Freedom Hall in Park Forest – Suburban Chicago Theatre and Concert Venue

Freedom Hall celebrates 40th anniversryFreedom Hall is a premiere theatre and concert venue located in Park Forest, Illinois, Chicago’s southern suburbs. For over three decades, Freedom Hall has presented a multitude of concerts, theatre performances, comedy, and different events in our Nathan Manilow Theatre. This season marks our 40th anniversary!

We have some amazing acts booked for our 2016-2017 main series concerts. On September 24, Freedom Hall will kick off the main series with Stand-Up Comedian, Tom Dreesen in our Nathan Manilow Theatre. Also performing in our 2016-2017 season will be Blues Queen, Shemekia Copeland; R&B legend Booker T. Jones, Masters of Soul, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Tom Sharpe. Our matinee theatre will showcase top acts including Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival starring Nikolai Massenkoff, Johnny Cash Tribute starring Phillipe Bauer, Cheryse McLeod Lewis “Then Sings My Soul Christmas”, Route 66, Caladh Nua, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.


Freedom Hall Main Series Shows

Our main series shows are a favorite for everyone! Our main series season runs from September 24, 2016 through March, 2017. Be sure to visit our performers videos page to see these top acts.

Masters of Soul at Freedom Hall

Masters of Soul

December 2, 2016
7:30 p.m. – Tickets $30
Buy your tickets today! Tickets sell fast.  “ I can’t say enough good things. Just terrific, this is a real hit!”
— Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
Read more about Masters of Soul

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

February 12, 2017
3:00 p.m. – Tickets $35
“Mr. Shabalala, singing above the basses, has a sweet, hushed tenor that whispers and swoops and quivers, gentle yet fervent.”
— New York Times
Read more about Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Tom Sharpe at Freedom Hall

Tom Sharpe

March 10, 2017
7:30 p.m. – Tickets $25
“He is a true artist, creating his own music in a manner fitting to the desires of the audience while stretching their imagination.”
— Benedictine University
Read more about Tom Sharpe



Freedom Hall Seniors and Matinee Series

Our 2016-2017 matinee shows are on Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. We have a wonderful line up including something for everyone. From Russian folk, country music and a Christmas concert, to getting your kicks on Route 66, Irish music and renowned Glenn Miller Orchestra. Call the Freedom Hall Box Office at 708.747.0580 to order tickets.

“Then Sings My Soul Christmas”

December 6, 2016
11:00 a.m. – Tickets $15
This concert is sure to satisfy the soul and get you into the Christmas spirit!

Route 66

February 28, 2017
11:00 a.m. – Tickets $20
A rip-roaring, pedal-to-the-medal road trip down memory lane on Route 66.

Caladh Nua

March 14, 2017
11:00 a.m. – Tickets $20
Caladh Nua is vibrant with its origins deeply rooted in the Southern counties of Ireland.

Glenn Miller Orchestra

April 4, 2017
11:00 a.m. – Tickets $25
The Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time.


Freedom Hall Children’s Theatre

Our children’s theatre is presenting Biscuit this year on February 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The show is for Pre-K-2 – school groups. Tickets are $7.00. Call the Freedom Hall Box Office at 708.747.0580 to order tickets.



Theatre and Concerts in the Southern Suburbs

Over the years, our main series shows included top-notch acts such as Peter Mayer, Billy Branch, Julie Fowlis, George Winston, and The Mystical Arts of Tibet. The Second City and Tom Dreesen have both appeared on our comedy stage. And world-renowned entertainers including Cherish the Ladies, The Four Aces and Obie Award winner Jason Petty performed in Freedom Hall’s senior theatre.

Freedom Hall Nathan Manilow Theatre is the perfect venue for concerts, theatre, corporate events, children’s theatre, and senior theatre. Take a look at our season schedule – we have something for everyone! You can order tickets online for our main series shows. To order tickets by phone, call our box office at 708.747.0580.


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Freedom Hall is minutes away from I-57 and Route 30. We are located east of I-57 and south of Route 30 (Lincoln Highway), at the intersection of Orchard Drive and Lakewood Boulevard in Park Forest, Illinois.


410 Lakewood Boulevard
Park Forest, IL 60466

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