Since its opening in October 1986, the MAC has left lasting memories with more than 1.5 million audience members.Before you head to Glen Ellyn, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Glen Ellyn day trip app, to make sure you see all that Glen Ellyn has to offer, including McAninch Arts Center.
The MAC houses three theaters: the 793-seat Mainstage, where no seat is more than 16 rows, or 75 feet, from the stage; Theatre 2, a 195-seat hall featuring a "soft thrust" stage; and the Studio Theatre, a versatile, black-box performance space. Adjacent to the Mainstage lobby is the Gahlberg Gallery, a 90-by-25 foot space for visual art exhibition.
McAninch Arts Center reviews
There is no traffic near the Mac. There is no problem parking at the Mac. You can sit front row or at the stage-side tables very inexpensively. The Mac is a modest sized auditorium so there a few..... more »
Yes, this Friday night date night outing is free and well worth the long line to get into the venue and find a spot to squeeze in your blanket or lawn chairs! We saw The Magic of Motown on a warm... more »
The MAC is an amazing place to see a show! Friendly staff, clean restrooms, good lighting and comfortable seating. The VIP food was amazing; all you could drink Champagne, wine and beer, fresh shrimp cocktail with a spicy sauce, vegetable stay with hummus, chicken kabobs and an assortment of cheeses and everything crackers. At intermission same all you can drink cocktails with Everything Bundt Cakes brownie and strawberry....can't say enough!
Beautiful facility. The MAC does a fantastic job accommodating school groups for amazing performances.
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