No other theatre in the world is quite like Chicago theatre. It’s real, elevated to an intensity you cannot turn away from. Even on your first visit, you can feel it. From joy to heartache and every feeling in between, Chicago’s exceptional ensemble of talent provides exhilarating experiences that make audiences come alive. Rising from a city of innovators, risk-takers, and big hearts, Chicago theatre is a hotbed for exciting new work and hundreds of world premieres every year. From the jaw-dropping productions of Broadway In Chicago to the intimate and honest storefront plays and improv, the spirit of the city can be found in our 200+ theatres. To truly fall in love with Chicago, you must experience our theatre. This is where the city bares its fearless soul. Book your next show today! Learn more at ChicagoPlays.com or find half-price deals at HotTix.org.
Broadway In Chicago after 20 years has presented over 400 shows gracing the stages of five venues, with countless Pre-Broadway, World Premieres and many long-run shows; it is one of the largest commercial theatre operations in the country.
Broadway In Chicago’s theatres include three in Chicago's Loop – the James M. Nederlander Theatre CIBC Theatre Cadillac Palace Theatre along with the Auditorium Theatre and the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.
Founded in 2000 and named Chicago’s #1 performing arts attraction (Crain’s Chicago Business), Broadway In Chicago welcomes over 1.7 million people annually. Hosting the long-run productions of: Disney’s The Lion King Wicked Jersey Boys Billy Elliot the Musical and Hamilton.
Just a few of the World-premiere productions that have called Chicago home prior to arriving to Broadway: The Producers: The New Mel Brooks Musical Movin’ Out Monty Python’s Spamalot The Addams Family Kinky Boots Tootsie
In addition, Chicago has been the launch city for National Tours of The Color Purple Dirty Dancing Mary Poppins Aladdin and many others
According to Broadway In Chicago President Lou Raizin, “Broadway In Chicago has been able to thrive over the twenty years because we are fortunate to be a part of the rich theatre community here in Chicago.”
There is an experience waiting for you every night at a Broadway In Chicago theatre.
Did you know that 2019 is the Year of Chicago Theatre? Home to a community of creators, risk-takers, and big hearts, Chicago theatre is a hotbed for exciting new work and hundreds of world premieres every year. From joy to heartache and every feeling in between, Chicago’s exceptional ensemble of talent provides exhilarating experiences that make audiences come alive. This spirit of Chicago theatre is found in all of our neighborhoods, from downtown theatres to behind the storefronts, in a diverse collection of over 200 dynamic theatres. Learn more at ChicagoPlays.com.