Columbia College Chicago

Theatre Center

72 E. 11th St. was built in 1929 by Holabird & Root, architects of outstanding Chicago skyscrapers such as the Chicago Board of Trade, the Palmolive Building and the 333 N. Michigan Avenue Building. 72 East 11th Street, a six- story, limestone-clad Art Deco building, was originally owned by the Chicago Women's Club and housed the organization's meeting rooms, offices and a theater. Rich in history, it was the site for rallies in support of women's voting rights, efforts on behalf of compulsory education laws and fund raising for scholarships at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a women's dormitory at the University of Chicago. Subsequent owners and uses are unknown. Acquired by Columbia in 1980 as the school's Theater Center, it currently houses a renovated 400-seat theater, classrooms, and space for film and photography studios.

72 E. 11th Street, Chicago, IL, 60605

Place Type

Academic, Theatre, Performance

Website

colum.edu

Upcoming Events

"Bug"

BUG by Tracy Letts Directed by Madison Kesselring November 14 – November 16 Set in a seedy Oklahoma City motel room, the play centers on the meeting between...

11/15 8pm
"Bug"

BUG by Tracy Letts Directed by Madison Kesselring November 14 – November 16 Set in a seedy Oklahoma City motel room, the play centers on the meeting between...

11/16 5pm
"Virgina Woolf's ORLANDO"

VIRGINIA WOOLF’S ORLANDO Adapted by Sarah Ruhl Directed by Hannah Siglin December 5 – December 7 After a particularly wild night in 17th-century...

12/5 7pm
"Virgina Woolf's ORLANDO"

VIRGINIA WOOLF’S ORLANDO Adapted by Sarah Ruhl Directed by Hannah Siglin December 5 – December 7 After a particularly wild night in 17th-century...

12/6 8pm
"Virgina Woolf's ORLANDO"

VIRGINIA WOOLF’S ORLANDO Adapted by Sarah Ruhl Directed by Hannah Siglin December 5 – December 7 After a particularly wild night in 17th-century...

12/7 5pm

Recent Events

"Bug"

11/14/2018

Recent Activity

Resource Center

Resource Center posted a photo 10/10/2018

Resource Center

Resource Center posted a photo 8/27/2018

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theatre_76 posted a photo 9/8/2017

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theatre_76 posted a photo 9/8/2017

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theatre_76 posted a photo 9/8/2017

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theatre_76 posted a photo 9/8/2017

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theatre_76 posted a photo 9/8/2017

Curtis Odom

Curtis Odom left a positive review 3/16/2017

It was fantastic! The acting was top notch and the singing was superb! To pull that off in such a small place was genius...kodos to David Woolley.

Ron Wachholtz

Ron Wachholtz left a positive review 5/14/2015

I enjoyed the showcase. I would like the resumes of the seniors who graduated along with the other seniors who graduated in non acting positions of theatre. Thanks Ron Wachholtz, Collaboraction Theatre

Theatre Center

Theatre Center posted a photo 4/24/2014