Black and White image of Twyla Tharp

Harris Theater Presents Mainstage

Each year, the Harris Theater presents a curated season of music and dance, featuring innovative artists and epic productions from around the world. Create a subscription package by purchasing tickets to 4+ HTP Mainstage performances and gain access to discounts, benefits, and great seats for the most highly anticipated presentations of the season.


Mix at Six

Mix at Six, the series the Chicago Tribune says “ups the cultural ante considerably,” is known for offering some of the theater’s most provocative and innovative work, with a price point and format that make it one of the most accessible and engaging performance series yet.

Beginning at 6:00 p.m. on weeknights, Mix at Six features high-energy, engaging programs that run 60-75 minutes. With $20 tickets, drink specials, and opportunities for audiences to meet featured performers and each other, Mix at Six offers an informal and welcoming setting to try something new.

A person plays the guitar. A colorful illustration is projected on them and the guitar.

Family Series

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 educational materials and opportunities to interact with the artists appearing onstage. Accessibility is at the heart of the Family Series, with ASL interpretation, audio description, and sensory-friendly programming offered each season. And as always, audiences are encouraged to laugh, clap, and experience the theater in their own way — no shushing allowed!

An ensemble of musicians on stage lifting their bow's as if they are finished playing.

Chamber Music Series

The Harris Theater offers a wide-ranging Chamber Music Series, from the annual tradition of Bach’s complete Brandenburg Concertos, to works by 20th and 21st century composers. Anchored by a longstanding partnership with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS), the series features an evolving roster of today’s finest chamber musicians, and an emphasis on nurturing the next generation through master classes and mentorship to young Chicago musicians during each visit.

Piano overlooking the Pritzker stage

Beyond the Aria

Beyond the Aria, presented in association with Lyric Opera of Chicago, features opera luminaries and emerging stars performing repertoire of their choosing against the backdrop of Millennium Park. Beyond the Aria will return in 2024-25 with four intimate and interactive programs. 

From top to bottom:
Joyce DiDonato, photo courtesy of artist
Twyla Tharp, photo by Greg Gorman
LADAMA, photo by Shervin Lainez
BUGS, photo by Simone Cecchetti
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, photo by Cherylynn Tsushima
Beyond the Aria, photo by Kyle Flubacker