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Author: Laura Nair

Laura is the marketing director of the League of Chicago Theatres. She loves to introduce visitors to all that Chicago has to offer, from the unique neighborhoods to delicious food to amazing people — and of course, Chicago's vibrant theatre community!

The League of Chicago Theatres supports, promotes, and advocates for Chicago theatre through initiatives such as Hot Tix and Chicago Theatre Week and by providing professional development programs for more than 1,000 theatre professionals every year. The League's 250 member theatres range in size from large commercial touring houses to tiny neighborhood storefront theatres, doing work that ranges from Broadway musicals to intimate dramas to new, experimental work. Follow the League on Twitter and Instagram.

With more than 250 theater companies, Chicago is known across the world for its large and vibrant theater scene. Add a theater performance (or two!) to your Chicago itinerary—plus, experience many shows on a budget with half-price theater tickets from Hot Tix! From Broadway musicals to intimate dramas to sidesplitting comedies, every night you can choose from dozens of shows—including these top plays and musicals with discount tickets during the month of October. Plus, scroll down for 3 theater picks to get you in the Halloween spirit!

With more than 250 theater companies, Chicago is known across the world for its large and vibrant theater community. Add a theater performance (or two!) to your Chicago itinerary—plus, experience many shows on a budget with half-price theater tickets from Hot Tix! From Broadway musicals to intimate dramas to sidesplitting comedies, every night you can choose from dozens of shows, including these top plays with discount tickets during the month of September:

With more than 250 theatre companies, Chicago is known across the world for its large and vibrant theatre community. Add a theatre performance (or two!) to your Chicago itinerary – plus, experience many shows on a budget with half-price theater tickets from Hot Tix! From Broadway musicals to intimate dramas to sidesplitting comedies, every night you can choose from dozens of shows – including these top plays with discount tickets during the month of August.

With more than 250 theatre companies, Chicago is known across the world for its large and vibrant theatre community. Add a theatre performance (or two!) to your Chicago itinerary – plus, experience many shows on a budget with half-price theater tickets from Hot Tix! From Broadway musicals to intimate dramas to sidesplitting comedies, every night you can choose from dozens of shows – including these top plays with discount tickets during the month of July. For more recommendations, send a tweet to @ChicagoPlays with the dates of your Chicago trip and the type of show you’re looking for!

With more than 250 theatre companies, Chicago is known across the world for its large and vibrant theatre community. Add a theatre performance (or two!) to your Chicago bucket list – plus, experience many shows on a budget with half-price theater tickets from Hot Tix! From Broadway musicals to intimate dramas to sidesplitting comedies, every night you can choose from dozens of shows – including these top plays with discount tickets during the month of June. For more recommendations, send a tweet to @ChicagoPlays with the dates of your Chicago trip and the type of show you’re looking for!

You have all heard of Hamilton and Aladdin, but with more than 250 theatre companies, Chicago's arts and culture scene is vast and vibrant. And you can experience many shows on a budget with half-price Chicago theater tickets from Hot Tix! From Broadway musicals to intimate dramas to sidesplitting comedies, every night you can choose from dozens of shows — including these top plays with discount tickets during the month of May.

Goodman Theatre presents King of the Yees

With more than 250 theatre companies, Chicago's arts and culture scene is not to be missed — and you can experience it on a budget with half-price theater tickets from Hot Tix! From Broadway musicals to intimate dramas to sidesplitting comedies, every night you can choose from dozens of shows — including these top plays with discount tickets during the month of April.

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