WE BELIEVE IN COMMUNITY CONNECTION
For 50 years, Gorton Center has worked to enrich the lives of our communities through cultural arts, education, and charitable service. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, Gorton Center relies on the generosity of residents and businesses to help fund the programs & services offered and are grateful for the support received from our community.
Gorton Center presents live music and entertainment, films, and classes for all ages in our historic building. We also house Gorton Children’s Learning Center, a high-quality early education and daycare center that has been in operation for over 35 years. We welcome our community to rent our spaces to host their own events onsite. Additionally, Gorton Center houses the offices of ten other nonprofit organizations on the second floor of our building.
From 1901, when our building opened as a school, to our present, we are filled with culture and history.
CURRENT PROGRAM GUIDE
The Window is published and mailed to Lake Forest & Lake Bluff residents three times a year.
GORTON DRAMA STUDIO
Dedicated to providing Method acting, dramatic writing education and professional caliber performance opportunities on the stage and screen.
Gorton Drama Studio announces new faculty member
Matt Mueller added as musical director for the upcoming class and production of “Peter Pan: The Original Adaptation” that begins Wednesday, January 10 at Gorton Center in Lake Forest
Gorton Center Celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2024
From the epic Mountainfilm on Tour Festival and the inspiring Giordano Dance Chicago, to concerts and comedians, there is something for everyone!