Save the date for a week of discounted tickets to some of Chicago’s best shows. Chicago Theatre Week, presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago, will be back for its seventh year from Feb. 7 – 17, 2019.
What is Chicago Theatre Week?
The annual event celebrates the city’s vibrant theatre scene and helps make the theatrical arts more accessible for all audiences. Each year, there are over 100 productions throughout the city offering tickets for $15 or $30 (or less!).
The week allows both visitors and residents to sample the extraordinary range of theatre productions in Chicago, from big Broadway in Chicago shows to cutting-edge storefront productions.
When do tickets go on sale?
Tickets for Chicago Theatre Week 2019 go on sale at 10 a.m. CST on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Tickets are first come, first served. It’s a good idea to grab Theatre Week tickets in advance, because many shows sell out quickly. But don’t worry — there are plenty to choose from.
The full line-up of shows participating in Chicago Theatre Week will be available in January. In 2018, there were 115 productions, including comedies, dramas, musicals, family theatre, and more.
This year's line-up is sure to put a spotlight on stages large and small. In previous years, venues have included Tony Award-winning stages, comedy clubs, the downtown Theater District, suburban theatres, and everywhere in between.
What about the rest of the year?
Theatre plays an essential role in Chicago's cultural fabric all year long. On any given night, there are at least 100 shows playing at more than 200 theatres throughout the city.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently designated 2019 as the Year of Chicago Theatre. The city-wide initiative will showcase the city’s many stages and performers through events, grants, programs, pop-up performances and more.
Can’t wait till February? Check out HotTix.org for half-price tickets to more than 200 Chicago theatres year round.