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

Box Office Hours



Box Office agents at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts are available by phone only, noon-3:00pm Tuesday through Friday. 847.673.6300. (as of 10/12/20)



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.


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

Closed Sunday-Monday


Call: 847.673.6300

Visit: 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie IL 60077

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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. 


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


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. 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.  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

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 Management (ID deposit required).



2019-20 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


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

Graduate Evanston
1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston | 847.475.3300
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Northlight Rate: Northlight patrons receive a discounted rate when using code SOCIAL
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Dining Partners

We encourage you to support our Dining Partners:

Westfield Old Orchard is just across the street and offers many dining options which you can view by visiting their website.

Or visit one of the many restaurants within a mile radius of Northlight Theatre: