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The non-profit Harris Theater partners with an array of Chicago’s performing arts and cultural institutions by providing subsidized rental, technical expertise, and marketing support. The Harris Theater allows these remarkable organizations to focus on what they do best—bringing the finest music and dance to the public.
The Theater’s mission allows the performing arts organizations using the Theater to attract broader, larger, and more diverse audiences, encourage artistic synergy between groups, and increase opportunities to offer educational programs. The Theater serves as a national model of collaboration between the philanthropic community and performing arts organizations.
The Theater underwrites 68% of the daily usage costs for its non-profit user groups while providing marketing, box office, front-of-house, and technical services at no extra charge. Through these efforts, the Theater is integral to allowing its users to develop a loyal core audience, expand its audience base, build a stronger identity, cultivate contributions from the private sector, and build ticket revenue.