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.
Our story starts like so many theatre stories do – an intimate space, a few fierce Chicago actors, and a compelling script. But unlike many theatres, we’re still around! We moved from Evanston to Skokie, kept our Chicago acting roots, and have produced 40 plus years of theatrical excellence.
And what’s our specialty? Well, we do it all. Some theatres feature musicals galore; others champion the edgiest, most provocative work; while still others honor the classics. We’re a mix of all three and then some, offering a broad spectrum of plays and musicals.
We will admit though, we have a special place in our heart for new work. We bring in hot-off-the-press, in-the-know playwrights to bring their new ideas to life. And like parents we’ll nurture, guide and raise those little play babies until they’re all grown up and ready for an audience.
So in a nutshell, we collaborate with artists, put on plays and invite people to watch them. But perhaps most importantly, guiding all the work that we do, is our mission to change perspective and encourage compassion.
We love to entertain, and we do, but we believe passionately in using our voice to make our world and our community a little better, in our own intensely entertaining way.
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.