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.

The Harris Theater curates a spectacular mainstage season of music and dance featuring the most exciting and innovative artists and companies performing across the country and the world. The Mainstage series encompasses artistic forms from ballet to opera, modern dance to chamber music, and beyond, including the Harris’ longstanding residency with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Produced by The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, in association with Lyric Unlimited, 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.

MIX at SIX, the series Chicago Tribune said “ups the cultural ante considerably” is the Harris Theater’s very first happy hour series. Beginning at 6PM, these performances see renowned artists from around the world performing fast-paced, one-hour performances after work. Enjoy signature cocktails from Harris Theater and food from Chicago’s most in demand food trucks.

Exelon Family Series performances are one-hour long programs, designed for children ages 4-12, taking place on Saturday afternoons at 2pm. Educational materials and artist interactions are provided at each performance to deepen families’ experience at the Theater.