Chicago Theater

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.

Get your tickets now.

Find Theater & Performing Arts Organizations

in
1/

More Featured Stories

in from to
Items per page
1-25 of 169

Upcoming Chicago Events

Print Results
Export All
DATE VENUE TYPE ADDRESS
Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604

Theater & Performing Arts, Music & Comedy
2/23/2017
Chicago Children's Choir presents more than 3,000 In-School singers and the world-renowned Voice of Chicago in a Black History Month Concert Series, presented by Target on February 22 and 23.

Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604

Theater & Performing Arts
2/23/2017
The collaboration between Sergei Prokofiev and director Sergei Eisenstein was one of the most brilliant in 20th-century art. Riccardo Muti leads the CSO and Chicago Symphony Chorus in Prokofiev's music from Eisenstein's epic film Ivan the Terrible, the riveting story of a bloodthirsty tyrant, with narration by internationally renowned ... Read More

Hours:
  • 8 p.m.
Blue Man Group
3133 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60657

Theater & Performing Arts
2/23/2017
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

Civic Opera House
20 N. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60606
312-827-5600

Theater & Performing Arts
2/23/2017
Opera has plenty of femmes fatales, but there’s only one Carmen. Her allure proves spellbinding as she seduces a hapless corporal and then a dashing bullfighter. You’ll feel the heat as you’re captivated by Bizet’s bewitching melodies — the smoky Habanera, the playful Seguidilla, the provocative Gypsy Song. Every ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
2/23/2017
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

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

Theater & Performing Arts
2/23/2017
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

Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336

Theater & Performing Arts
2/23/2017
Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to conclude its Solo Celebration! Series with the Chicago premiere of John Walch’s savagely funny one-man show CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL, directed by Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and starring Will Allan. An inner tube, a bagel, a donut, a lifesaver, a holiday wreath, a ... Read More

Factory Theater
1623 W. Howard St.
Chicago, IL 60626
773-644-1380

Theater & Performing Arts
2/23/2017
Strawdog Theatre Company is proud to announce the second production in its 2016 - 2017 season, William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. Shakespeare’s Cymbeline has all the vicious insults, bloody blades, cross-dressed ladies and compromised bedchambers that has made the Bard famous. It is also a no-holds-barred epic, a dark fairy tale ... Read More

Redtwist Theatre
1044 Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660

Theater & Performing Arts
2/23/2017
With the American Dream seemingly in his grasp, Willy Loman refuses to admit his mistakes and balance the books in his heart. Redtwist’s uniquely intimate space fixes the microscope squarely into Willy’s soul as he fights for the dream while living a lie.

Pride Arts Center
4147 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613
872-588-5760

Theater & Performing Arts
2/23/2017
New American Folk Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of "Deep in the Heart of Tuna," the newest installment of the comedic ‘Tuna’ series, which has entertained audiences across the U.S for over 25 years. "Deep in the Heart of Tuna" is a "Best Of" Tuna show that follows the ... Read More

Steep Theatre
1115 W. Berwyn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
773-649-3186

Theater & Performing Arts
2/23/2017
Steep Theatre Company presents the U.S. premiere of Earthquakes in London. As global destruction approaches, the lives of a climate scientist and his three estranged daughters come crashing, unexpectedly back together. The wildly epic Earthquakes in London embodies the chaos of today's society, while reminding us that our very ... Read More

The Frontier
1106 W. Thorndale Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660
773-828-9129

Theater & Performing Arts
2/23/2017
AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 2016-17 season with ELEEMOSYNARY, Lee Blessing’s poignant portrait of three women. Sensitive and probing, ELEEMOSYNARY examines the subtle and often perilous relationship between three generations of remarkable women: the grandmother, Dorothea, who has sought to assert her independence through strong-willed eccentricity; ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts, Music & Comedy
2/23/2017
The Second City e.t.c.’s 41st revue, Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno, reminds us that as divided as the nation may be, there is still hilarity in our humanity. This exciting new cast illustrates that there is still plenty to laugh at in ourselves and though they may be ... Read More

Collaboraction
1579 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
312-226-9633

Theater & Performing Arts
2/23/2017
Gender parity within our theater community: Why should we care? How did we get here? What does it look and feel like in 2017? Collaboraction presents the world premiere of Gender Breakdown, a compilation theater piece devised in response to the lack of gender equality on and offstage. Eleven ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
2/23/2017
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

