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Chicago Theatre Week

From joy to heartache and every feeling in between, Chicago theatre tells stories that evoke big emotions. Stories that take risks, inspire awe, ask tough questions – and dare audiences to do the same. From musicals to plays to comedy, theatre is for everyone in Chicago. Chicago Theatre Week is a celebration of the stories we share.

Presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago, Chicago Theatre Week is returning for its seventh year and will take place February 7-17, 2019. This February, visitors and residents will again have the opportunity to choose from more than 100 productions and sample the extraordinary range of theatrical offerings in Chicago.

February 7 – 17, 2019
$15 and $30 tickets (or less!)

At these special prices, tickets - which go on sale January 8 - will go fast. Subscribe to the Theatre Week email newsletter, or follow @ChicagoPlays on Twitter, for updates and announcements!

Remember, with awe-inspiring theatre happening year-round and half-price deals at Hot Tix, there’s no need to wait until February to begin your theatre adventures! Home to a community of creators, risk-takers, and big hearts, Chicago theatre is a hotbed for exciting new work. The spirit of Chicago theatre is found throughout our neighborhoods, from downtown venues to behind the storefronts, in a diverse collection of over 200 dynamic theatres. Theatre is where Chicago bares its fearless soul.

FAQ

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 8, 2019. There will be limited quantities available for some shows, 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, ChicagoTheatreWeek.com, when tickets go on sale.

Which theatres are involved?
115 productions participated in Chicago Theatre Week in 2018. 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 ChicagoPlays.com.

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 7-17, 2019 will go on sale at 10:00am CST Tuesday, January 8, 2019. 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!

What if I will not be in Chicago during Theatre Week?
Don’t worry – there is amazing theatre happening year-round in Chicago, and HotTix.org always has an impressive list of half-price deals for the current week as well as future performances. Learn more about Chicago theatres and shows at ChicagoPlays.com or check out these 10 hot shows to see in Chicago this month.

PRESENTING SPONSORS

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Chicago Theatre Week 2018 Email Sign-up

Hot Tix 2017

FROM CTW PATRONS

“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.”

CONTACTS

For Theatre Week Information
Laura Nair, League of Chicago Theatres
312.554.9800
 
For Media/Press Inquiries
Cathy Taylor, Cathy Taylor Public Relations
773.564.9564