Physical Theater Festival’s Opening Day Celebration
Nichols Park
1355 E. 53rd St.
Chicago, IL 60615
Children’s/Family, Outdoor, Physical Theater
Jul 13, 2024

Together with Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks, Physical Theater Festival is returning to our favorite park for an opening day celebration of the 11th edition of the festival. The day will feature free entertainment for all ages.


Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team, , featured on the NBC hit reality competition series “America’s Got Talent (season 8),” is a professional gymnastics troupe consisting of talented young men and boys from the Chicago area. Performances include amazing acrobatic stunts and tricks inside twirling jump ropes, catapulting off mini trampolines and thundering tumbling routines with impeccable timing.

Professional Ringling Brothers Circus Acrobatic Performer and Coach Tim Shaw has dedicated 20+ years to the inner city youth of Chicago. Through Tim’s positive impact, many young adults have not only turned their lives around in the process, but become professional polished gymnasts, entrepreneurs, business men and women,  and build beautiful families of their own.


Little Carl by Theater Y Youth Ensemble will perform excerpts from their show “Little Carl”, which will be played at Physical Theater Festival on July 16 & 17.

Open Day Celebration at Nichols Park is part of Physical Theater Festival an international, contemporary, visual and physical theater festival that happens in Chicago every year. In 2024 the festival will happen from July 13-21 .