Metropolis Performing Arts Centre


Each year, more than 12,000 students attend shows at Metropolis with the Stories in Action! series. Metropolis prides itself on diverse programming, and there is never a shortage of quality programming for young audiences. To make the theatre experience complete for your students, we offer Study Guides and Companion Workshops, taking students deeper into the story of every show.  With free bus parking, your trip to Metropolis couldn't be easier!

Contact Group Sales at 847.577.5982 x228 or to book your group's trip! Group Sales are available by phone or at the box office *not available on-line.

Find out more about bringing your school group to Metropolis:

Performances     Study Guides     Bus Parking Information     Policies




To find out more information about a show, just click the link below.  Please call for group prices.

 Full List of Shows

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Study Guides

Theatre can serve as a strong supplement to instruction - adding visual, aural, and entertaining element  enhancing student’s ability to absorb and understand reading material. Metropolis is excited to collaborate with you to augment your students’ learning potential and provide you with project suggestions with our study guides; click below to browse each study guide.  

A Christmas Carol
The Diary of Anne Frank

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Bus Parking Information

Free bus parking is available on East Davis St., just northwest of Bristol Ln. The map below shows the route for buses to follow to downtown Arlington Heights' designated bus parking area. Parking is available on the northeast side of the street (the right side when following the mapped route below). While there are some No Parking signs on this street, this is the designated bus parking area for downtown Arlington Heights. Please ensure your bus parks only in this area as Metropolis is not responsible for any parking violations received. Don't hesitate to ask questions about the bus parking. We are more than happy to help and ensure you are parked in the correct area.

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  • Payment: A signed contract and non-refundable deposit are appreciated as soon as possible. Final payment is due prior to performance date. Groups booked within 2 weeks of a performance will need to pay full amount at time of booking.
  • Head Count: A final head count is appreciated 1 month prior to the performance date.
  • Chaperones: Metropolis has a suggested ratio of 1 chaperone for every 10 students. We are willing to make exceptions to meet the needs of your group.
  • Arrival: Schools must arrive 30 minutes before showtime

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