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Get ready to journey through fairytale wonderlands, discover dazzling sights and sounds, soak up thought-provoking story lines, and even laugh ‘til it hurts. On any given day — or night — in Chicago's 200+ theaters, you can find everything from Broadway world premieres to edgy original plays.

Beyond theater we have renowned dance companies whose skill and creativity will leave you breathless. Our symphony is a musical force of over 100 musicians, and our opera will make you want to take up singing lessons. Even our "blue men" have style that's uniquely Chicago.

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The Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E. Randolph Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
312-551-1415

Theater & Performing Arts, Music & Comedy
4/24/2017
Two celebrated interpreters of Mozart and Haydn join forces for a Classical-era orchestral program. Discover why the Chicago Sun-Times calls British pianist Imogen Cooper and conductor Jane Glover “a heavenly match.”

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Theater & Performing Arts
4/24/2017
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' Theater and Dance Residencies give emerging and established performing artists the opportunity to test-drive new work in a public setting. Each residency is tailored to the needs of the artist or company and their project and takes place in the ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago
IL

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
4/24/2017
Celebrate our city's dance scene during the fifth annual Chicago Dance Month! Highlighting Chicago's vibrant dance scene, Chicago Dance Month features discounted or free events, classes, and performances all over Chicago. Photos courtesy of Audience Architects

Theater & Performing Arts
4/24/2017
The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), in collaboration with Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago and Trinity Irish Dance Company, spotlights Chicago’s exceptionally diverse percussive dance community with the third annual citywide STOMPING GROUNDS, a series of free community ... Read More

The Neo-Futurist Theater
5153 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Theater & Performing Arts
4/24/2017
Get out of the house and enjoy the outside world again after a long Chicago winter at Barrel of Monkeys’ newest revue, featuring stories written by Chicago Public School students and adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members. Clever and funny – touching and ... Read More

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Theater & Performing Arts
4/25/2017
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' Theater and Dance Residencies give emerging and established performing artists the opportunity to test-drive new work in a public setting. Each residency is tailored to the needs of the artist or company and their project and takes place in the ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago
IL

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
4/25/2017
Celebrate our city's dance scene during the fifth annual Chicago Dance Month! Highlighting Chicago's vibrant dance scene, Chicago Dance Month features discounted or free events, classes, and performances all over Chicago. Photos courtesy of Audience Architects

Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
800-775-2000

Theater & Performing Arts
4/25/2017
Aladdin, adapted from the Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, ... Read More

The PrivateBank Theatre
18 W. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603
312-977-1700

Theater & Performing Arts
4/25/2017
Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the ... Read More

Theater & Performing Arts
4/25/2017
The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), in collaboration with Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago and Trinity Irish Dance Company, spotlights Chicago’s exceptionally diverse percussive dance community with the third annual citywide STOMPING GROUNDS, a series of free community ... Read More

The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614
312-664-4032

Theater & Performing Arts, Music & Comedy
4/25/2017
The Winner...of Our Discontent asks if it’s broken, should we fix it? No matter the answer, this cast will have you cracking up and splitting your sides. The country’s premier sketch comedy troupe delivers a post-election shot in the arm that’ll heal you with big laughs. So whether you ... Read More

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E. Congress Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60605

Theater & Performing Arts
4/26/2017
For its annual spring engagement, The Joffrey Ballet presents Global Visionaries, a program of three contemporary ballets including a world premiere by Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman, the Chicago Premiere of The Miraculous Mandarin by San Francisco Ballet Resident Choreographer Yuri Possokhov, created specifically for The Joffrey Ballet, plus the ... Read More

Blue Man Group
3133 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60657

Theater & Performing Arts
4/26/2017
Experience a multi-sensory show that fuses theatrical spectacle and original music with comedy, art, vaudeville and science! The thrilling show is loved by all ages and its open run has just been kicked up another notch with new material, playing off technology with tablet computers of their own, "GiPads." ... Read More

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Theater & Performing Arts
4/26/2017
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' Theater and Dance Residencies give emerging and established performing artists the opportunity to test-drive new work in a public setting. Each residency is tailored to the needs of the artist or company and their project and takes place in the ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago
IL

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
4/26/2017
Celebrate our city's dance scene during the fifth annual Chicago Dance Month! Highlighting Chicago's vibrant dance scene, Chicago Dance Month features discounted or free events, classes, and performances all over Chicago. Photos courtesy of Audience Architects

Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
800-775-2000

Theater & Performing Arts
4/26/2017
Aladdin, adapted from the Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, ... Read More

The PrivateBank Theatre
18 W. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603
312-977-1700

Theater & Performing Arts
4/26/2017
Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the ... Read More

Mercury Theater Chicago
3745 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
773-325-1700

Theater & Performing Arts
4/26/2017
Disney’s MARY POPPINS is a Supercalifragilistic hit! Combining the best of the original stories by P. L. Travers and the beloved Walt Disney film, the Tony Award-winning MARY POPPINS is everything you'd hope for in a Broadway musical—and like nothing you'd ever expect. Get swept up in tunes like ... Read More

Theater & Performing Arts
4/26/2017
The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), in collaboration with Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago and Trinity Irish Dance Company, spotlights Chicago’s exceptionally diverse percussive dance community with the third annual citywide STOMPING GROUNDS, a series of free community ... Read More

The Second City
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614
312-664-4032

Theater & Performing Arts, Music & Comedy
4/26/2017
The Winner...of Our Discontent asks if it’s broken, should we fix it? No matter the answer, this cast will have you cracking up and splitting your sides. The country’s premier sketch comedy troupe delivers a post-election shot in the arm that’ll heal you with big laughs. So whether you ... Read More

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E. Congress Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60605

Theater & Performing Arts
4/27/2017
For its annual spring engagement, The Joffrey Ballet presents Global Visionaries, a program of three contemporary ballets including a world premiere by Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman, the Chicago Premiere of The Miraculous Mandarin by San Francisco Ballet Resident Choreographer Yuri Possokhov, created specifically for The Joffrey Ballet, plus the ... Read More

Blue Man Group
3133 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60657

Theater & Performing Arts
4/27/2017
Experience a multi-sensory show that fuses theatrical spectacle and original music with comedy, art, vaudeville and science! The thrilling show is loved by all ages and its open run has just been kicked up another notch with new material, playing off technology with tablet computers of their own, "GiPads." ... Read More

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Theater & Performing Arts
4/27/2017
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' Theater and Dance Residencies give emerging and established performing artists the opportunity to test-drive new work in a public setting. Each residency is tailored to the needs of the artist or company and their project and takes place in the ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago
IL

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
4/27/2017
Celebrate our city's dance scene during the fifth annual Chicago Dance Month! Highlighting Chicago's vibrant dance scene, Chicago Dance Month features discounted or free events, classes, and performances all over Chicago. Photos courtesy of Audience Architects

Uptown Underground
4707 N. Broadway Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Theater & Performing Arts
4/27/2017
The Chicago Magic Lounge is your new home for close-up magic in the Windy City. They perform magic table-side, at the bar, and on the stage. Come back every week for a fully immersive, interactive, and unique theatrical experience. Also, check into their late-night 10 p.m. shows. Thursdays they ... Read More

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