Literary Events

The Wilmette Theatre is the premiere multi-arts and performance center anchoring the downtown business district by providing vibrant entertainment, education and enrichment for the community.

1122 Central Avenue, Wilmette; 847-251-7424

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Wilmette Park District

Wilmette Center for the Arts

Wilmette Children’s Theatre

MINI Production:  Disney’s THE LION KING KIDS

Friday, Jan. 27 – Sunday, Feb. 5 

3000 Glenview Road (at Skokie Blvd.), Wilmette


Tickets are $9, reserved seating.  Children under 3 are free as long as they sit on an adult’s lap.  February show dates/times:

Fri. 2/3 at 7 pm

Sat. 2/4 at 2 pm

Sun. 2/5 at 2 pm

The show runs about 35 minutes.  Tickets are sold online and in person at the Community Recreation Center front desk

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Shakespeare Project of Chicago

For more than 20 years, the Shakespeare Project of Chicago has presented staged readings of works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Featuring talented members of the Actors Equity Association, these professional productions are a favorite throughout the North Shore.

Saturday, Feb. 25:  The Changeling, 2:00-4:00 pm, Auditorium

This masterpiece of Renaissance tragedy focuses on the theme of treachery that comes as a result of sinful human nature. The play tells the story of a love triangle between Beatrice-Joanna; Alonzo, the man to whom she is betrothed; and Alsemero, the man she loves.

Funded by the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library.

Theater of the Center for the Arts

at the Wilmette Park District

Spring Production:  Guys and Dolls

Fri. March 10 & 17 @ 7:30 pm

 Sat. March 11 & 18 @ 7:30 pm

  Sun. March 12 & 19 @ 2 pm

Auditorium of the Community Recreation Center

3000 Glenview Road, Wilmette


Tickets are $16 for adults; $14 for students and seniors (55 and older), reserved seating.  Tickets are now available and are sold online and in person at the Community Recreation Center front desk.