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Art, Theater & Architecture Events

Prepare to be amazed at all there is to offer with Chicago’s art, theater and architecture scene.

Discover dazzling sights and sounds in Chicago’s 200+ theaters, celebrate the visual arts community and explore over 150 buildings with behind-the-scenes tours in Chicago. Are you excited yet? On any given day — or night, you can find everything from Broadway world premieres to edgy original plays at theaters in Chicago. And on the event side, the annual Chicago Theatre Week is the perfect time to experience all the story lines and laughs of the city’s world-class theatre scene.

All sorts of art and culture festivals and programs dot the calendar too, from larger platforms like Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago International Film Festival and Chicago Ideas Week to lesser-known treasures like the Chicago One-Minute Play Festival and Pivot Arts Festival. Also proud to call Chicago home, Louder Than a Bomb, the largest youth poetry festival in the world, and Printers Row Lit Fest, the Midwest’s largest outdoor literary festival.

Beyond theater, Chicago prides itself on showcasing its beautiful architecture which is often seen during Open House Chicago hosted by The Chicago Architecture Foundation.  Other highlights for architecture buffs are the Historic Pullman House Tour and Frank Lloyd Wright Housewalk.