Live theatre is back, and there’s no better time to experience it than Chicago Theatre Week. This highly anticipated event, now in its 10th year, offers theatre-goers a chance to catch shows all around Chicago for a steep discount — just $15 or $30 a ticket.
This year’s event runs from Feb. 17 – 27, 2022, featuring exciting productions that represent the extraordinary range of the city’s theatre scene. Need help narrowing it down? Check out some of our must-see shows for Chicago Theatre Week 2022 and get your tickets today. All events are subject to change.
Broadway in Chicago
Come From Away at Cadillac Palace Theatre
This uplifting tale of strangers coming together in unprecedented times has resonated with audiences across North America. Based on a remarkable true story, this new musical depicts the days after Sept. 11, 2001 when thousands of plane passengers were stranded in a small Newfoundland town.
The Simon & Garfunkel Story at CIBC Theatre
After a sold out run in London’s West End, The Simon & Garfunkel Story comes to Chicago with a full band playing all the greatest hits that have made Simon & Garfunkel one of the most successful folk-rock duos of all time.
The Play That Goes Wrong at Broadway Playhouse
Nothing goes right during this smash comedy hit — and that’s the point. This madcap murder mystery will keep you guessing, and laughing, the entire time.
Gem of the Ocean at Goodman Theatre
This award-winning theatre presents a major revival on the same stage where it originally premiered. Set in 1904 Pittsburgh, the show explores themes of freedom, self, and the African American experience in the twentieth century.
Sons of Hollywood at Windy City Playhouse
Don’t miss a new immersive play from this cutting-edge local theatre. This world-premiere takes viewers back to the time of Old Hollywood, and all the drama of the era.
The Moors at A Red Orchid Theatre
Set on the wild and desolate moors, this family drama is mixed with savage comedy and loosely based on the story of the Brontë sisters.
When There Are Nine at Pride Arts Center
This world premiere production follows the imagined final days of Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she reflects on her most influential cases and how she impacted the LGBTQ community.
La gran tirana (Descarga dramática) at Aguijon Theater
Back by popular demand, this inspiring musical is here for an exclusive run during Chicago Theatre Week. The show follows the journey of an immigrant woman as she tries to transcend her every day through song.
Blues in the Night by Porchlight Music Theatre
Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre kicks off their new season with this Tony-nominated musical. Set in Chicago, the show features the music of Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Ida Cox, and more.
Women of Soul at Mercury Theater Chicago
Celebrate the most powerful women of soul with this musical masterpiece, honoring diva’s like Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Janet Jackson, and more. The powerhouse vocals are guaranteed to blow audiences away.
Comedy and improv
ComedySportz at The Den Theatre
Get competitive at this comedic battle of wits, where two teams of improvisers go head to head — and the audience decides the winner.
Together at Last at The Second City
This iconic comedy club is celebrating the return of live shows with their all-new medley of improv and sketches that laugh at the absurdity of our new normal.
Drunk Shakespeare at the Lion Theatre
It’s Shakespeare’s classic works like you’ve never seen them before. Set in a hidden speakeasy behind the Chicago Theatre, the show promises a night of hilarity and lots of drinks.