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 Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

The Big Balloon Show

Saturday, Jan. 4, 11:00–11:45 am and 2:00–2:45 pm, Auditorium, For the whole family

Called “simply amazing” by WGN-TV, the Big Balloon Show is a theatrical-style stage show featuring magic, all-ages comedy, and giant balloon props. Free Tickets required.  Tickets will be available in the Youth Services Department the morning of the program on a first come-first served basis.  Limit 8 tickets per family.

Sensory-Friendly Performance:  Sat. Jan. 4, 12:30-1:00 pm, Auditorium.  Registration required beginning Saturday 12/21 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; Saturday 12/28 for non-residents.   Intended for children with sensory-input challenges and disabilities and their families.

Stop by or call the Youth Services Desk at 847-256-6945 to register.


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette

Shakespeare Project of Chicago – Richard III

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2:00-4:00 pm, Auditorium

Join WPL for staged readings of plays from Shakespeare and his contemporaries. This series is funded by the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library.

Considered by some to be Shakespeare’s greatest villain, Richard III ruthlessly murders his way to the English crown, betraying family and friends along the way.


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Wilmette Children’s Theatre

3000 Glenview Road (at Skokie Blvd.), Wilmette, Auditorium

Winter 2020 Mini Children’s Production:  ‘How I Became A Pirate, Younger@Part’

Show Dates:  Jan. 31 – Feb. 9 (6 shows)

Performance Dates and Times:

Fridays 1/31 and 2/7 @ 7 pm

Saturdays 2/1 and 2/8 @ 2 pm

Sundays 2/2 and 2/9 @ 2 pm

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 3.  Tickets are $10, reserved seating.  Children under 3 are free as long as they sit on an adult’s lap.  The show runs 35 minutes.  Tickets are sold online and in person at the Community Recreation Center front desk.

What starts out as a normal trip to the beach for Jeremy Jacob and his family ends up as a journey that only a truly uninhibited imagination can dream up. Based on Melinda Long’s wildly popular children’s book ‘How I Became A Pirate’, this brand new adaptation features all of the characters we Landlubbers have come to appreciate without any of the scariness other pirate tales might possess.

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