Your Regional Guide To The Performing Arts

Cahn Auditorium


600 Emerson Street
Evanston, IL

Handicap accessible

Cahn Auditorium established in 1940 is the largest performance space on the Northwestern University campus. The auditorium seats more than 1,000 and has an orchestra pit. One of the country’s most famous college productions, the annual Waa-Mu Show (begun in 1929), is staged here, as are many other productions each year. The auditorium was named for civic leader Bertram Cahn, donor, trustee, alumnus (class of 1899), and chairman of the clothier B. Kuppenheimer and Company.

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