City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660

Theater & Performing Arts
2/23/2017
Babes With Blades Theatre Company and an all-female cast present Shakespeare’s tale of a newly-anointed ruler with a lot to atone for… and a lot to prove. Ascending the throne of England after the death of his father, young Henry V faces suspicion from within his country and pressure ... Read More

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

Theater & Performing Arts
2/23/2017
Take a walk down memory lane in this sexy, new musical revue I LEFT MY HEART: A SALUTE TO THE MUSIC OF TONY BENNETT. Called “the greatest singer in the world” by Frank Sinatra, the always charming, classy and debonair Tony Bennett crooned his way into the heart of ... Read More

Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336

Theater & Performing Arts
2/23/2017
Forum Productions presents this world premiere one-man show starring Steven Strafford. Jeremy, a biblical history professor, faced with crippling fear and guilt, is mourning the tragic loss of his brother. Struggling to make sense of the present, he reaches into the ancient past to find answers – and imagines ... Read More

Civic Opera House
20 N. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60606
312-827-5600

Theater & Performing Arts
2/23/2017
If you’re drawn to vocal acrobatics, Bellini’s Druid priestess Norma will thrill and astonish you. The absolute pinnacle for any prima donna with the technical prowess, sumptuous voice, and dramatic fire to master its perilous challenges, Norma stands as a crowning jewel of the bel canto repertoire. This timeless ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL 60602

Theater & Performing Arts, Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
2/23/2017
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) presents the fourth annual OnEdge, the experimental live performance series, February 23-March 25, 2017. The FREE admission series will feature Chicago and world premieres from national and international artists and companies at venues including the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. ... Read More

Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
312-335-1650

Theater & Performing Arts
2/23/2017
As Ed, a widower, prepares to celebrate Christmas, he calls his three grown sons back to the family home. Games are played, Chinese food is ordered, and brotherly pranks and trashtalk distract them from the ongoing issue that threatens to ruin the festivities: when personal identity is essential and ... Read More

The Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-935-6875

Theater & Performing Arts
2/23/2017
An unruly bunch of bright, funny boys in a British Grammar school are in pursuit of sex, sport, and a place at a good university - generally in that order. In all their efforts, they are helped and hindered, enlightened and bemused, by a maverick English teacher who seeks ... Read More

Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-327-5252

Theater & Performing Arts
2/23/2017
The thrilling, final collaboration by the creators of Cabaret, Chicago and Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Scottsboro Boys has been hailed as one of the most visionary and controversial musicals to grace the stages of Broadway and London. Nominated for 12 Tony Awards (including “Best Musical,” “Book of ... Read More

Apollo Theater
2540 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
773-935-6100

Theater & Performing Arts
2/23/2017
Celebrating first experiences, young Peter’s childhood adventures are told through shadow puppetry and movement for a visual feast in Emerald City Theatre’s 100th production! Enjoy the enchantment of a small child growing up in the big city experiencing a first snowfall, a first pet, and a first crush. Featuring ... Read More

Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-975-8150

Theater & Performing Arts
2/23/2017
Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to continue its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of Meg Miroshnik’s drama THE TALL GIRLS, an ensemble piece about five young women in the 1930s rural Midwest who discover a way to escape their crumbling town – by playing basketball. As Jean gets ... Read More

in from to
Items per page
1-25 of 169

Chicago Like a Local

Check out our daily blog to get a unique insider's perspective into the city and browse their picks for the top events of the week.
Read More

LOOKING FOR THE LATEST EVENTS?

Whether you want to discover new exhibits, check out a performance or join the crowds at Chicago events and festivals big and small, we’ve got the tools for you. Browse our calendar listings for fresh-to-the-minute options on things to see and do.
Book a Trip
Find Hotels In
Check In
Check Out
Rooms
Travelers
From
To
Depart
Return
Travelers
Flying From
Find Packages In
Check In
Check Out
Rooms
Travelers
From
To

Chicago Social

via twitter & facebook

Take the time to treat yourself with this five-star intinerary:
Read More
This summer, you won't want to miss Exhibitionism - The Rolling Stones. Tickets on sale tomorrow.
2 hours ago
Read More