Chicago Theater

Discover Chicago’s Premier Concert and Theatre Performances: Your Ultimate Guide in the City.
Chicago is one of the country’s best scenes for theater shows and live music events. Immerse yourself in Chicago’s vibrant music and theatre scene, where diverse performances await. There’s something for everyone, from bustling stadium concerts and shows to cozy local theatre productions. Our comprehensive guide provides essential details on Chicago’s top entertainment venues. Find your favorite Broadway shows, plays, musicals, operas, ballets, Cirque Du Soleil, family shows, comedy shows, or concerts, and buy verified theater tickets at the lowest price. Stay informed about the latest events this season, explore detailed seating charts, and find venue locations quickly to plan your perfect cultural outing. Experience the best of Chicago’s entertainment landscape!

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Upcoming Shows: 1415
  • Beehive
    Jul
    20
    2024
    8:00 PM
    Sat
    60069, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire, IL, US
    Prices from $97
    Avg. price ~ $129
    Available Tickets: 72
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  • Blue Man Group
    Jul
    20
    2024
    8:00 PM
    Sat
    Briar Street Theatre | Capacity: 300
    60657, 3133 N Halsted, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $89
    Avg. price ~ $134
    40 tickets remaining!
    Tickets
  • Theater
    Jul
    21
    2024
    10:00 AM
    Sun
    Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
    60069, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire, IL, US
    Prices from $43
    Avg. price ~ $57
    12 tickets remaining!
    Tickets
  • Beehive
    Jul
    21
    2024
    1:00 PM
    Sun
    60069, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire, IL, US
    Prices from $97
    Avg. price ~ $129
    Available Tickets: 64
    Tickets
  • Theater
    Jul
    21
    2024
    1:00 PM
    Sun
    60611, 175 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $102
    Avg. price ~ $197
    Available Tickets: 90
    Tickets
  • Jersey Boys
    Jul
    21
    2024
    2:00 PM
    Sun
    Mercury Theater - IL | Capacity: 290
    60613, 3745 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $72
    Avg. price ~ $115
    34 tickets remaining!
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  • Blue Man Group
    Jul
    21
    2024
    2:00 PM
    Sun
    Briar Street Theatre | Capacity: 300
    60657, 3133 N Halsted, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $81
    Avg. price ~ $134
    Available Tickets: 114
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  • Ain't Misbehavin'
    Jul
    21
    2024
    2:00 PM
    Sun
    60181, 100 Drury Ln, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, US
    Prices from $45
    Avg. price ~ $60
    2 tickets remaining!
    Tickets
  • Theater
    Jul
    21
    2024
    2:30 PM
    Sun
    60077, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL, US
    Prices from $77
    Avg. price ~ $180
    18 tickets remaining!
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  • Beehive
    Jul
    21
    2024
    5:00 PM
    Sun
    60069, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire, IL, US
    Prices from $84
    Avg. price ~ $112
    Available Tickets: 71
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  • Blue Man Group
    Jul
    21
    2024
    5:00 PM
    Sun
    Briar Street Theatre | Capacity: 300
    60657, 3133 N Halsted, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $95
    Avg. price ~ $125
    6 tickets remaining!
    Tickets
  • Theater
    Jul
    21
    2024
    6:00 PM
    Sun
    60611, 175 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $64
    Avg. price ~ $152
    Available Tickets: 97
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  • Drunk Shakespeare
    Jul
    22
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Mon
    60601, 182 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $229
    Avg. price ~ $363
    12 tickets remaining!
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  • Theater
    Jul
    22
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Mon
    60607, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $60
    Avg. price ~ $97
    22 tickets remaining!
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  • Blue Man Group
    Jul
    22
    2024
    8:00 PM
    Mon
    Briar Street Theatre | Capacity: 300
    60657, 3133 N Halsted, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $95
    Avg. price ~ $322
    22 tickets remaining!
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  • Lord Of The Rings
    Jul
    23
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Tue
    60611, 800 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $68
    Avg. price ~ $314
    16 tickets remaining!
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  • Drunk Shakespeare
    Jul
    23
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Tue
    60601, 182 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $229
    Avg. price ~ $363
    12 tickets remaining!
    Tickets
  • Theater
    Jul
    23
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Tue
    60611, 175 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $64
    Avg. price ~ $209
    Available Tickets: 130
    Tickets
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
    Jul
    23
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Tue
    60601, 170 North Dearborn St, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $444
    Avg. price ~ $623
    12 tickets remaining!
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  • Blue Man Group
    Jul
    23
    2024
    8:00 PM
    Tue
    Briar Street Theatre | Capacity: 300
    60657, 3133 N Halsted, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $81
    Avg. price ~ $153
    Available Tickets: 144
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All Theater Shows

Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group
Upcoming Shows: 202
Blue Man Theater at The Luxor Hotel
Jul 20, 2024 8:00 PM
Beehive
Beehive
Upcoming Shows: 26
Marriott Theatre
Jul 20, 2024 8:00 PM
Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus
Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus
Upcoming Shows: 14
Marriott Theatre
Jul 21, 2024 10:00 AM
SAVOR After Hours
SAVOR After Hours
Upcoming Shows: 34
Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
Jul 21, 2024 1:00 PM
Evil Dead - The Musical
Evil Dead - The Musical
Upcoming Shows: 1
Studio Theatre at James Lumber Center
Jul 21, 2024 2:00 PM
Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys
Upcoming Shows: 1
Mercury Theater - IL
Jul 21, 2024 2:00 PM
Ain't Misbehavin'
Ain't Misbehavin'
Upcoming Shows: 33
Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace
Jul 21, 2024 2:00 PM
2 Pianos 4 Hands
2 Pianos 4 Hands
Upcoming Shows: 20
North Theatre At North Shore Center For The Performing Arts
Jul 21, 2024 2:30 PM
Drunk Shakespeare
Drunk Shakespeare
Upcoming Shows: 218
The Rose Theatre - Phoenix
Jul 22, 2024 7:00 PM
Maui The Writer
Maui The Writer
Upcoming Shows: 1
City Winery - Chicago
Jul 22, 2024 7:30 PM
Lord Of The Rings
Lord Of The Rings
Upcoming Shows: 47
The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
Jul 23, 2024 7:00 PM
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Upcoming Shows: 16
Albert Ivar Goodman Theatre
Jul 23, 2024 7:30 PM
Million Dollar Quartet
Million Dollar Quartet
Upcoming Shows: 9
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
Jul 25, 2024 7:30 PM
Miss Elli's Feelin' Groovy Kids Brunch
Miss Elli's Feelin' Groovy Kids Brunch
Upcoming Shows: 1
City Winery - Chicago
Jul 27, 2024 11:00 AM
Shrek The Musical
Shrek The Musical
Upcoming Shows: 7
Fisher Theatre - MI
Aug 2, 2024 7:30 PM
Carousel
Carousel
Upcoming Shows: 11
Center Theatre At North Shore Center For The Performing Arts
Aug 8, 2024 2:00 PM
Dance For Life Chicago
Dance For Life Chicago
Upcoming Shows: 1
Auditorium Theatre - IL
Aug 10, 2024 6:00 PM
Back To The Future - Theatrical Production
Back To The Future - Theatrical Production
Upcoming Shows: 24
Winter Garden Theatre - New York
Aug 13, 2024 7:00 PM
Sapphira Cristal
Sapphira Cristal
Upcoming Shows: 1
House Of Blues - Chicago
Aug 15, 2024 7:00 PM
Matthew Polenzani
Matthew Polenzani
Upcoming Shows: 1
Martin Theater At Ravinia
Aug 20, 2024 7:30 PM
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Chicago Theatre Guide

Chicago’s Premier Theater Offerings: A Curated Guide


Chicago’s theater scene is a dynamic tapestry woven with creativity, drama, and unbridled talent, offering an eclectic mix of performances that cater to every taste. From the mesmerizing beats of live music to the classic charm of Shakespearean drama, the Windy City’s stages are alive with action. Here, we present a handpicked selection of the finest theater shows gracing Chicago, each promising an unforgettable experience.

Must-See Musicals and Vibrant Performances:

  • Blue Man Group: A sensory overload of music, comedy, and multimedia theatrics.
  • In The Heights: A heartwarming tale set to the rhythm of hip-hop and salsa.
  • Beehive: A musical journey through the 1960s, celebrating female empowerment.
  • Drunk Shakespeare: A unique twist on classic plays, performed with a tipsy flair.
  • Shrek The Musical: A fairy-tale adventure brought to life with humor and heart.

Chicago is home to over 200 small theater companies, such as A Red Orchid Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Redtwist Theater, Trap Door Theatre, The Conspirators, and TUTA Theatre. Some have performance venues, while others perform in untraditional spaces such as storefronts, bars, studios, or black box theatres around Chicago.

Many of Chicago’s larger theaters, both profit and non-profit, originate or try out shows for Broadway. Touring productions also visit the city regularly, mainly playing at the big theaters in the Chicago Theatre District in the Loop.

Following the tradition of The Second City and Steppenwolf, many of these companies, including American Blues Theater, Stage Left Theatre, The Factory Theater, Organic Theater Company, Strawdog Theatre Company, and Lifeline Theatre, are ensemble-based. An ensemble-based company comprises a group of artists (actors, directors, designers, playwrights, etc.) who work collaboratively to create each production.

Chicago theater has a long record of introducing new plays and playwrights. Many of the theaters in Chicago have new play workshop programs to cultivate work from current playwrights. Chicago Dramatists, begun by a group of ex-students of a playwriting workshop at Victory Gardens Theater, has an ongoing program of developing new writers, most notably Rebecca Gilman. Wikipedia.

Chicago Theatre Reviews

List Of Theaters
Albert Ivar Goodman Theatre
location 60601, 170 North Dearborn St, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 45
Athenaeum Theatre - IL
location 60657, 2936 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 14
Auditorium Theatre - IL
location 60605, 50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 27
Briar Street Theatre
location 60657, 3133 N Halsted, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 202
Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
location 60611, 175 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 34
Cadillac Palace
location 60602, 151 W Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 115
Center Theatre At North Shore Center For The Performing Arts
location 60077, 9501 North Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 49
CIBC Theatre
location 60603, 18 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 10
City Winery - Chicago
location 60607, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 88
Copernicus Center
location 60630, 5216 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 13
Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace
location 60181, 100 Drury Ln, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 66
Fisher Theatre - MI
location 48202, 3011w Grand Blvd #f100, Detroit, MI, US
Upcoming Events: 146
Genesee Theatre
location 60085, 203 N. Genesee St, Waukegan, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 26
Harris Theater
location 60601, 205 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 1
House Of Blues - Chicago
location 60654, 329 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 61
Lyric Opera House - IL
location 60606, 20 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 62
Marriott Theatre
location 60069, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 215
Mercury Theater - IL
location 60613, 3745 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 1
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
location 60005, 111 W. Campbell Street, Arlington Heights, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 15
Nederlander Theatre at Ford Center for the Performing Arts
location 60601, 24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 164
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