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: 1640
  • Six The Musical
    Jun
    16
    2024
    1:00 PM
    Sun
    60601, 24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $63
    Avg. price ~ $167
    Available Tickets: 473
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  • Blue Man Group
    Jun
    16
    2024
    1:00 PM
    Sun
    Briar Street Theatre | Capacity: 300
    60657, 3133 N Halsted, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $81
    Avg. price ~ $132
    Available Tickets: 153
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  • The Kite Runner
    Jun
    16
    2024
    2:00 PM
    Sun
    The Kite Runner
    CIBC Theatre | Capacity: 1800
    60603, 18 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $8
    Avg. price ~ $174
    Available Tickets: 817
    Tickets
  • Jersey Boys
    Jun
    16
    2024
    2:00 PM
    Sun
    Mercury Theater - IL | Capacity: 290
    60613, 3745 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $72
    Avg. price ~ $129
    Available Tickets: 73
    Tickets
  • Blue Man Group
    Jun
    16
    2024
    4:00 PM
    Sun
    Briar Street Theatre | Capacity: 300
    60657, 3133 N Halsted, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $85
    Avg. price ~ $126
    Available Tickets: 212
    Tickets
  • The Kite Runner
    Jun
    16
    2024
    6:30 PM
    Sun
    The Kite Runner
    CIBC Theatre | Capacity: 1800
    60603, 18 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $7
    Avg. price ~ $128
    Available Tickets: 334
    Tickets
  • Drunk Shakespeare
    Jun
    18
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Tue
    60601, 182 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $229
    Avg. price ~ $363
    12 tickets remaining!
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  • Six The Musical
    Jun
    18
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Tue
    60601, 24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $64
    Avg. price ~ $214
    Available Tickets: 120
    Tickets
  • The Kite Runner
    Jun
    18
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Tue
    The Kite Runner
    CIBC Theatre | Capacity: 1800
    60603, 18 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $53
    Avg. price ~ $186
    Available Tickets: 561
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  • Theater
    Jun
    18
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Tue
    Puppeteers For Fears - Cthulhu: The Musical!
    60607, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $44
    Avg. price ~ $141
    24 tickets remaining!
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  • Six The Musical
    Jun
    19
    2024
    1:00 PM
    Wed
    60601, 24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $64
    Avg. price ~ $208
    Available Tickets: 95
    Tickets
  • The Kite Runner
    Jun
    19
    2024
    2:00 PM
    Wed
    The Kite Runner
    CIBC Theatre | Capacity: 1800
    60603, 18 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $30
    Avg. price ~ $187
    Available Tickets: 392
    Tickets
  • Drunk Shakespeare
    Jun
    19
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Wed
    60601, 182 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $131
    Avg. price ~ $194
    16 tickets remaining!
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  • Six The Musical
    Jun
    19
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Wed
    60601, 24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $56
    Avg. price ~ $174
    Available Tickets: 462
    Tickets
  • Jersey Boys
    Jun
    19
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Wed
    Mercury Theater - IL | Capacity: 290
    60613, 3745 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $67
    Avg. price ~ $132
    Available Tickets: 99
    Tickets
  • The Kite Runner
    Jun
    19
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Wed
    The Kite Runner
    CIBC Theatre | Capacity: 1800
    60603, 18 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $50
    Avg. price ~ $172
    Available Tickets: 519
    Tickets
  • Beehive
    Jun
    19
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Wed
    60069, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire, IL, US
    Prices from $86
    Avg. price ~ $300
    39 tickets remaining!
    Tickets
  • Six The Musical
    Jun
    20
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Thu
    60601, 24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $63
    Avg. price ~ $187
    Available Tickets: 525
    Tickets
  • Drunk Shakespeare
    Jun
    20
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Thu
    60601, 182 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $65
    Avg. price ~ $142
    20 tickets remaining!
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  • Theater
    Jun
    20
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Thu
    Ravinia Pavilion | Capacity: 3400
    60035, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park, IL, US
    Prices from $43
    Avg. price ~ $70
    28 tickets remaining!
