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.
The New Colony leads the charge in developing, producing, and championing new plays in Chicago. With more than a decade and over 30 fully-produced world premieres under its belt, The New Colony continues to inject the Chicago storefront theatre scene with new blood and new energy, presenting a huge variety of stories that aren't being told anywhere else.
At The New Colony, Script Comes Last; playwrights work with a director and actor-improvisers to workshop and generate material for the play. The script is filled out and honed down right up until the play opens to ensure the sharpest, truest, most current experience for the audience.
The New Colony is the place for you if you want to see fresh, exciting, timely new work from up and coming writers and an ensemble of play-development experts. Join us for our world premiere shows, our annual Uncharted festival of new plays in progress, our popular developmental readings, or come take a class with us. If you love new plays, you'll love The New Colony.
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.