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.


*as of December 3, 2018; subject to change

  • 16th Street Theater
  • About Face Theatre
  • Adventure Stage Chicago
  • The Actors Gymnasium
  • American Blues Theater
  • The Artistic Home
  • Barrel of Monkeys
  • Beverly Theatre Guild
  • Broadway In Chicago
  • Broken Nose Theatre
  • Buffalo Theatre Ensemble
  • Chicago Children's Theatre
  • Chicago Heights Drama Group
  • Chicago Musical Theatre Festival
  • Chicago Opera Theater
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Citadel Theatre
  • City Lit Theatre Company
  • The Comrades
  • Court Theatre
  • The Cuckoo's Theater Project
  • The Den Theatre
  • Drury Lane Theatre
  • The Factory Theatre
  • Filament Theatre Ensemble
  • First Floor Theater
  • First Folio Theatre
  • Greenhouse Theater Center
  • Goodman Theatre
  • Harold Washington Cultural Center
  • Haven Theatre Company
  • The House Theatre of Chicago
  • The Impostors Theatre Company
  • James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts
  • Jedlicka Performing Arts Center
  • The Joffrey Ballet
  • Lifeline Theatre
  • Links Hall
  • Lookingglass Theatre
  • Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • MadKap Productions
  • McAninch Arts Center
  • Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
  • The Neo-Futurists
  • Newhart Family Theatre (LUC)
  • Northlight Theatre
  • Nothing Without A Company
  • Nuns 4 Fun Entertainment
  • Paramount Theatre
  • Piven Theatre Workshop
  • The Plagiarists
  • Porchlight Music Theatre
  • Pride Films and Plays
  • Promethean Theatre Ensemble
  • Raven Theatre Company
  • A Red Orchid Theatre
  • (re)discover theatre
  • Red Tape Theatre
  • Rembrandt Chamber Musicians
  • Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
  • Rivendell Theatre
  • Royal George Theatre
  • Saint Sebastian Players
  • The Second City
  • Shattered Globe Theatre
  • ShawChicago
  • Skokie Park District Devonshire Playhouse
  • Stage 773
  • Steep Theatre
  • Steppenwolf Theatre
  • Strawdog Theatre Company
  • Theatre Above The Law
  • The Theatre School at DePaul University
  • Theater Wit
  • TimeLine Theatre
  • The Vertical Sideshow
  • Victory Gardens Theater
  • Windy City Playhouse
  • The Wirtz Center at Northwestern University
  • Writers Theatre


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,, 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

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 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 or check out these 10 hot shows to see in Chicago this month.


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“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