The Harris Theater is located in the cultural heart of downtown Chicago, against the spectacular backdrop of Millennium Park – the top tourist attraction in the Midwest. As the home venue of nearly 30 of Chicago’s not-for-profit arts organizations and a presenter of great artists from around the world, the Theater boasts some of the most diverse offerings of any multi-use venue in downtown Chicago.

A destination venue for live performances and cultural events, the Theater provides a unique setting for conference keynotes, corporate meetings, product launches, live tapings, and commercial productions. Prominent artists, companies, and thought leaders that have appeared on the Harris stage include Mikhail Baryshnikov, Joshua Bell, English National Ballet, Tom Hanks, Chelsea Handler, Angélique Kidjo, Marie Kondo, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Paris Opera Ballet, Stuff You Should Know, and Sheryl Sandberg, among others.

With a range of private event spaces, lighting and technical inventory, and modern amenities included in the rental rate, the Harris Theater is a flexible and accessible space that can be tailored to any event. Beyond the facility itself, the Theater’s in-house technical expertise, box office and ticketing support, marketing services, and experienced customer service staff will ensure that each renter has the support and infrastructure they need to execute a successful event for their clients, employees, and audience.

…the Harris Theater’s size, seating capacity, location, high-tech facilities and modern acoustics will enable [performing arts companies] to produce their best work.  

- John Von Rhein, Chicago Tribune (November 2003)
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The Harris Theater at night with a yellow taxi driving by
Street level entrance where people are mingling near the box office.
The monitors above the Box Office
Lobby Level 3
Lobby level 2 with green lighting
The Harris Theater donor room set up for a lecture
Lobby 1 activated with guest mingling
Harris Theater hallway
Two people looking at a Harris Theater monitor
People finding seats inside the theater
Picture of the Harris Theater stage
Picture of the Harris Theater stage
Picture of a seated dinner onstage.
The Harris Theater at night with a yellow taxi driving by
Street level entrance where people are mingling near the box office.
The monitors above the Box Office
Lobby Level 3
Lobby level 2 with green lighting
The Harris Theater donor room set up for a lecture
Lobby 1 activated with guest mingling
Harris Theater hallway
Two people looking at a Harris Theater monitor
People finding seats inside the theater
Picture of the Harris Theater stage
Picture of the Harris Theater stage
Picture of a seated dinner onstage.
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Street Level 

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Street Level Entrance 

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Street Level Box Office

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Lobby Level

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Lobby Level 2

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Donor Room Lecture

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Lobby 

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Lobby Level

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Lobby Level  1 Screen

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Full House with Stage 

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Onstage Picture 

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Onstage Picture 2

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Onstage Seated Dinner