Barrington provides a wealth of opportunities throughout the year for culture and entertainment.
The Barrington Cultural Commission works closely with Barrington’s White House to plan numerous events at this beautiful cultural arts center, with ongoing performances and events spanning classical string trios, intimate theater productions, guest lectures, and more.
In addition, the Barrington Cultural Arts Center in the Ice House Mall features an ongoing visual art display throughout the year.
The historic Catlow Theater downtown shows affordable, first-run movies in an old-time setting, and its adjacent Showtime Eatery ramps up the experience with sandwiches, wine and beer to enjoy inside the theater.
Many of Barrington’s restaurants offer live music and entertainment in the evenings and on weekends, including the new Shirley’s Piano Bar on Cook Street, McGonigal’s Pub, Francesca’s, and Flesk Brewery, among others.
Thursday is a popular day in Barrington, with 3rd Thursdays Art Night Out during the spring and fall season. In the summer, Thursdays feature Cruise Nights, the Farmers’ Market, Community Band Concerts in the Park, a beer garden at Flesk Brewery and much more.
Barrington's White House
Since its founding in 2015, Barrington’s White House has become the cultural hub of our community, as well as a magnificent space for weddings and private parties.
Musical performances, theater and dance events, and world-class lectures on a variety of topics are held throughout the year. Each “3rd Thursday” during the season, experience our FREE Art Night Out with complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Visit www.barringtonswhitehouse.com/culture for more information.
BARRINGTON CULTURAL ARTS CENTER - www.barringtonculturalartscenter.org
BARRINGTON’S WHITE HOUSE: A CULTURAL & COMMUNITY CENTER - www.barringtonswhitehouse.com
BARRINGTON YOUTH DANCE ENSEMBLE - www.byde.org
BATAILLE ACADEMIE OF THE DANSE - www.batailledanse.com
CATLOW THEATER - www.thecatlow.com
DANCEWERKS STUDIO - www.dancewerks.com
FARMERS’ MARKET - www.barringtonfarmersmarket.org
KALEIDOSCOPE SCHOOL OF ART - www.kaleidoscopeschoolofart.org
PARK DISTRICT EVENTS & CONCERTS IN THE PARK - www.barringtonparkdistrict.org
PARKER PLAYHOUSE - www.parkerplayhousebarrington.org
SANFILIPPO ESTATE - www.sanfilippofoundation.org