From imaginative Broadway plays to invigorating concerts, the venues of the Chicago Southland offer a variety of shows to choose from, for theater buffs and casual fans alike. Freedom Hall in Park Forest offers an intimate 280-seat theater and hosts a wide array of performances, including children’s theater. The Drama Group in Chicago Heights has been producing six shows annually for the past 90 years and has been presented with many awards and accolades.
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts in University Park offers high-quality, affordable entertainment to the Chicago Southland. South Suburban College in South Holland performs plays throughout the academic school year. Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center’s offers a season lineup that is impressive, including such past acts as comedy group The Second City and Mariachi Herencia de México, a popular group from Chicago.
The Tinley Park Performing Arts Center serves up family-friendly entertainment, with theater for both children and teens in its 120-seat venue. The center also hosts improv sessions and concert performances. If you’re looking for downtown quality with community theater prices, look no further than the Curtain Call Community Theatre in Mokena.
Looking for an awesome outdoor venue? The Country Club Hills Theater is a unique outdoor theater venue, with seating for up to 2,500 people. Featuring seasonal performances, the Country Club Hills Theater hosts musical guests ranging from popular R&B artists to local high school students. Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park can accommodate nearly 30,000 concert fans per show during their May-September season. Past events include every musical genre from rock’n’roll to country to hip-hop. Lansing’s recently constructed Fox Pointe features a state-of-the-art sound system and hosts outdoor concerts all summer long. In Bridgeview, SeatGeek Stadium boasts a 28,000-seat concert venue. When the Chicago Red Stars aren’t playing soccer, visitors can catch live music, festivals and even a flea market during the summer. With so many theater options, the Chicago Southland is the perfect location to enjoy the show!