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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Wallace Bowl Entertainment, at Michigan & Washington Avenues in Gillson Park, opens Friday, June 23 with ‘ABBA Salute’ and continues through Saturday, August 5 with a performance by The She Gees, a female-fronted, disco powered, fully choreographed homage to one of the most iconic pop groups in history.

Wilmette Park District Center for the Arts’ summer production of ‘Damn Yankees’ begins July 13; Thurs/Fri/Sat 8:00 pm for 3 weeks (July 13 – July 29).

Weather uncertain?
Call 847/920-7949 after 6 pm the day of the performance.

In case of inclement weather, the performances are cancelled and there are no rain dates.

The Wallace Bowl is designated “No Smoking” and “No Dogs” for all performances.

Seating: Seating areas in the Wallace Bowl will not be reserved before 6 pm. Items left earlier will be removed. Blankets are not permitted in the main seating grass area and may not be used to reserve space for chairs. Lawn chairs may be used only in the grass; wooden benches are provided on the stone terracing.

Lakefront Parking: Unrestricted parking in the Gillson Beach Parking lot begins at 6:30 pm for all Wallace Bowl events.  Before 6:30 pm, you must display a 2017 Lakefront Parking decal ($20 resident, $120 non-resident) or purchase a Daily Parking Permit which is available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 8 pm for $11. Weekend parking permits are $14 for Wilmette residents and $18 for non-residents.

Monday Movie Nights at Wallace Bowl, Gillson Park Lakefront

Seating begins at 7:00 pm, Movie begins at dusk

Monday, July 31:  The Incredibles; rain date: Tuesday, Aug. 1

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Ben’s Bubble Show

Wednesday, July 26, 3:30-4:15 pm and 5:00-5:45 pm, Auditorium

Enjoy bubble sculptures, illusions, and audience participation! Free ticket required. Tickets are available in the Youth Services Department starting at 6:00 pm the evening before the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 6 tickets per family.

Ben’s Bubble Show

Wednesday, July 26, 4:45-5:15 pm, Auditorium

Enjoy bubble sculptures, illusions, and audience participation! Registration is required for this sensory-friendly performance. Registration starts July 12 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, July 19 for non-residents.