Join the League



Thanks for your interest in becoming a member of the League of Chicago Theatres. The League of Chicago Theatres has proudly served the Chicago theatre community for more than 37 years through programs and services that directly impact our member theatres. Our members range from intimate storefronts to major cultural centers with multi-million dollar productions and locations as far west as Aurora and as far north as Lake Forest. We are an alliance that advocates for and promotes Chicago's theatre industry locally, nationally and internationally. It is our mission to provide the support and leadership to help our theatres thrive. Your membership helps make our community strong. As a collective, we leverage our strength to build partnerships that help develop and engage audiences. The League is its members. They drive the programs and initiatives that make the organization one of the most successful and innovative theatre collectives in the country. This is a great time for you to make a difference in the community and to let the League make a difference for your company.

The League serves many functions for the theatre community, including:

AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT
From the inception of Hot Tix to the creation of more recent programs like Theater Thursdays and Chicago Theatre Week, audience development has always been a priority of the League. Through collaborative programs and initiatives, the League is dedicated to building new theatre-going audiences and bringing them to your theatre.
Programs:
• Hot Tix, half-price ticket program
• Cooperative Advertising
• Play Money gift certificates
• Theater Thursdays
• Chicago Theatre Week

COMMUNICATION AND COMMUNITY
Being a member of the League of Chicago Theatres positions your company alongside 200 other Chicago area theatres of all sizes and types. You are a part of the rich history and tradition of producing theatre in Chicago. The League is committed to being a central information knowledgebase for the community, serving a communication role, advocating, making connections and leveraging the strength of the community for the benefit of everyone.
Programs and services:
• Advocacy
• Broadcast Email
• Opening Night Calendar
• SpaceFinder Chicago

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Chicago theatre community is made up of theatres of all sizes, but many are emerging companies that struggle to address the challenges of growth and development. The League is dedicated to serving the community through free professional development workshops and events on a variety of topics to bring the community together and help every member theatre grow and achieve their own vision and goals as a company.
Programs:
• Workshops
• Managing Director and Marketing Roundtables
• PAV Grant Fund
• Intern Networking Events
• Chicago Theatre Retreat Cottage
• Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theater Award

Become a member of the League of Chicago Theatres and gain access to the many valuable benefits!

 

Download the Membership Application and Instructions (pdf)

For additional information about membership, contact Ben Thiem, Director of Member Services, at 312-554-9800 or Ben [at] chicagoplays.com.