Harris Theater Presents

The Harris Theater is dedicated to presenting internationally acclaimed music and dance organizations, and through the Harris Theater Presents series has gained widespread recognition as a vital cultural anchor in Chicago.

Programming spans four unique series, engaging audiences of all ages with the most diverse offerings of any performing arts venue in Chicago.

Harris Theater Presents mainstage

The Harris Theater curates a spectacular season of music and dance featuring the most exciting and innovative artists and companies performing across the country and the world. This season is our most diverse and ambitious season to date.

Subscriptions for 2020–21 HTP Mainstage are now on sale.

2020-21 Mainstage Performances

Chamber Music Series

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) returns for its tenth season in residence. The series also includes a special performance by the Percussion Collective.

Subscriptions for 2020-21 Chamber Music Series are now on sale.

2020-21 Chamber Music Series Performances


Beginning at 6:00PM, Mix at Six is the series the Chicago Tribune says, “ups the cultural ante considerably,” featuring high-energy, relaxed, fast-paced programs after work and opportunities for audiences to engage with featured performers. Drink specials and food will be available for purchase from HT concessions and pop-up food vendors. All Mix at Six performances are about 60–75 minutes in length. 

Subscriptions for 2020-21 Mix at Six are now on sale. New this season, your subscription can include five Mix at Six performances on the Harris Theater stage, or you can include two Mix at Six Rooftop performances in your subscription for a total of seven performances.

2020-21 Mix at Six Performances


Family Series performances offer high-quality, engaging programming designed to cultivate the next generation of arts lovers. These hour-long performances are designed for children ages 4 and older and fun for the entire family, with opportunities to meet and interact with artists following each performance. And as always, audiences are encouraged to laugh, clap, and experience the theater in their own way — no shushing allowed! 

Subscriptions for 2020-21 Family Series are now on sale.

2020-21 Family Series Performances

Beyond the Aria

Produced by The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, in association with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Beyond the Aria pairs internationally celebrated opera singers of Lyric’s mainstage alongside rising stars from The Ryan Opera Center. Each performance is a one-night-only experience where artists perform a repertoire of their choosing — each is customized by the featured artists — and may include Broadway, American Songbook, jazz, and more. These intimate performances take place “cabaret style,” seated on the enclosed stage of the Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park. 

The 2020-21 Beyond the Aria artists and dates will be announced at a later date.