Harper College


Events at Harper take place in a variety of campus locations.

Event tickets are available from the Box Office during regular hours, or at the event venue one hour prior to a performance. For more maps and directions, see our Visit Harper College page.

Art Exhibition Space

Harper's Art Exhibition Space hosts several exhibits each semester, including visiting artists' exhibits, solo and group exhibits, student and faculty works, and juried exhibitions. The exhibits are intended to showcase an array of artistic mediums and styles, providing viewers with a range of experiences to broaden their awareness of the ever-increasing possibilities embodied by art.

The exhibits offer Harper students the opportunity to view and study great works of art, meet and interact with visiting artists and see how an exhibit is installed, all in close proximity to where they study, practice and perfect their own art. Faculty members utilize the space to teach students how to see, write and think critically about contemporary art. Students also gain insight into the decisions that artists and curators must confront when installing exhibits.

The Art Exhibition Space is located in Building C, Room C200, and all shows are free and open to the public, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Drama Lab Theatre

The Drama Lab Theatre is Harper's intimate, flexible black box style theatre, which allows for traditional staging, theatre in the round, or with the audience positioned on three sides of the stage. The setting is ideal for experimental and small ensemble shows, as well as theatre classes.

The Drama Lab Theatre is located in Building L, Room L109. Visitors may enter Building L on the second floor and take the elevator or stairs to the first floor.

J Theatre

J Theatre seats more than 300 people and is located in Building J, Room J143.

Performing Arts Center

Harper students have an opportunity to take a variety of courses in music, theater, stagecraft and dance. The College's Performing Arts Center provides these performers a professional venue to showcase their craft and share the experience with over 400 audience members.

Free backstage tours of the Center are available and last 30 to 40 minutes. To schedule a tour, please call 847.925.6186.

The Performing Arts Center is located in Building R.

Student Center, Building A

The Student Center is located in Building A.

Health and Recreation Center, Building M

The Health and Recreation Center (Building M) is the perfect venue to host your next event. Building M has multiple spaces available to reserve for both members and non-members. To request space, please submit the online facility reservation request form. Outside food and beverage is not permitted in the gymnasium. All food and beverage needs must be coordinated with Sodexo.

Last Updated: 12/14/23