THEATER & PERFORMING ARTS

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 signing lessons. Even our blue men have style that's uniquely Chicago.

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JOFFREY BALLET

A major international dance company, Chicago’s Joffrey is “America’s Ballet Company of Firsts.”

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DANCE IN CHICAGO

Every major city seems to have a great dance troupe. Chicago has some of the nation's finest and welcomes companies from around the world.

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COURT THEATRE

Classic works and timeless themes from a theater that has gained a national reputation for excellence and innovation.

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