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: 2094
  • Brooklyn Laundry
    Apr
    16
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Tue
    60077, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL, US
    Prices from $50
    Avg. price ~ $147
    42 tickets remaining!
    Tickets
  • The Music Man
    Apr
    17
    2024
    1:00 PM
    Wed
    60069, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire, IL, US
    Prices from $396
    Avg. price ~ $567
    15 tickets remaining!
    Tickets
  • Brooklyn Laundry
    Apr
    17
    2024
    1:00 PM
    Wed
    60077, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL, US
    Prices from $59
    Avg. price ~ $168
    24 tickets remaining!
    Tickets
  • Drunk Shakespeare
    Apr
    17
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Wed
    60601, 182 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $131
    Avg. price ~ $194
    16 tickets remaining!
    Tickets
  • Guys and Dolls
    Apr
    17
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Wed
    60181, 100 Drury Ln, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, US
    Prices from $148
    Avg. price ~ $333
    34 tickets remaining!
    Tickets
  • Jersey Boys
    Apr
    17
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Wed
    Mercury Theater - IL | Capacity: 290
    60613, 3745 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $67
    Avg. price ~ $127
    Available Tickets: 74
    Tickets
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
    Apr
    17
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Wed
    Auditorium Theatre - IL | Capacity: 3901
    60605, 50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $83
    Avg. price ~ $216
    Available Tickets: 179
    Tickets
  • Brooklyn Laundry
    Apr
    17
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Wed
    60077, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL, US
    Prices from $50
    Avg. price ~ $134
    Available Tickets: 61
    Tickets
  • Theater
    Apr
    17
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Wed
    60601, 170 North Dearborn St, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $46
    Avg. price ~ $219
    41 tickets remaining!
    Tickets
  • Blue Man Group
    Apr
    18
    2024
    2:00 PM
    Thu
    Briar Street Theatre | Capacity: 300
    60657, 3133 N Halsted, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $77
    Avg. price ~ $149
    Available Tickets: 221
    Tickets
  • Drunk Shakespeare
    Apr
    18
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Thu
    60601, 182 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $131
    Avg. price ~ $194
    16 tickets remaining!
    Tickets
  • Brooklyn Laundry
    Apr
    18
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Thu
    60077, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL, US
    Prices from $50
    Avg. price ~ $135
    Available Tickets: 67
    Tickets
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
    Apr
    18
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Thu
    Auditorium Theatre - IL | Capacity: 3901
    60605, 50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $70
    Avg. price ~ $206
    Available Tickets: 289
    Tickets
  • Theater
    Apr
    18
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Thu
    60601, 170 North Dearborn St, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $68
    Avg. price ~ $209
    48 tickets remaining!
    Tickets
  • Jersey Boys
    Apr
    18
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Thu
    Mercury Theater - IL | Capacity: 290
    60613, 3745 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $67
    Avg. price ~ $137
    Available Tickets: 60
    Tickets
  • The Music Man
    Apr
    18
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Thu
    60069, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire, IL, US
    Prices from $85
    Avg. price ~ $299
    Available Tickets: 51
    Tickets
  • Blue Man Group
    Apr
    18
    2024
    8:00 PM
    Thu
    Briar Street Theatre | Capacity: 300
    60657, 3133 N Halsted, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $63
    Avg. price ~ $140
    Available Tickets: 247
    Tickets
  • Theater
    Apr
    18
    2024
    8:00 PM
    Thu
    60137, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL, US
    Prices from $205
    Avg. price ~ $286
    15 tickets remaining!
