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Center on Halsted’s On the Red Carpet party welcomes donors, patrons and supporters to enjoy the Academy Awards presentation in a fun and festive atmosphere that includes cocktail service, reserved seating, buffet dinner, silent auction and a raffle drawing. In 2014, On the Red Carpet was attended by 425 participants and raised more than $70,000 to support the many programs and services of Center on Halsted. This year’s On the Red Carpet is sure to be the best Academy Awards viewing party in the city; we look forward to seeing you on the red carpet!

  • 6:00 p.m.: Doors open for our Red Carpet Arrival, Courtesy of MINI of Chicago

  • 7:30 p.m.: Academy Awards Telecast

  • 9:00 p.m.: Silent Auction Ends & Event Drawing

Silent Auction & Raffle
This year’s party will feature a Silent Auction and Raffle Drawing. Always a highlight, our silent auction will offer vacation packages, bar & restaurants certificates, theater & sports tickets, gym & personal services and a whole lot more! The raffle will feature top prizes that are sure to delight!

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase online and at Center on Halsted beginning in late January as well as at the event. Check back to see where and when you can purchase your
On the Red Carpet raffle tickets!

Get Your Ballots Ready!
Think you know who is going to walk home with an Oscar? Submit your ballot for a chance to win a cash prize at On the Red Carpet! All guests will have a chance to submit a ballot for our Predict-the-Winner contest. Ballots will be available for $10 at registration and the person with the most correct picks will split the winnings with Center on Halsted!

Reserve your seat today! Limited quantity available for each ticket level.
Click on the ticket type to purchase your tickets online.

Celebrity Ticket: $125
Celebrity tickets include the following accommodations and services:
  • Premiere Booth Seating
  • VIP Champagne Service
  • 4 Drink Tickets*
  • Table side Cocktail Service
  • Buffet Dinner
Booths can accommodate 4 or 6 guests depending size, location, and availability.

Spotlight Ticket: $75
Spotlight tickets include the following accommodations:
  • Cabaret Table Floor Seating
  • 3 Drink Tickets*
  • Table side Cocktail Service
  • Buffet Dinner
Cabaret tables can accommodate 2 or 4 guests depending on size, location, and availability.

Paparazzi Ticket: $40
Paparazzi tickets include the following accommodations:
  • General Admission
  • 2 Drink Tickets*
  • Buffet Dinner
  • Balcony Seating
*Additional beverages are available through a cash bar

For More Information
For more information or to sponsor the On the Red Carpet, please contact Ryan VanMeter,
Director of Development, at or 773.472.6469 EXT 413.

No physical tickets will be mailed for this event. Names will be held at the door.
Tickets are non-refundable and seating is limited.

Garage parking is available half a block away from the Park West at 2036 N. Clark St.
Street parking is available on Lincoln Ave, Armitage Ave, and Clark Street.

All but $55 of each $125 Celebrity and $75 Producer ticket is tax-deductible.
$40 Paparazzi tickets are not tax-deductible.
Center on Halsted is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization in Illinois.

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