iO Theater

Upcoming Events

Revolver
Improv
Runs Sep 28, 2018Apr 26, 2019

Revolver, one of iO’s premier improv ensembles, performs every Friday night with a different opening team. Revolver cherishes performing iO’s signature form, the Harold. They had their iO …

The Improvised Shakespeare Co.
Improv
Runs Sep 28, 2018Sep 27, 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
Improv
Runs Sep 29, 2018Sep 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
Improv
Runs Sep 29, 2018Sep 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
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 …

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt
Improv
Runs Sep 30, 2018Apr 28, 2019

Sunday Funday with Cool Aunt is a unique and fun filled variety show hosted by veteran team, Cool Aunt. This high-energy variety show will be showcasing everything from …

FUDGE
Comedy
Runs Oct 02, 2018Apr 30, 2019

Four best buds having a fun-ass time. Every Tuesday, the boys of FUDGE converse with the audience and then create a night of hilarious improv inspired by your …

FELT
Improv
Runs Sep 26, 2018Sep 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
Improv
Runs Sep 26, 2018Oct 30, 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
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 …

Cagematch
Improv
Runs Sep 26, 2018Apr 24, 2019

The original Improv Cagematch returns to the iO stage with a new batch of teams hungry to claim the Cagematch Trophy. Each team will be given exactly 25 …

Meridian
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
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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