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Promise to 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 pair of tickets to an upcoming show!

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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.

La Havana Madrid
Runs May 11 - Jun 30, 2019
If I Forget
Runs Jun 07 - Jul 07, 2019
Musical, New Work
Runs May 15 - Jul 14, 2019
Ms. Blakk for President
Comedy/Drama, New Work
Runs May 23 - Jul 14, 2019
The Magic Parlour
Runs Jan 11 - Jul 27, 2019
Southern Gothic
Comedy/Drama, New Work
Runs Jan 02 - Jul 28, 2019
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Runs Jun 14 - Jul 28, 2019
Runs May 14 - Aug 04, 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.

The Ballad of Lefty and Crabbe
Musical, New Work
Runs Jun 08 - Jul 14, 2019
Grindr The Opera (An Unauthorized Parody)
Comedy, Musical
Runs Jun 23 - Jul 28, 2019
Runs Sep 27, 2016 - Jan 05, 2020
Next to Normal
Runs May 08 - Jun 30, 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: 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 Armando Diaz Experience
Comedy, Improv
Runs Jun 03 - Aug 26, 2019
Ms. Blakk for President
Comedy/Drama, New Work
Runs May 23 - Jul 14, 2019
Algorithm Nation or The Static Quo
Runs Sep 18, 2018 - Sep 06, 2019
Comedy, Improv
Runs Jun 04 - Jun 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.
You’re in the right place. Book your next show today!
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