    Tickets
  • Blue Man Group
    Apr
    19
    2024
    1:00 PM
    Fri
    Briar Street Theatre | Capacity: 300
    60657, 3133 N Halsted, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $77
    Avg. price ~ $148
    Available Tickets: 201
    Tickets
  • Blue Man Group
    Apr
    19
    2024
    4:00 PM
    Fri
    Briar Street Theatre | Capacity: 300
    60657, 3133 N Halsted, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $68
    Avg. price ~ $138
    Available Tickets: 279
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All Theater Shows

Brooklyn Laundry
Brooklyn Laundry
Upcoming Shows: 28
North Theatre At North Shore Center For The Performing Arts
Apr 16, 2024 7:30 PM
The Choir of Man
The Choir of Man
Upcoming Shows: 48
Apollo Theater Main Stage - Chicago
Apr 16, 2024 7:30 PM
The Music Man
The Music Man
Upcoming Shows: 54
Marriott Theatre
Apr 17, 2024 1:00 PM
Guys and Dolls
Guys and Dolls
Upcoming Shows: 58
Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace
Apr 17, 2024 7:00 PM
Drunk Shakespeare
Drunk Shakespeare
Upcoming Shows: 344
The Rose Theatre - Phoenix
Apr 17, 2024 7:00 PM
Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys
Upcoming Shows: 93
Mercury Theater - IL
Apr 17, 2024 7:30 PM
Joe Turner's Come And Gone
Joe Turner's Come And Gone
Upcoming Shows: 26
Albert Ivar Goodman Theatre
Apr 17, 2024 7:30 PM
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Upcoming Shows: 6
Auditorium Theatre - IL
Apr 17, 2024 7:30 PM
Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group
Upcoming Shows: 320
Briar Street Theatre
Apr 18, 2024 2:00 PM
Arsenic and Old Lace
Arsenic and Old Lace
Upcoming Shows: 3
McAninch Arts Center - Playhouse Theatre
Apr 18, 2024 8:00 PM
Purpose - Play
Purpose - Play
Upcoming Shows: 2
Steppenwolf Theatre
Apr 19, 2024 7:30 PM
Goldilocks and The Three Bears
Goldilocks and The Three Bears
Upcoming Shows: 4
Chicago Symphony Center
Apr 20, 2024 10:00 AM
Baby Wants Candy
Baby Wants Candy
Upcoming Shows: 24
Donny's Skybox Theatre at Second City - Chicago
Apr 20, 2024 7:00 PM
How I Learned What I Learned
How I Learned What I Learned
Upcoming Shows: 18
Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
Apr 20, 2024 7:30 PM
Ballet 5:8
Ballet 5:8
Upcoming Shows: 1
Harris Theater
Apr 20, 2024 7:30 PM
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Upcoming Shows: 32
Fisher Theatre - MI
Apr 23, 2024 7:30 PM
Judgment Day - Play
Judgment Day - Play
Upcoming Shows: 34
The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
Apr 23, 2024 7:30 PM
A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Upcoming Shows: 10
Lyric Opera House - IL
Apr 25, 2024 7:30 PM
Joffrey Ballet
Joffrey Ballet
Upcoming Shows: 12
Lyric Opera House - IL
Apr 25, 2024 7:30 PM
The Thanksgiving Play
The Thanksgiving Play
Upcoming Shows: 21
Ensemble Theater At Steppenwolf Theatre
Apr 26, 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.

List Of Theaters
Albert Ivar Goodman Theatre
location 60601, 170 North Dearborn St, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 26
Arie Crown Theater
location 60616, 2301 Lake Shore Dr At Mccormick Place, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 5
Athenaeum Theatre - IL
location 60657, 2936 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 8
Auditorium Theatre - IL
location 60605, 50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 33
Briar Street Theatre
location 60657, 3133 N Halsted, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 320
Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
location 60611, 175 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 43
Cadillac Palace
location 60602, 151 W Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 140
Center Theatre At North Shore Center For The Performing Arts
location 60077, 9501 North Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 40
Chicago Symphony Center
location 60604, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 55
CIBC Theatre
location 60603, 18 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 31
Copernicus Center
location 60630, 5216 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 10
Courtyard Theater at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
location 60611, 800 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 35
Des Plaines Theatre
location 60016, 1476 Miner St, Des Plaines, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 37
Donny's Skybox Theatre at Second City - Chicago
location 60614, 230 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 41
Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace
location 60181, 100 Drury Ln, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 154
Ensemble Theater At Steppenwolf Theatre
location 60614, 1650 North Halsted Street, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 21
Fisher Theatre - MI
location 48202, 3011w Grand Blvd #f100, Detroit, MI, US
Upcoming Events: 116
Genesee Theatre
location 60085, 203 N. Genesee St, Waukegan, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 16
Harris Theater
location 60601, 205 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 5
Lyric Opera House - IL
location 60606, 20 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 40
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