Promise To Play

1. Promise To Play

Complete the form below and promise to see a show during the Year of Chicago Theatre. (Be sure to scroll down to find out how to enter to win the GRAND PRIZE! The deadline to enter is Sunday, November 3, 2019.)

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. From joy to heartache and every feeling in between, 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! The October prize package is as follows:

A winner will be chosen monthly. One entry per person. Valid email address required.

Congratulations to our Promise To Play winners so far: Angel C. (June), Grace C. (July), Madi S. (August), and Corinne H. (September)!

NOTE: If you don’t see the form below, click here!

2. Share Your Theatre-Going Experience

Now it’s time to see a show! You can browse current and upcoming shows on this site, view our Summer Theatre Guide, or check out half-price theatre deals at Hot Tix.

When you see a show, post a photo of your theatre experience on Instagram with the hashtag #PromiseToPlay (public account required) or email your photo to yearofchicagotheatre@chicagoplays.com no later than November 3, 2019 and you will be entered for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE, two tickets to a show a month in 2020*! One entry per person.

Grand Prize Details:

January 2020 – Dance Nation, Steppenwolf Theatre
February 2020 – Top Girls, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
March 2020 – Middle Passage, Lifeline Theatre
April 2020 – Dhaba on Devon Avenue, Victory Gardens Theater
May 2020 – The Dream King, Teatro Vista
June 2020 – 42nd Street, Lyric Opera of Chicago
July 2020 – The Outsiders, Goodman Theatre
August 2020 – American Idiot, American Blues Theater
September 2020 – Destinos, CLATA
October 2020 – Disney’s Frozen, Broadway In Chicago
November 2020 – Blue Man Group, Briar Street Theatre
December 2020 – The Nutcracker, Joffrey Ballet

*Subject to change. Some restrictions may apply.


Be sure to also check out the Edgewater/Andersonville Theatre District’s Year of Chicago Theatre pledge!

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