iO Theater

Upcoming Events

FELT
Comedy, Improv
Runs Sep 26, 2018Dec 25, 2019

Felt is a completely improvised show with an added touch of fun due to the fact its cast is not human. This unique, unpredictable, and fun cast has …

Virgin Daiquiri
Comedy, Improv
Runs Sep 26, 2018Dec 25, 2019

Every Wednesday night iO offers a FREE night of comedy featuring the all-female team, Virgin Daiquiri, and a different opening team every week that performs iO’s signature piece, …

The Improvised Shakespeare Co.
Comedy, Improv
Runs Sep 28, 2018Dec 28, 2019

The Improvised Shakespeare Company® is one of the funniest and most critically-acclaimed improv troupes in the world. It has been performing its unique show to sold out audiences …

The Deltones
Comedy, Improv
Runs Sep 29, 2018Dec 28, 2019

The Deltones is an ensemble made up of members of some of iO’s premier ensembles, that performs a completely improvised musical. The Deltones perform every Saturday night with …

Whirled News Tonight
Comedy, Improv
Runs Sep 29, 2018Dec 28, 2019

Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of …

The Armando Diaz Experience
Comedy, Improv
Runs Jun 03Dec 30, 2019

Chicago’s longest running improvised comedy show, “The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience Movement & Hootenanny”, aka, “The Armando Diaz Experience”, is a two-act “long-form” improvised show in which a …

1501 N. Kingsbury Ave
Chicago 60642
312-929-2401
Chicago’s historic comedy epicentre. Widely considered to be the premier venue for long-form improvisational performances and classes, the iO Theater (formerly known as the ImprovOlympic Theater) was founded in 1981 by Charna Halpern and the late great improvisational teacher and director, Del Close.
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