iO Theater

Upcoming Events

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 …

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 …

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 …

Student Graduation Shows
Improv
Runs Sep 30, 2018Sep 29, 2019

Every 8 weeks, students graduating from our Training Center perform a unique long-form piece with their graduating class in a 7 week run!

Deep Schwa
Comedy, Improv
Runs Sep 30, 2018Sep 29, 2019

Deep Schwa, one iO’s most veteran ensembles, has been delighting audiences on Sunday nights for over 13 years. The perform every Sunday night with a different opening team …

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 …

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 Late 90’s
Comedy, Improv
Runs Sep 26, 2018Sep 25, 2019

Join The Late 90’s every Wednesday as they perform alongside two hilarious groups. The team welcomes friends from the independent improv scene, an iO Harold Team performing the …

Meridian
Comedy, Improv
Runs Sep 27, 2018Sep 26, 2019

Meridian, one of iO’s best and most popular Harold teams, plays every Thursday night featuring a different opening team at iO Chicago.

The Scene
Comedy, Improv
Runs Sep 27, 2018Sep 26, 2019

In The Scene, five veteran improvisers come together as one common mind – the Director. The Director’s mission is to explore the possibilities inherent in an initial improvised …

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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