you exchange into a higher priced performance or seating area.

 

Can I return my tickets?

All tickets and subscriptions are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend your originally scheduled date but can attend at different time, see our Exchange policies. If you are unable to use your tickets at all, you may give your tickets back to the Theatre as a tax-deductible donation. Please contact the Box Office at 847.673.6300 to arrange for your ticket return, and Northlight will provide a letter acknowledging a tax-deductible gift for the face value of your tickets.

 

How big is the Theatre?

Our performance space is an intimate 318-seat theatre with a three-quarter thrust stage (audience seated around three sides). The furthest seat is a mere ten rows from the stage!

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What happens if I’m late to a show?

For best service, please plan to arrive at the Theatre at least 15 minutes prior to the schedule start of the show. As part of our commitment not to disturb other audience members or performers, late arrivals may be held outside the Theatre until a suitable break in the performance, or seated in the back at the discretion of the House Manager. You will be able to move to your assigned seats until intermission (if applicable). Depending on the nature of the show, late seating is not guaranteed.

 

What happens if I lose my tickets?

If you are unable to locate your tickets, call the Box Office at 847.673.6300 and report your tickets as missing. The Box Office will reprint your tickets and hold them at Will Call for you to pick up on the evening of your performance.

 

What’s your policy on cell phones, cameras, etc in the Theatre?

Photographs and/or recording during the performance is not allowed. In consideration of both other patrons and the performers on stage, we ask that all cell phones, watch alarms, and any other electronics that emit sound or light be turned off before the show. Texting during the performance is not permitted.

 

Can I bring my kids?

Children under 7 are not admitted to mainstage productions. Please note that some Northlight productions may include content that could also be considered inappropriate for children over 7. If you have questions or concerns about a particular production, please contact the Box Office at 847.673.6300.

Northilght also offers extensive Education programming through many nearby schools, and a popular Summer Performing Arts Camp for students grades 2 through 9.  For more information, visit the Education section of our website.

 

What is the difference between Northlight Theatre and the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts?

Northlight Theatre is a non-profit theatre company that has made our home as a resident leasee inside the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. Northlight was founded in 1974 – a history that pre-dates our residency at the North Shore Center by 22 years.  As a producing theatre, Northlight is responsible for every aspect of the shows on our stage – from the selection of plays, to set design and construction, to the casting of actors, etc.

The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie (NSCPAS), built in 1996, is a performance venue: a two-theater complex that is home to Northlight Theatre, and that also presents a diverse calendar of entertainment events – including concerts, comedians, dance companies and more. As the landlord facility, the North Shore Center operates the Box Office, House Management, and is responsible for all physical aspects of the building and its operations (seats, concessions, maintenance, etc).

 

I have a question that has not been addressed here. To whom should I speak?

Please direct all ticket and price related questions to the Box Office at 847.673.6300. Individual contact information can be found on our Staff page. Any additional questions may be directed to northlighttheatre@northlight.org.

Wheelchair Access

Northlight is fully wheelchair accessible and offers select wheelchair seating in our theatre.  If you require wheelchair access, please inform the Box Office or make a note on your subscription form.

 

Assistive Listening

For our hearing impaired patrons, we offer a Radio Frequency (RF) Headset system.  This two-part system features a radio belt pack and headset, and can be obtained from House Managment (ID deposit required).  The Theatre is also equipped with a T-coil Loop System that works with most hearing aids.

 

AUXILIARY SERVICES

OC – Relativity, June 10 at 2:30pm
This performance will be open captioned. All seats do not provide a clear view of the captions. Please indicate your need for captioning when purchasing your tickets by phone 847.673.6300 to be seated in the correct area, or use the “Purchase by Seat” option when buying online (select the LEFT section and look for the symbol indicating seats for open captioning)

TT/AD – Relativity, June 14 at 7:30pm 
This performance will include a live audio-description of the visual and physical events on-stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision. A pre-performance touch tour begins at 6pm, preceding the performance at 7:30pm. The touch tour will include information about the design and characters that add to the world of the play. $40 tickets using code AUDIO. Call the Box Office at 847.673.6300 and please indicate interest in the touch tour when you order your tickets; or buy online.

2017-18 Season: Series 33 Saturday 2:30 will include open captions throughout the season. Call the Box Office 847.673.6300 to subscribe and request seats with a view of the captioning unit.

For additional services, please contact Director of Marketing & Communications Mara Mihlfried at 847.324.1204 or mmihlfried@northlight.org.

 

Northlight’s Hospitality Partners offer lodging options at a special discount to Northlight Patrons.  If you are traveling from out of town, or want to make a night of your trip to the theatre, Northlight’s Hospitality Partners give you that option!

 

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago – North Shore Conference Center

9599 Skokie Blvd, Skokie | 847.679.7000

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Northlight Rate: Call for the current special

 

The Homestead

165 Hinman Ave, Evanston | 847.475.3300

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Northlight Rate: Call for the current special

Dining Partners

Northlight is proud to have a variety of Dining Partners that support Northlight, many of which offer a discount to Northlight patrons for pre- or post-show dining.

Oceanique

505 Main St, Evanston 847.864.3435

Pre-theatre dinner at Oceanique, located just 5 miles from Northlight: 3-course menu w/ choices; $45 per person (excludes tax, gratuity & drinks)
Mention Northlight and receive $25 off all dinner bills of $100 or more.

All of the restaurants below are located within 1 mile of the Theatre!

The Bagel Restaurant and Deli
at Westfield Old Orchard
847.677.0100

Blaze Pizza
at Westfield Old Orchard
847.568.1649

Bonefish Grill
9310 Skokie Blvd
847.674.4634

Buffalo Wild Wings
at Westfield Old Orchard
847.674.2034

California Pizza Kitchen
at Westfield Old Orchard
847.673.1144

The Cheesecake Factory
at Westfield Old Orchard
847.329.8077

Chick-Fil-A
9341 Skokie Blvd
847.763.1002

Corner Bakery Cafe
at Westfield Old Orchard
847.933.1555

Culver’s
9455 Skokie Blvd
847.983.8860

E J’s Place
10027 Skokie Blvd
847.933.9800

Epic Burger
at Westfield Old Orchard
847.933.9013

Frontera Fresco
at Westfield Old Orchard
847.329.2638

Johnny Rockets
at Westfield Old Orchard
847.677.6039

Lao Sze Chuan

9434 Skokie Blvd
847.677.4262

Noodles & Co
at Westfield Old Orchard
847.324.4910

Panera Bread
9611 Skokie Blvd
847.679.9156

Portillo’s

9400 Skokie Blvd
847.933.0700

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

at Westfield Old Orchard
847.674.4440

Ruby of Siam
9420 Skokie Blvd
847.675.7008

Uncle Julio’s
at Westfield Old Orchard
224.601.6100