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.
Founded in 1997 with a mission to explore today's social and political issues through the lens of the past, TimeLine Theatre has since established itself as a leader within Chicago's vibrant theatre community.
The company presents four mainstage productions in its intimate and flexible space each season—contemporary plays and classics, Chicago and world premieres—as well as acclaimed residencies in Chicago Public Schools through the Living History Education Program. TimeLine strives to present not only the highest quality entertainment representing diverse perspectives, but a multi-layered experience that connects and engages our community beyond the stage, inspiring them to reimagine tomorrow.
The heart of TimeLine is a diverse team of Company Members, who work closely together to shape the company's artistic vision and choose programming that sparks conversations and makes an impact that lasts longer than your time in the theatre. Every production includes a vivid and interactive lobby experience, scheduled pre- and post-show discussions with artists and experts connected to topics and themes of the play, and in-depth program notes that further elevate the story told on stage.
Recipient of the prestigious 2016 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, TimeLine Theatre has been honored with more than 50 awards for artistic excellence and business management. And its future includes plans to renovate an historic building as its new home, to realize the full potential of the company's mission and to continue to create theatre experiences like no other.
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.