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: 1771
  • The Music Man
    May
    29
    2024
    1:00 PM
    Wed
    60069, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire, IL, US
    Prices from $88
    Avg. price ~ $218
    Available Tickets: 75
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  • Blue Man Group
    May
    29
    2024
    2:00 PM
    Wed
    Briar Street Theatre | Capacity: 300
    60657, 3133 N Halsted, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $63
    Avg. price ~ $127
    Available Tickets: 228
    Tickets
  • Death Becomes Her
    May
    29
    2024
    2:00 PM
    Wed
    Cadillac Palace | Capacity: 2344
    60602, 151 W Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $50
    Avg. price ~ $136
    Available Tickets: 540
    Tickets
  • Jersey Boys
    May
    29
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Wed
    Mercury Theater - IL | Capacity: 290
    60613, 3745 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $67
    Avg. price ~ $136
    Available Tickets: 59
    Tickets
  • Death Becomes Her
    May
    29
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Wed
    Cadillac Palace | Capacity: 2344
    60602, 151 W Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $55
    Avg. price ~ $160
    Available Tickets: 395
    Tickets
  • Blue Man Group
    May
    29
    2024
    8:00 PM
    Wed
    Briar Street Theatre | Capacity: 300
    60657, 3133 N Halsted, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $85
    Avg. price ~ $124
    Available Tickets: 208
    Tickets
  • The Music Man
    May
    30
    2024
    1:00 PM
    Thu
    60069, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire, IL, US
    Prices from $88
    Avg. price ~ $152
    Available Tickets: 81
    Tickets
  • Drunk Shakespeare
    May
    30
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Thu
    60601, 182 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $229
    Avg. price ~ $363
    12 tickets remaining!
    Tickets
  • Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue
    May
    30
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Thu
    60611, 175 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $36
    Avg. price ~ $160
    Available Tickets: 199
    Tickets
  • Guys and Dolls
    May
    30
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Thu
    60181, 100 Drury Ln, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, US
    Prices from $124
    Avg. price ~ $474
    16 tickets remaining!
    Tickets
  • English - Play
    May
    30
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Thu
    60601, 170 North Dearborn St, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $229
    Avg. price ~ $353
    13 tickets remaining!
    Tickets
  • Jersey Boys
    May
    30
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Thu
    Mercury Theater - IL | Capacity: 290
    60613, 3745 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $67
    Avg. price ~ $142
    Available Tickets: 89
    Tickets
  • Death Becomes Her
    May
    30
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Thu
    Cadillac Palace | Capacity: 2344
    60602, 151 W Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $60
    Avg. price ~ $187
    Available Tickets: 638
    Tickets
  • The Music Man
    May
    30
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Thu
    60069, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire, IL, US
    Prices from $86
    Avg. price ~ $233
    Available Tickets: 61
    Tickets
  • Theater
    May
    30
    2024
    8:00 PM
    Thu
    60614, 2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $64
    Avg. price ~ $85
    6 tickets remaining!
    Tickets
  • Blue Man Group
    May
    30
    2024
    8:00 PM
    Thu
    Briar Street Theatre | Capacity: 300
    60657, 3133 N Halsted, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $63
    Avg. price ~ $138
    Available Tickets: 316
    Tickets
  • Into The Earth With You
    May
    30
    2024
    8:00 PM
    Thu
    60137, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL, US
    Prices from $62
    Avg. price ~ $170
    35 tickets remaining!
    Tickets
  • Guys and Dolls
    May
    31
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Fri
    60181, 100 Drury Ln, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, US
    Prices from $131
    Avg. price ~ $428
    22 tickets remaining!
    Tickets
  • Drunk Shakespeare
    May
    31
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Fri
    60601, 182 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $229
    Avg. price ~ $363
    12 tickets remaining!
    Tickets
  • English - Play
    May
    31
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Fri
    60601, 170 North Dearborn St, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $229
    Avg. price ~ $353
    13 tickets remaining!
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All Theater Shows

The Music Man
The Music Man
Upcoming Shows: 7
Marriott Theatre
May 29, 2024 1:00 PM
Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group
Upcoming Shows: 264
Briar Street Theatre
May 29, 2024 2:00 PM
Death Becomes Her
Death Becomes Her
Upcoming Shows: 7
Cadillac Palace
May 29, 2024 2:00 PM
Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys
Upcoming Shows: 53
Mercury Theater - IL
May 29, 2024 7:30 PM
Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue
Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue
Upcoming Shows: 10
Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
May 30, 2024 7:00 PM
Drunk Shakespeare
Drunk Shakespeare
Upcoming Shows: 296
The Lion Theatre - Chicago
May 30, 2024 7:00 PM
Guys and Dolls
Guys and Dolls
Upcoming Shows: 6
Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace
May 30, 2024 7:00 PM
English - Play
English - Play
Upcoming Shows: 12
Owen Bruner Goodman Theatre
May 30, 2024 7:30 PM
Warm on the Coolin Board
Warm on the Coolin Board
Upcoming Shows: 1
Greenhouse Theater Center
May 30, 2024 8:00 PM
Into The Earth With You
Into The Earth With You
Upcoming Shows: 4
McAninch Arts Center - Playhouse Theatre
May 30, 2024 8:00 PM
Last Stop on Market Street
Last Stop on Market Street
Upcoming Shows: 2
Greenhouse Theater Center
Jun 1, 2024 11:00 AM
Baby Wants Candy
Baby Wants Candy
Upcoming Shows: 10
Donny's Skybox Theatre at Second City - Chicago
Jun 1, 2024 7:00 PM
All My Sons
All My Sons
Upcoming Shows: 2
Greenhouse Theater Center
Jun 1, 2024 7:30 PM
Six The Musical
Six The Musical
Upcoming Shows: 48
Lena Horne Theatre
Jun 4, 2024 7:00 PM
The Kite Runner - Theatrical Production
The Kite Runner - Theatrical Production
Upcoming Shows: 17
CIBC Theatre
Jun 11, 2024 7:30 PM
Band Geeks
Band Geeks
Upcoming Shows: 1
Copernicus Center
Jun 13, 2024 7:30 PM
Little Bear Ridge Road
Little Bear Ridge Road
Upcoming Shows: 31
Steppenwolf Theatre
Jun 13, 2024 7:30 PM
Blippi Live
Blippi Live
Upcoming Shows: 2
Rosemont Theatre
Jun 15, 2024 1:00 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
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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: 9
Briar Street Theatre
location 60657, 3133 N Halsted, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 264
Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
location 60611, 175 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 57
Buddy Guys Legends
location 60605, 754 S Wabash, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 19
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: 45
CIBC Theatre
location 60603, 18 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 27
City Winery - Chicago
location 60607, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 108
Copernicus Center
location 60630, 5216 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 14
Donny's Skybox Theatre at Second City - Chicago
location 60614, 230 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 34
Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace
location 60181, 100 Drury Ln, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 102
Fisher Theatre - MI
location 48202, 3011w Grand Blvd #f100, Detroit, MI, US
Upcoming Events: 113
Genesee Theatre
location 60085, 203 N. Genesee St, Waukegan, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 14
Greenhouse Theater Center
location 60614, 2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 5
House Of Blues - Chicago
location 60654, 329 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 48
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: 257
McAninch Arts Center - Playhouse Theatre
location 60137, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 4
Mercury Theater - IL
location 60613, 3745 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL, US
Upcoming Events: 53
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