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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 theatre experience on Instagram with the hashtag #PromiseToPlay, and you could win the Grand Prize – a show a month in 2020. HURRY – The deadline to enter is Sunday, November 3, 2019!

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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.

Jane Eyre
Dance, Literary Adaptation
Runs Oct 16 - Oct 27, 2019
Andares
Destinos, Drama
Runs Oct 23 - Oct 27, 2019
Sherlock's Last Case
Comedy/Drama
Runs Oct 02 - Nov 03, 2019
That's Weird, Grandma: Goes Trick or Treating
Children's/Family, Comedy, New Work
Runs Oct 06 - Nov 03, 2019
Whose Body?
Comedy/Drama, Literary Adaptation
Runs Sep 06 - Nov 10, 2019
Big Fish
Musical
Runs Sep 29 - Nov 17, 2019
Grey House
New Work
Runs Oct 10 - Dec 01, 2019
Monty Python's Spamalot
Musical
Runs Aug 30 - 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.

Andares
Destinos, Drama
Runs Oct 23 - Oct 27, 2019
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

…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: Wicker Park/Bucktown

Located just northwest of downtown, the easily-accessible Wicker Park/Bucktown area is a creative hub for many theatre companies as well as restaurants, bars, and shopping. Get out into the neighborhoods and explore Chicago. Get out into the neighborhoods and explore Chicago. Find More Shows in this Area.

La Ofrenda
Children's/Family
Runs Oct 23 - Nov 22, 2019
The Silence in Harrow House: An Immersive Puppet Haunted House
Performance Art, Puppetry
Runs Sep 26 - Nov 09, 2019
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Hell Followed With Her
Drama, New Work
Runs Oct 07 - Nov 09, 2019
Hope: Part II of A Mexican Trilogy
Comedy/Drama, Destinos
Runs Sep 26 - 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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