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See a show during the Year of Chicago Theatre!

Theatre is happening in every Chicago neighborhood this year, from downtown stages to world-renowned regional theatres to behind the storefronts to free plays in the parks. Chicago’s diverse collection of 250 theatres provides exhilarating experiences that will make YOU come alive. When you Promise To Play, you will be entered to win a special prize package! Plus, share your next theatre experience on Instagram with the hashtag #PromiseToPlay, and you could win the Grand Prize – a show a month in 2020. Click the button below for details.

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Shows On Stage Now

From musicals to storefront plays and improv, there’s a seat waiting for you at one of our 200+ theatres. Explore these shows currently playing in Chicago. Find More Shows On Stage Now.

Five Presidents
Runs Sep 06 - Oct 19, 2019
Be Here Now
Runs Sep 05 - Oct 19, 2019
Tiny Beautiful Things
Runs Sep 06 - Oct 20, 2019
Southern Gothic
Comedy/Drama, New Work
Runs Jan 02 - Oct 27, 2019
She The People: The Resistance Continues
Runs Jul 26 - Nov 16, 2019
Monty Python's Spamalot
Runs Aug 30 - Dec 29, 2019
The Infinite Wrench
Runs Dec 28, 2018 - Dec 29, 2019
Blue Man Group
Performance Art
Runs Nov 20, 2018 - Dec 29, 2019

2019 is the Year of Chicago Theatre. This citywide, year-long focus on theatre is the first of its kind in the U.S.

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Destinos: Chicago International Theater Festival

Dedicated to showcasing the Latino experience as told by Latino theater artists from Chicago, the U.S, and Latin America; amplifying Latino voices on stages across Chicago through the power of theater that transcends boundaries, promoting and engaging cross-cultural experiences. Explore Shows.

Hope: Part II of A Mexican Trilogy
Comedy/Drama, Destinos
Runs Sep 26 - Oct 27, 2019
Back in the Day: An ‘80s House Music Dancesical
Destinos, Drama
Runs Oct 10 - Oct 27, 2019
Exquisita Agonía
Destinos, Drama
Runs Oct 17 - Oct 27, 2019
Soltera, Casada, Viuda y Divorciada
Comedy, Destinos
Runs Oct 17 - Oct 20, 2019

…in the mood for something different?

2019 Fall Theatre Guide

2019 Fall Theatre Guide

The 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. From musicals to plays to comedy, theatre is for everyone in Chicago.

Not sure what to see this fall? Browse the digital version of our 2019 Fall Theatre Guide or pick up a FREE booklet at Hot Tix locations.

Featured Neighborhood: Lincoln Park

Located just north of downtown, the easily-accessible Lincoln Park community is a creative hub for many theatre companies along with a thriving restaurant, shopping and bar scene. Get out into the neighborhoods and explore Chicago. Find More Shows in this Area.

The Great Leap
Runs Sep 05 - Oct 20, 2019
The Best of The Second City
Runs Aug 20 - Nov 06, 2019
The Second City's 108th Mainstage Revue
Runs Aug 20 - Oct 31, 2019
Polaroid Stories
Runs Oct 16 - Oct 27, 2019

…or see what’s onstage in another neighborhood:

See a new show every month and take pride in the unique, risky, bold, and incredible new work happening on Chicago stages.

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To truly fall in love with Chicago, you must go to our theatres. This is where the city bares its fearless soul.
From Broadway musicals to storefront plays and improv, there’s always a seat waiting for you at one of our 200+ theatres.
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