Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center


150 E. Wood Street,
Palatine, 60067

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Facility Hours
  • Monday-Sunday - Based on Shows

About Our Facility

Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center offers residents of Palatine and the surrounding area affordable live entertainment, as well as an opportunity to share their talents and resources in the performing arts. The 431-seat auditorium was built in 1928 as part of the original Palatine High School and is named after the first principal, Mr. Charles S. Cutting. The facility showcases various theatrical productions, film screenings, dance recitals, choral performances, band concerts, seminars, meetings, and weddings.

Tickets are available online at Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Box Office, two hours prior to any show and by appointment.


Host Your Own Event

Rentals and General information: 847-991-5318

The Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center seats 431 (333 on the main floor, 33 in the side mezzanines & 65 in the balcony) and is an ideal venue for your theatrical production, staged reading, audition, rehearsal, choral concert, dance recital, film screening, cultural event, private rental, seminar, corporate training session or graduation.


  • Fully operational with a 431 seat live theatre with state-of-the-art light and sound capabilities.
  • Digital lighting and sound consoles
  • Wired and wireless microphone system (including overhead stage microphones) suitable for live performances and meetings
  • Theatre-size projection screen with high output video projector with wireless DVD, Blu Ray player, and laptop capabilities
  • Multiple sound system capabilities for hosting small acoustic to full rock concert performances
  • Motorized theatrical fly system
  • Rehearsal room with mirrored wall and ballet bars
  • Lobby with concessions nook including refrigerator, freezer, and microwave
  • Men’s and women’s dressing rooms
  • Scene shop
  • Light and sound technicians on staff
  • Staffed box office services (required for all ticketed performances with admission fees)

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