Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
About Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
In the same spirit in which the City of Chicago created the theatre district, Broadway In Chicago and Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University joined forces to light up the Auditorium Theatre.
In 1889, Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, two of the most influential and transformative architects in history, unveiled the Auditorium Theatre: their crowning achievement. A rare combination of staggering size and unparalleled acoustics, the Auditorium Theatre immediately established itself as one of the most sublime artistic venues in Chicago, America and throughout the world. The Auditorium building was the first multi-purpose building incorporating a hotel, offices and retail spaces along with the theatre, and one of the first public buildings to use some of the most recently developed modern technologies of its time: electric lighting and air-conditioning.
Frank Lloyd Wright, who received much inspiration working his first job as a draftsman on the project said the Auditorium is, “The greatest room for music and opera in the world-bar none.” For over 120 years, the Auditorium Theatre has evolved, and in addition to rewarding partnerships with Broadway In Chicago and Roosevelt University, the Auditorium takes pride in presenting an eclectic array of dazzling performers and incomparable international talent.
In recent years, the Auditorium Theatre has hosted hit engagements of Sister Act and Priscilla Queen of the Desert.