Chicago Theatre Week

Chicago Theatre Week is a celebration of Chicago’s world-class theatre scene. Presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago, Chicago Theatre Week is returning for its sixth year and will take place February 8-18, 2018. This February, visitors and residents will again have the opportunity to choose from more than 120 productions and sample the extraordinary range of theatrical offerings in Chicago.

February 8 – 18, 2018
$15 and $30 tickets (or less!)

At these special prices, tickets - which go on sale January 9 - will go fast. Subscribe to the Theatre Week email newsletter, or follow @ChicagoPlays on Twitter, for updates and announcements!

Remember, with over 250 professional theatre companies in Chicago and great deals at Hot Tix, there’s no need to wait until February to begin your theatre adventures! Chicago theatres are a vital part of the neighborhood landscape year-round, offering top-notch musicals, new works, classics, and more – housed in spaces ranging from renowned downtown theatres to the unique, raw, and intimate settings of Chicago’s storefront stages.


Theatre Week Sponsors


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*as of December 7, 2017; subject to change

  • 16th Street Theater
  • Accidental Shakespeare Theatre Company
  • The Actors Gymnasium
  • Adventure Stage Chicago
  • Aguijon Theater
  • American Blues Theater
  • American Theater Company
  • The Annoyance
  • Apollo Theater
  • Athenaeum Theatre
  • Auditorium Theatre
  • Babes with Blades
  • Barrel of Monkeys
  • Beverly Theatre Guild
  • Black Ensemble Theater
  • Briar Street Theatre
  • Broadway In Chicago
  • Brown Paper Box Co.
  • Buffalo Theatre Ensemble
  • Chicago Children's Theatre
  • Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble
  • Chicago Musical Theatre Festival
  • Chicago Opera Theater
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater
  • Citadel Theatre
  • City Lit Theater Company
  • The Comrades
  • Court Theatre
  • Dance Chicago
  • Definition Theatre Company
  • Drury Lane Theatre
  • The Edge Theater
  • Emerald City Theatre
  • Filament Theatre
  • First Folio Theatre
  • Goodman Theatre
  • Greenhouse Theater Center
  • Highland Park Players
  • Jackalope Theatre
  • Joffrey Ballet
  • Lifeline Theatre
  • Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • MadKap Productions/Skokie Theatre
  • MCA Stage
  • McAninch Arts Center
  • Mercury Theater Chicago
  • Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
  • North Central College
  • Northlight Theatre
  • Nuns4Fun
  • Paramount Theatre
  • Porchlight Music Theatre
  • Pride Films and Plays
  • Promethean Theatre Ensemble
  • Raven Theatre
  • Red Tape Theatre
  • Rembrandt Chamber Players
  • The Revival
  • Rivendell Theatre
  • Royal George Theatre Center
  • Ruth Page Center for the Arts
  • Saint Sebastian Players
  • Saltbox Theatre Collective
  • The Second City
  • Shattered Globe Theatre
  • ShawChicago Theater Company
  • Stage 773
  • Steep Theatre
  • Steppenwolf Theatre
  • Strawdog Theatre Company
  • Studebaker Theater
  • Theater Wit
  • Theatre Above the Law
  • The Theatre School at DePaul University
  • TimeLine Theatre
  • Trap Door Theatre
  • Victory Gardens Theater
  • WildClaw Theatre Company
  • Windy City Playhouse
  • The Wirtz Center at Northwestern University
  • Writers Theatre
  • …and more!


How do I take part in Chicago Theatre Week?
Attend a show! CTW specially-priced tickets will go on sale at 10:00am CST Tuesday, January 9, 2018. There will be limited quantities available, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase tickets early. All participating shows and Theatre Week offer details will be listed on the Theatre Week website,, when tickets go on sale.

Which theatres are involved?
128 productions participated in Chicago Theatre Week in 2017. Participating theatres range from downtown venues to the suburbs, comedies, dramas, musicals, family theatre, and more. Chicago Theatre Week participants are members of the League of Chicago Theatres. For a list of League members, visit and choose About Us > Member List.

Do tickets need to be purchased in advance?
It is highly recommended that patrons purchase their Theatre Week tickets in advance – $15 or $30 tickets for CTW performances taking place February 8-18, 2018 will go on sale at 10:00am CST Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Tickets are first come, first served. Please be aware that some shows will sell out quickly, but with plenty of show options, it is a great opportunity to see something new!

I would like to visit Chicago for Chicago Theatre Week. Where should I stay?
There will be special Chicago Theatre Week hotel room rates available. Details will be posted on when available.

Chicago Theatre Week 2018 Email Sign-up

Hot Tix 2017


“It’s the best thing to happen in Chicago!”

“It makes me feel SO GOOD to know that I live in a city that celebrates, elevates, and participates in theatre to such an incredible degree.”

“Theatre Week has sparked my interest in theater. I want to go more often.”

“I wouldn’t have seen this play otherwise, but I’m glad I did.”

“We had a great experience from ticketing to the theater to the show.”


For Theatre Week Information
Laura Nair, League of Chicago Theatres
For Media/Press Inquiries
Cathy Taylor, Cathy Taylor Public Relations