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All Theater Shows

Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group
Upcoming Shows: 242
Briar Street Theatre
Jun 16, 2024 1:00 PM
Six The Musical
Six The Musical
Upcoming Shows: 33
Nederlander Theatre at Ford Center for the Performing Arts
Jun 16, 2024 1:00 PM
Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys
Upcoming Shows: 36
Mercury Theater - IL
Jun 16, 2024 2:00 PM
The Kite Runner - Theatrical Production
The Kite Runner - Theatrical Production
Upcoming Shows: 10
CIBC Theatre
Jun 16, 2024 2:00 PM
Drunk Shakespeare
Drunk Shakespeare
Upcoming Shows: 270
The Ruby Theatre - NY
Jun 18, 2024 7:00 PM
Cthulhu: The Musical!
Cthulhu: The Musical!
Upcoming Shows: 1
City Winery - Chicago
Jun 18, 2024 7:30 PM
Beehive
Beehive
Upcoming Shows: 62
Marriott Theatre
Jun 19, 2024 7:30 PM
Ruth Page Civic Ballet
Ruth Page Civic Ballet
Upcoming Shows: 2
Ravinia Pavilion
Jun 20, 2024 7:30 PM
Baby Wants Candy
Baby Wants Candy
Upcoming Shows: 4
Donny's Skybox Theatre at Second City - Chicago
Jun 22, 2024 7:00 PM
Miss Elli's Feelin' Groovy Kids Brunch
Miss Elli's Feelin' Groovy Kids Brunch
Upcoming Shows: 2
City Winery - Chicago
Jun 23, 2024 11:00 AM
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Upcoming Shows: 42
Albert Ivar Goodman Theatre
Jun 25, 2024 7:30 PM
Ain't Misbehavin'
Ain't Misbehavin'
Upcoming Shows: 63
Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace
Jun 26, 2024 1:30 PM
Little Bear Ridge Road
Little Bear Ridge Road
Upcoming Shows: 22
Steppenwolf Theatre
Jun 26, 2024 7:30 PM
Marty Big Dog Mercer
Marty Big Dog Mercer
Upcoming Shows: 1
Buddy Guys Legends
Jun 30, 2024 9:00 PM
2 Pianos 4 Hands
2 Pianos 4 Hands
Upcoming Shows: 33
North Theatre At North Shore Center For The Performing Arts
Jul 5, 2024 7:30 PM
SAVOR After Hours
SAVOR After Hours
Upcoming Shows: 47
Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
Jul 9, 2024 7:00 PM
Million Dollar Quartet
Million Dollar Quartet
Upcoming Shows: 18
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
Jul 11, 2024 7:30 PM
Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus
Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus
Upcoming Shows: 21
Marriott Theatre
Jul 12, 2024 10:00 AM
Evil Dead - The Musical
Evil Dead - The Musical
Upcoming Shows: 7
Studio Theatre at James Lumber Center
Jul 12, 2024 7:30 PM
The Diary Of Black Men
The Diary Of Black Men
Upcoming Shows: 2
The Chicago Theatre
Jul 12, 2024 8:00 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: 42
Athenaeum Theatre - IL
location 60657, 2936 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 7
Auditorium Theatre - IL
location 60605, 50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 18
Briar Street Theatre
location 60657, 3133 N Halsted, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 242
Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
location 60611, 175 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 47
Buddy Guys Legends
location 60605, 754 S Wabash, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 6
Cadillac Palace
location 60602, 151 W Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 108
Center Theatre At North Shore Center For The Performing Arts
location 60077, 9501 North Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 52
CIBC Theatre
location 60603, 18 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 20
City Winery - Chicago
location 60607, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 111
Copernicus Center
location 60630, 5216 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 12
Donny's Skybox Theatre at Second City - Chicago
location 60614, 230 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 19
Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace
location 60181, 100 Drury Ln, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 96
Fisher Theatre - MI
location 48202, 3011w Grand Blvd #f100, Detroit, MI, US
Upcoming Events: 121
Genesee Theatre
location 60085, 203 N. Genesee St, Waukegan, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 15
House Of Blues - Chicago
location 60654, 329 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 56
Lyric Opera House - IL
location 60606, 20 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 41
Marriott Theatre
location 60069, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 256
Mercury Theater - IL
location 60613, 3745 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 36
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
location 60005, 111 W. Campbell Street, Arlington Heights, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 18
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