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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 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.

Les Miserables
Musical
Runs Jul 09 - Jul 27, 2019
Emma
Literary Adaptation
Runs May 24 - Jul 28, 2019
SIX
Musical
Runs May 14 - Aug 04, 2019
The Spitfire Grill - a musical
Musical
Runs Jul 12 - Aug 17, 2019
Wolf Play
Comedy/Drama, New Work
Runs Jul 11 - Aug 18, 2019
True West
Drama
Runs Jul 05 - Aug 25, 2019
The Magic Parlour
Magic
Runs Jan 11 - Oct 26, 2019
Drunk Shakespeare
Classic, Comedy, Improv
Runs May 02 - Dec 01, 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.

Sleeping Beauty
Children's/Family, Musical
Runs Jul 19 - Jul 25, 2019
Cats
Musical
Runs Jul 16 - Aug 04, 2019
Hamilton
Musical
Runs Sep 27, 2016 - Jan 05, 2020
Les Miserables
Musical
Runs Jul 09 - Jul 27, 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.

Now & Then
Musical
Runs Jul 10 - Aug 11, 2019
Bury Me
Drama, New Work
Runs Jul 06 - Jul 28, 2019
Cloudgate Theatre presents Strange Heart Beating
New Work
Runs Jul 09 - Jul 28, 2019
King Lear
Drama
Runs Jul 02 - Aug 02, 2019

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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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