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Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

111 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1404
+1 847-577-2121
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Community Theatre

A nice but amateurish performance. Don't sit on the end near the stage because that is where they... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mar L
Chicago, Illinois
Local Theater and Shows

Whether you come to see one of their stage productions (last night was "A Christmas Carol") or one... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Robert H
Itasca, Illinois
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
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111 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1404
+1 847-577-2121
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice but amateurish performance. Don't sit on the end near the stage because that is where they have positioned their speakers. You will loose partial hearing. Speakers should be mounted above the audience not at ear-level. The theatre is a little shabby looking and...More

Thank Mar L
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Whether you come to see one of their stage productions (last night was "A Christmas Carol") or one of the limited night shows, you will have a great time. There isn't a bad seat in the house. Acoustics are good and sight-lines are as well.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We've been here several times. The venue is small so you can see no matter where you sit. Well done. Snacks and drinks available before, after, and during intermission. Free parking in multilevel garage very close to the theater. Near METRA train station. Large variety...More

Thank fancypants2014
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I’ve been here a rew times. Stage theater, concerts and not a bad seat in the house. If you enjoy live entertainment, this is for you. The area is complete for a great night out. Restaurants a plenty or a burger, you find an easy...More

Thank Earnie B
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We are subscribers to the Metropolis and enjoy it immensely. We don't always like the plays but the acting is always excellent. Great night of entertainment.

Thank Georgia M
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Metropolis is a great little theater in Arlington Hts. They offer such a variety of experiences, music, comedy, and of course plays. Through the years I've attended many of these shows and have never been disappointed. There are no bad seats and only great entertainment....More

Thank warmthoughts
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Metropolis is a great venue for seeing a comedian, band or performance. The seats are all close to the stage, providing great viewing an hearing. Parking is 1 block away. Great theater for a suburban venue.

Thank patrickfilippelli
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Not Broadway in quality, but the productions are quite good, and all of the seats are good views - a nice way to spend a Saturday night for locals.

Thank 772donaldn
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This was 1 of the greatest experiences-we went to see Brandon Bennet, 1 of the VERY BEST Elvis Presley imitators-he brought the house down!! Such a quaint, intimate setting and a fabulous lobby area as well. The Mexican restaurant next door is a bit pricey...More

1  Thank Marlena M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Enjoyed a music group for my first try of this venue. The sounds was impressive. The seats are comfortable. But it It was FREEZING in there and in the lobby. There are a few different businesses in this building and a few doorways to get...More

Thank Liketotravel2thesun
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Clay V
9 December 2017|
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Response from ProteusF | Reviewed this property |
Typically run 1.5-2.0 hours
27 March 2017|
Response from Metropolis P | Property representative |
Friday the 31st we have GAYCO PRESENTS LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE HANDLES at 7:30PM Saturday the 1st we have Heartache Tonight (Show is Sold Out) Sunday the 2nd we have SAM SINGS SINATRA at 3:00PM