Designed by Hammond Beeby Rupert Ainge Architects, the Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance seats a 1,525-person audience in a primarily underground space located beneath Millennium Park. It was the first multi-use performing arts venue to be built in the downtown Chicago area after 1929. Today, the nonprofit theater features the most diverse selections of performances of any venue in Chicago, hosting the city’s most acclaimed music and dance institutions as well as world-renowned national and international artists and ensembles through its Harris Theater Presents series.
Embracing Chicago’s Future
The Harris Theater partners with an array of Chicago’s emerging and mid-sized performing arts organizations to help them build the resources and infrastructure necessary to achieve artistic growth and long-term organizational sustainability. By providing these organizations with subsidized rental, technical expertise, and marketing support, the Theater allows them to focus on what they do best – bringing the finest music and dance to the public. The design and construction of the Harris Theater was completely underwritten by the Millennium Park Foundation using funds from private donors.
For more information on the Harris Theater, please visit their website at www.harristheaterchicago.org