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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.

New Work
Runs Aug 23 - Aug 24, 2019
The Drag Seed
Comedy, New Work
Runs Jul 05 - Aug 24, 2019
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Runs Aug 17 - Aug 25, 2019
True West
Runs Jul 05 - Aug 25, 2019
Much Ado About Nothing
Classic, Comedy
Runs Jul 25 - Aug 31, 2019
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Literary Adaptation, New Work
Runs May 08 - Sep 01, 2019
Head Over Heels
Runs Jul 01 - Sep 08, 2019
Southern Gothic
Comedy/Drama, New Work
Runs Jan 02 - Oct 27, 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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Featured Musicals

If you are looking for a musical to see then you’re in the right place. No visit to Chicago is complete without seeing a toe-tapping show at one of our 200+ theatres. Find More Musicals.

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
Runs Jul 18 - Aug 31, 2019
Runs Sep 27, 2016 - Jan 05, 2020
Disney's Freaky Friday
Comedy, Musical
Runs Aug 02 - Sep 08, 2019
Head Over Heels
Runs Jul 01 - Sep 08, 2019

…in the mood for a different genre?

2019 Summer Guide to Chicago Theatre

2019 Summer 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 summer? Browse the digital version of our 2019 Summer Theatre Guide or pick up a FREE booklet at Hot Tix locations.

Featured Neighborhood: Andersonville/Edgewater

Located north of downtown, the Andersonville and Edgewater neighborhoods are home to many storefront theatre companies as well as a thriving restaurant and shopping scene. Get out into the neighborhoods and explore Chicago. Find More Shows in this Area.

The Drag Seed
Comedy, New Work
Runs Jul 05 - Aug 24, 2019
Runs Jul 18 - Sep 14, 2019
The Infinite Wrench
Runs Dec 28, 2018 - Dec 29, 2019
The Tempest (Lincoln Park)
Runs Jul 06 - Aug 25, 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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