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!)

See below for the participating shows and Theatre Week offer details! At these special prices, tickets - which are on sale now - will go fast. Share a photo of your Theatre Week experience on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #CTW19 for a chance to win! Find full contest details here.

Remember, with awe-inspiring theatre happening year-round and half-price deals at Hot Tix, there’s no need to limit your theatre adventures to February! 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.

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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.”


    How do I take part in Chicago Theatre Week?
    Attend a show! CTW specially-priced tickets are on sale now. There are limited quantities available for some shows, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase tickets early. All participating shows and Theatre Week offer details are listed on the main Theatre Week website:

    Which theatres are involved?
    Over 120 productions are participating in Chicago Theatre Week 2019. 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 all 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 are on sale now. 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.


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