From commissioned stage pieces to Bowie-inspired performances, MCA Stage presents performances by leading artists from the US and around the world. Come see how bold we can be.

Housed in the Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, MCA Stage is conveniently located in the heart of the Michigan Avenue shopping district, with a great selection of nearby restaurants, public transportation, and parking garages.

All MCA Stage ticket buyers enjoy the following:

  • No service charges on your ticket purchase
  • Free museum admission with your MCA Stage ticket stub, valid up to 7 days
  • $11 MCA garage parking, with validation and valid up to 6 hours on date of show
  • Easy exchanges
  • Free replacement of lost tickets

Make your own Playlist. MCA Stage invites you to create your own series. Pick three or more performances and save 20%. Learn more about MCA Stage Playlists here.

Adam Barruch and Chelsea Bonosky Belladonna 
Photo: Nel Shelby Chicago Dancing Festival
Dances for 2
Fri, Aug 22, 2014
How To Dress Well
Image courtesy of Windish How To Dress Well
Copresented with Empty Bottle Presents
Thu, Sep 4, 2014, 7:30–9:30 pm
eighth blackbird performing Amy Beth Kirsten’s Colombine’s Paradise Theatre
Photo: Sylvianne Shurman eighth blackbird
Heart and Breath
Fri, Sep 12, 2014
Photo: Nestor Leivas The David Bowie Variety Hour Sep 26–27, 2014 Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH Rosas
Rosas danst Rosas
Oct 9–12, 2014
Benjamin Warbis 
Photo:  Jake Walters Michael Clark Company
come, been and gone
Oct 25–27, 2014
Teatro en el Blanco
La Reunión
Photo: Alejandro Bustos Teatro en el Blanco
La Reunion
Nov 1–2, 2014
Photo: Tyler Kalberg Holcombe Waller
Nov 7–9, 2014
Bobby Conn
Photo: Boris Burghardt Bowie Changes
Bobby Conn plays Station to Station
Sat, Nov 15, 2014
Jon Langford and Sally Timms
Image courtesy of Bloodshot Records Bowie Changes
Jon Langford & Sally Timms
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
Photo: Zoran Orlic Bowie Changes
Disappears plays Low
Sat, Nov 22, 2014
Alice Klock and Emile Leriche
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Photo: Todd Rosenberg Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Princess Grace Awards: New Works
Dec 4–14, 2014
Taiko Legacy
Photo: Ken Carl Tsukasa Taiko
Taiko Legacy 11
Dec 20–21, 2014
Ayako Kato
Photo: Ken Carl Tsukasa Taiko
Sat, Dec 20, 2014
Manual Cinema
Luna del Ray
Photo: Jerry Shulman Manual Cinema
Mementos Mori
Jan 15–18, 2015
Stan's Cafe
The Cardinals
Photo:  Graeme Braidwood Stan’s Cafe
The Cardinals
Jan 22–24, 2015
Sònia Sánchez
Le Ça 
Photo:  Joan Cortés Sònia Sánchez
Le Ça (The Id)
Feb 13–15, 2015
Mariano Pensotti
Photo: Carlos Furman Mariano Pensotti
Cineastas (Filmmakers)
Feb 26 – Mar 1, 2015
Joffrey Academy Trainee Graduate 
Photo: Herbert  
Migdoll Joffrey Academy of Dance
Winning Works: Choreographers of Color
Mar 7–8, 2015
The Seldoms
Photo: Andrew Musch The Seldoms
Power Goes
Mar 20–29, 2015
Aparna Ramaswamy
The Song of the Jasmine
Photo: Alice Gebura Ragamala Dance + Rudresh Mahanthappa
Song of the Jasmine
Apr 10–12, 2015
Anna Thorvaldsdottir Photo: Rolex/Hugo Glendinning International Contemporary Ensemble
Anna Thorvaldsdottir
Sat, Apr 25, 2015
Nicole Mitchell
Photo: Kristi Sutton Elias Nicole Mitchell: Creative Summit
Mandorla Awakening: Emerging Worlds
Sat, May 2, 2015
Renée Baker
Photo: Michael S. Baker Renée Baker: Creative Music Summit
Sunyata: Towards Absolute Emptiness
Sun, May 3, 2015
Third Coast Percussion
Photo: Saverio Truglia Third Coast Percussion + Glenn Kotche
Wild Sound
May 21–22, 2015