Noyes Cultural Arts Center

Noyes Cultural Arts Center

The Noyes Cultural Arts Center, owned by the City of Evanston, is a lively home to over 20 artists and arts organizations offering music, theater, and visual arts programs and studios.

There is a full stage at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center that seats 190 people and two galleries. The galleries exhibit local artists, with exhibitions changing every two months. The building is home to many arts organizations and artists; a link to artists is at left.

For Cultural Arts programs offered by the City of Evanston, visit the Recreation and Arts Activity page or visit the "City Arts Camps & Events" link at left.

The City of Evanston is committed to making programs accessible to persons with a disability. For mobility or communications access information, call 847-448-4311 (voice), 847-448-8064 (TDD) or 800-526-0844 (IL Relay Center).

Pop-up DIY Puppets!


The Noyes Cultural Arts Center will feature a vintage Marionette Theatre in the downstairs lobby from Friday, January 6 through Tuesday, January 31. The public is invited to create their own puppet show during building hours. The puppet theatre was donated by the WonderWorks Children’s Museum of Oak Park and features curtains, lights and changeable backdrops. The pop-up Puppet Theatre is inspired by the Chicago International Puppet Theatre Festival taking place at numerous venues throughout Chicago, and sets the stage for registration for the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Puppet Theatre Camp in summer 2017.