Plan Your Visit

World-Class Entertainment, Right Outside Your Door

A convenient location, a dynamic setting, six impressive venues, and an experience unlike any other in DuPage County that’s the McAninch Arts Center.

You don’t have to travel to the city or plan an expensive evening downtown for high-quality cultural and arts performances…just come to the MAC! Conveniently located in the thriving western suburbs of Chicago, the MAC offers exceptional musical, dance, theatre, comedy, and specialty entertainment all close to home. When you visit the MAC, you’ll find a comfortable and inviting setting, welcoming, friendly staff, and a casual yet invigorating ambiance that lets you relax and enjoy the show! Check out our calendar of events for the season, and stop by to see us, today.

The Full MAC Experience

A trip to the MAC will leave you thrilled in every way. We take pride in offering a range of services to help make your experience even more enjoyable, including free parking, a coat check, and full bar service with premium beer, wine and liquor selections, as well as snacks available at every show. Arrive early and enjoy pre-show MAC Chats or stay after select performances for our new Common Ground Conversations series. To stimulate your visual senses further, be sure to take in the stunning works in the new Cleve Carney Art Gallery while you’re here. Admission is always free, and you’ll love the contemporary art featured from all over the country. (Learn more about a visit to the MAC below.)

How To Get Here

McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage
Fawell and Park Boulevards
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Our theater is located on the College of DuPage campus, just west of Park Boulevard in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Take Park Boulevard to Fawell Boulevard (22nd Street on Google Maps). Turn west and follow Fawell about 1/4 mile as it curves right and left again. The COD campus is on your left. Turn into the parking lot’s first entrance by the green and white College Of DuPage sign. The MAC will be directly in front of you. Parking is free in any of the lots.

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The McAninch Arts Center is accessible from parking to seating and accommodates Sennheiser Hearing Enhanced Devices. Click here to see full venue accessibility details.

Box Office and Ticket Information

The MAC Box Office is open five days a week for sales and information, as well as 90 minutes prior to a performance. Doors open 30 minutes before show time.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Phone: 630.942.4000

Seating Charts

Belushi Performance Hall Seating Chart



Playhouse Theatre Seating Chart






Getting The Most Out Of Your Visit

At the MAC, we are pleased to provide an exhilarating experience with the best programming in the area while maintaining outstanding customer service and accessibility including free parking. Along with our extensive renovations, we’ve added new features like a beautiful expanded lobby for you to gather and enjoy a drink at the bar before the show and during intermission.


The MAC’s VIP Experience is the perfect guest experience, featuring a private, pre-show area where you can enjoy complimentary champagne, beer, wine, soda, light sandwiches, cheese and crackers, with dessert and coffee at intermission for an additional $30 per person on select shows. Click HERE for more information.

You can browse exhibitions in the new Cleve Carney Art Gallery, and view some of the College’s permanent art collection showcasing important works by prominent artists such as Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell and many others, on display in the lobby and throughout the campus.

When it’s time for your performance to start, feel free to bring your drinks in with you, but remember that no cameras or video recorders are allowed inside. If you will be late, you may not receive your original seat. To keep you comfortable on chilly days, we also offer a free coat check.

About The Area

Situated on the College of DuPage campus, the MAC is set in a vibrant area that offers numerous dining, shopping and accommodation options. Please visit our Restaurants & Hotels page to view our dining partners. Additionally, you can ask about special overnight package options at the adjacent Inn at Waters Edge. To explore everything the local area has to offer, visit DuPage Visitors Bureau website.

Lakeside Location

The Lakeside Pavilion is located immediately behind the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage. Our address is 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn. Below is a map that shows the location of the pavilion on the college campus. We recommend parking in either the front parking lot (Fawell A) or the one alongside the PE building (College 1A).

Lakeside Concessions

MAC Concessions are available at all concerts and movies. Concession menu includes: wine, beer, soda, special drinks, hamburgers, hotdogs, desserts, popcorn and snacks. Outside alcohol is not permitted onto the property as well as coolers, kegs, umbrellas, tents and skateboards.

Vendors for the 2017 Lakeside Pavilion Free Outdoor Summer Series include Weber Grill Restaurant, Toasty Cheese, Toasty Taco, Heavenly Hot Dogs, Nothing Bundt Cakes, I Have a Bean, and more. (Dining Partners and menu items may vary and are subject to change.) Click HERE for more information.

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