Fri, 08/27/2021 - 7:30pm to 11:00pm

The Auditorium Theatre Auxiliary Board hosts their annual Devil’s Ball on Friday, August 27, 2021, the first public event at the theatre since its closure in March of 2020. Early Bird tickets go on-sale Thursday, June 24 @ 10AM at All proceeds benefit the restoration and preservation of the National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre.

This year's theme, Roaring Back, is a revival of the spirit of the 1920s and signals the return of arts and culture to the theatre following its 15-month closure during COVID-19. Devil’s Ball is hosted annually by the Auxiliary Board, a dedicated group of young professionals devoted to raising awareness and generating support for the Auditorium Theatre.

"We are beyond excited to reopen the Auditorium Theatre with one of Chicago's favorite parties," said Auditorium Theatre CEO Rich Regan. "Moreover, this exciting and glamorous evening raises money for the theatre's continued restoration, and we are grateful to the Auxiliary Board for their continued support."

The event takes place on the historic Landmark Stage that has welcomed legendary performances from Prince, American Ballet TheatreDavid BowieAlvin Ailey American Dance TheaterBernadette PetersChance the RapperKathleen Battle, and many more. 

Event highlights include Gatsby-themed cocktails, fabulous nosh, live jazzy tunes, a photo booth, silent auction, wine raffle, behind-the-scenes tours, a surprise pop-up performance, and dancing beneath the architectural brilliance of the theatre!

This year’s event is dedicated in memory of Edward S. Weil, Jr., our longest serving Board Member and great grandson of architect Dankmar Adler.


Devil’s Ball

Friday, August 27, 2021 | 7:30PM-11PM

Tickets to the Devil’s Ball are $75 through July 30 (Early Bird) and $100 until August 26. Tickets purchased after August 26 are $125. Tickets are available online at

For additional information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Judie Green at 312-341-2397 or

Upcoming Auditorium Theatre Events

Ongoing: Historic Theatre Tours

July 8: The Auditorium Theatre presents ABT Across America in Millennium Park (FREE!)

August 27: Devil's Ball

October 16: Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater

October 23: Deeply Rooted Dance Theater

About The Auditorium Theatre

The Auditorium Theatre, located at 50 E Ida B Wells Dr at Roosevelt University in Chicago, is an Illinois not-for-profit organization committed to presenting the finest in international, cultural, community, and educational programming to all of Chicago and beyond as The Theatre for the People. The organization also is committed to the continued restoration and preservation of this National Historic Landmark.

The Auditorium Theatre 2020-21 Season is made possible in part with support from The Florian Fund, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel.

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