Discover Chicago Theatre
Discover Chicago Theatre

Discover Chicago Theatre

Chicago has a vibrant theatre scene that invites visitors to surround themselves with live performances. From Comedy to Cabaret, with over 200 theaters in Chicago, there’s a seat waiting for you.

Explore for a complete listing of performances, show descriptions, reviews, and ticket information to help you enjoy everything Chicago theatre has to offer.


The Winner… of Our Discontent

Now Playing through September 29, 2017
  • Location: The Second City in Old Town
  • Tickets: $19-$46
The Second City’s latest revue The Winner… of Our Discontent asks if it’s broken, should we fix it? Chicago’s premier sketch comedy troupe finds big laughs in the country’s collective disappointment and fears. If you’re scared for the future of America, guess what? So are we! From pot smoking moms to Russians targeting Altoona, Iowa to a few suburban dads who are sure they have it all figured out, this show sifts through all of the divisiveness to find a winner. (Spoiler: It’s the Cubs and that’s it.)

The Wiz

March 25 – June 8, 2017
  • Location: Emerald City Theatre at the Apollo Theater in Lincoln Park
  • Tickets: Start at $19
Ideal for ages 5-12. Your family will “Ease on down the road” with the music you know and love in this adaptation of The Wiz, based on the classic tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and popularized by the 1978 film of the same name. Culminating Emerald City Theatre’s 20th Season, fans of all ages will follow Dorothy’s exploration of love, home, and family through a magical musical mixture of rock, gospel, and soul in a fantastical Chicago setting.


Disney's Aladdin

Now Playing through September 10, 2017
  • Location: Cadillac Palace Theatre in the Loop
  • Tickets: Start at $42
From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” Aladdin features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music. Recommended for ages 6 and up.


Shakespeare In Love

April 15 – June 11, 2017
  • Location: Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier
  • Tickets: Start at $48
Young playwright Will Shakespeare is stuck. He is overdue in finishing his latest play—a half-baked mess of a comedy called Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter. Then, he finds his muse in Viola de Lesseps.


May 11 – June 11, 2017
  • Location: Court Theatre in Hyde Park
  • Tickets: Start at $38
Starring Tim Kane and directed by Devon de Mayo, Harvey is a celebrated classic and Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy. Elwood P. Dowd is a pleasant man with a unique friend, Harvey—who happens to be an invisible, six-foot, three-inch tall rabbit. Elwood embraces Harvey in his life and introduces him to everyone he meets, thoroughly embarrassing his social-climbing sister, Veta. Questioning his sanity, she decides to have him committed to a sanitarium, but nothing goes quite according to plan. The search is on for the mild-mannered Elwood and his unseen companion.



May 19 – June 18, 2017
  • Location: Goodman Theatre in the Loop
  • Tickets: Start at $20
A Golden Globe Award winner and Emmy nominee for the TV mini-series Hemingway, Stacy Keach reprises his tour de force characterization in Jim McGrath’s riveting new look at the American novelist, short story writer and journalist—and Oak Park, IL native. Basking in the glory of career-defining awards—the 1953 Pulitzer Prize and the coveted Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954—legendary writer Ernest Hemingway insists his best work is yet to come. Five years later, holed up in a Spanish hotel with a looming deadline, he struggles to knock out a story about the rivalrous matadors of Pamplona. But his real battles lie outside the bullfighting arena; in declining health, consumed by the end of his fourth marriage and tormented by the specter of past glories, he must now conquer the deepening despair that threatens to engulf him.


On Sale through January 7, 2018
  • Location: The Private Bank Theatre in the Loop
  • Tickets: Start at $65
Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now.


Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King & I

June 14 – July 9, 2017
  • Location: Oriental Theatre in the Loop
  • Tickets: Start at $24
One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as "Getting To Know You," "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Hello Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance" and "Something Wonderful."

An American In Paris

July 25 – August 13, 2017
  • Location: Oriental Theatre in the Loop
  • Tickets: TBA
The new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award®-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season!




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