Wonka Ball: Silver & Gold

Wonka Ball: Silver & Gold;

Dress up to get down at Wonka Ball, About Face Theatre’s annual benefit gala and Chicago’s most glamorous party.

Saturday, May 30 from 7 pm – 11 pm
Venue West, 221 N. Paulina St., Chicago, IL 60612

General admission: $150, Early Bird Special: $125
Discounted early bird ticket specials are available through Wednesday, April 30th.
Get your tickets online now or call 773.784.8565

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Donning your most debonair evening wear is never a drag at Wonka Ball: Silver & Gold! Kick off Pride Month 2020 with a celebration of About Face Theatre’s milestone 25th anniversary. Toast to 25 years of theatre dedicated to elevating LGBTQ+ voices with joy, creativity, and innovation. The evening will feature theatrical artistry from About Face Theatre’s Artistic Associates and Youth Ensemble, and will honor the achievements and leadership of local organizations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Chicago’s LGBTQ+ community. Enjoy great food, cocktails, silent auctions, raffles, and end the evening by dominating the dance floor with music from the last quarter century!

Pose out and about in your most glamorous formalwear, or just come as you are, to benefit About Face Theatre, Chicago’s most-celebrated gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer theatre.


Wonka Ball: Silver & Gold sponsors include GiveSmart, J&L Catering, and Venue West.

Proceeds from Wonka Ball: Silver & Gold support About Face Theatre’s award-winning mainstage programming and nationally-recognized youth education and outreach program. Since 1995, About Face has created exceptional, innovative and adventurous theatre and educational programming that advances the national dialogue on sexual and gender identity while challenging and entertaining audiences in Chicago and beyond. Support from Wonka Ball enables About Face to thrive as Chicago’s celebrated home for LGBTQ+ theatre.