Wentz Concert Hall

Wentz Concert Hall.

Wentz Concert Hall is hailed as a gem—the premier destination in Chicago’s western suburbs to appreciate performances of classical, jazz and contemporary music. The acoustics in Wentz Concert Hall are designed by Talaske Sound Thinking, acoustical consultants for Chicago’s critically acclaimed Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park. The venue also is ideally suited for recording.

Wentz Concert Hall can be “tuned” through the motorized extension and retraction of sound-absorbing curtains. Two massive sound chambers, one on each side of the stage and invisible to the audience, enhance the audio characteristics and allow sound to bounce off multiple planes as it is directed to the audience.

To learn more about Wentz Concert Hall, visit them at finearts.northcentralcollege.edu/venue/wentz-concert-hall.

Venue Contact Information

171 E Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL 60540
Phone 630-637-7469
Box Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00am–6:00pm

Directions & Parking

From the West:
Follow I-88 east to Winfield Road;
South (right) onto Winfield to Diehl Road;
East (left) onto Diehl to Washington Street;
South (right) onto Washington to Benton Avenue;
East (left) onto Benton to Brainard Street.
(If traveling on I-80, follow I-80 to I-55 and see “South” directions.)

From the South:
Follow I-55 to I-355;
I-355 north to Maple Avenue;
West (left) on Maple Avenue;
Maple Avenue changes name to Chicago Avenue;
Chicago Avenue to Brainard Street (at stop sign);
North (right) on Brainard Street to Benton Avenue.

From Chicago or the East:
Follow I-290 expressway west to I-88 west;
Take the Naperville Road exit;
Turn Left at Freedom Drive.
Turn right on Diehl Road.
Turn South (left) onto Washington Street to Benton Avenue;
Turn East (left) onto Benton to Brainard Street.

From the North:
Follow I-294 South to I-88 west;
I-88 to I-355 South;
I-355 South to Maple Avenue;
West (right) on Maple Avenue;
Maple Avenue changes name to Chicago Avenue;
Chicago Avenue to Brainard Street (at stop sign);
North (right) on Brainard Street to Benton.

Ample parking is available around North Central College. Please observe all municipal street signs.

Amtrak/Metra Commuter Rail
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) Line travels from Chicago’s Union Station to Naperville’s Train Station, which is just two blocks northwest of campus. Go to North Avenue and turn east (left) to Brainard. Turn south (right) and go two blocks to Benton. See the campus map.


Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center and Meiley-Swallow Hall are fully accessible. Both buildings have elevator access as well as accessible seating on all levels. Access to Pfeiffer Hall is from the Brainard Street entrance to the building. Pfeiffer Hall does not have elevator access. Please mention any specific needs when making your reservations.

North Central College provides auxiliary aids and services to ensure effective communication for individuals with disabilities. Please mention any special requests when purchasing tickets to a performance. If a signer is needed for a hearing impaired patron, this request must be made with the North Central College Box Office at least 14 days in advance of the performance.

Seating Chart & Photos