W Belmont Ave & N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
October is the BTD Month of Theater, in Chicago’s largest theater district!
Join us in October for a host of special programming, ticket discounts, free theater workshops, artist meet-n-greets, backstage tours and MORE. There is no better time to go to the theater! Events being added daily – check back to this Event Page for up-to-the-minute updates.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar: • Celebrate Annoyance’s 30th Anniversary in October with FREE TICKETS to Annoyance’s landmark improv show Trigger Happy, with special appearance & book signing of his seminal works Improvise: Scene and Behind the Scenes: Improvising Long Form by author, award-winning director and Annoyance co-founder Mick Napier.
• FREE TICKETS! Thursday 10/12 (8pm). Advance booking required at TheAnnoyance.com with code: BTDTH
PLEASE NOTE: You are welcome to as many complimentary tickets as you like, but Annoyance’s box office system only registers discounts 1 ticket at a time. So to book multiple comp tickets, please register each attendee one at a time – OK to use the same contact info for all tickets. If you need any clarification on this, please don’t hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org !
Blue Man Group: Celebrate the BTD Month of Theater EVERY THURSDAY at Blue Man Group, with 35% off all Thursday shows in October — with exclusive surprise and delights for attendees to the 20th Anniversary Show on Thu Oct 12th. Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an outrageous, multi-sensory experience you’ll never forget. Blue Man Group – enemy of monotony, remedy for boredom, promoter of overjoy and elation. DARE TO LIVE IN FULL COLOR.
• 35% OFF TICKETS! All Thursdays in October (8pm). Book your discounted tickets at the Blue Man Group Box Office or via the box office at 773 348 4000, being sure to mention code: BTD35.
ComedySportz FREE improv workshop & discounted entry to CSz’s famous improv match show on Thursday, October 19. Hone your improv skills at the FREE 7pm Workshop prior to the 8pm Show!
• TICKETS ONLY $15 (25% savings!). Thursdays & Fridays (8pm), Saturdays (6pm, 8pm & 10pm). For full show details and to book your discounted tickets, go to CSZChicago.com, being sure to use code: BELMONT.
Laugh Factory: FREE ENTRY to all weekday shows in October. The World Famous Laugh Factory showcases the hottest stand-up comics in Chicago along with comedy legends you know and love! 2 drink minimum required (water & soft drinks count!) but if you don’t have at least 2 drinks of something during a night of Chicago’s best standup comedy, YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG.
• FREE TICKETS. All weekdays in October. full run of shows is available at LaughFactory.com/Clubs/Chicago. This offer is only available for walk-ups – no advance booking available, so be sure to mention the BTD to the doorperson on the night for your Free Entry.
MCL Chicago – Chicago’s only theater specializing in musical improv – is offering discounted tickets and VIP seating to BTD fans for their hilarious tribute to your 4 favorite girls Picture It! A Gold Girls Musical and Gotcha Covered All-Stars, back for the most competitive All-Star season yet, where you pick your favorite vocalist!
PICTURE IT! A GOLDEN GIRLS MUSICAL is a hilarious musical tribute to your four favorite girls. When Dorothy Zbornak is left by her husband Stan for a blonde flight attendant, she is forced to reckon both with being alone and having to support herself. With the help of her two best friends, sex-obsessed southern belle Blanche Devereaux and idiot Minnesotan Rose Nylund, and her mother, cranky Sicilian Sophia Petrillo, she sets off to find the perfect job. But when Rose reveals a secretive mob past, Dorothy’s plans spin out of control. Will she be able to make a decent living? Will she even make it through alive? Will there be enough cheesecake for everyone???
• TICKETS ONLY $18 (15% savings!). Friday 10/6 & Saturday 10/7 (8pm). For show info and to book your discounted tickets, go to MCL Chicago Box Office using online discount code: BTDOCT.
GOTCHA COVERED ALL-STARS is back for its most competitive season yet! Four all-star contestants, 1 from each season, return to MCL Chicago’s stage to determine who the best Gotcha Covered Vocalist is to date. There are only two performances. Don’t miss your chance to vote for your favorite Vocalist! It’s like “The Voice,” but you are the judges!
• TICKETS ONLY $17 (15% savings!). Saturday 10/14 & 10/21 (8pm). For show info and to book your discounted tickets, go to MCL Chicago Box Office with online discount code: BTDOCT.
Theater Wit opens its doors to BTD Fans with their wildly popular Backstage Tour and Q&A with Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler, along with a tasty seasonal beverage!
• FREE ENTRY, Monday 10/23 (7pm). Advance booking is required, and space is limited. To reserve your place, RSVP to OpenHouse@TheaterWit.org NOTE: This event has been moved to the 23rd, from the original date of the 16th.
Join TimeLine Theatre Company & members of their creative team for a pre-show Pizza Party & Drinks Reception and $12.50 discounted entry, before the Tuesday, October 24th 8pm performance of In The Next Room, or the vibrator play, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and an intimate and humorous story of self-discovery, equality and the vital nature of human connection.
• TICKETS ONLY $12.50. Tuesday 10/24 (6.45pm – Pizza Party; 8pm – Show) 8pm). Tickets available at TimeLineTheatre.com, with code BTDPIZZA. PLEASE NOTE: This show plays at Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave.
The Casting Auction is offering 2 FREE tickets ($150 value) to their annual Casting Party on November 3, where roles are selected for their 2018 Production at Stage 773. Includes an open bar, all-you-can-eat buffet, live entertainment, a DJ, dance floor, and being front and center for the action as theater lovers and amateur performers vie for the best roles, and celebrate their love of theater. Who knows, by the end of the night you may purchase a role in this year’s show! The Casting Auction is Chicago’s most popular onstage experience for amateur theater lovers to be part of a professional Chicago theater production.
• (2) FREE TICKETS ($150 value!). Friday 11/3. Enter your chance to win by signing up to TCA’s mailing list at CastingAuction.com!
Join in on VAUDEZILLA! Burlesque Cabaret’s Boa & Tiaras Costume Night, with VIP access, preferred seating and gift bags for those in costume. VAUDEZILLA! Burlesque Cabaret is Chicago’s top rated burlesque show, with a diverse cast of one-of-a-kind burlesque, drag, and aerial acts ranging from classic Vegas-style showgirls to cutting-edge, gender-non-conforming performance artists, and everything in between.
• TICKETS ONLY $15 (25% savings). Saturdays in October (10.30pm). Book your discounted tickets and get full show details at Stage 773 Box Office, with code: BTD.
Discounted tickets & drink deals at BTD Theaters for the month of October
Kokandy Productions offers $10 off tickets to Bonnie & Clyde – The Musical, running until Oct 15th. Don’t miss the Chicago premiere of Bonnie & Clyde with book by Ivan Menchel, music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black. With a score of blues, gospel, and rockabilly, the musical captures the real-life exploits of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the ill-fated lovers and outlaws whose story has been infamous since they achieved folk hero status at the height of the Great Depression. Those years in America were uniquely dramatic, creating In a 21st Century now saturated with reality television and internet stars, we reflect on the quintessential American desire for fame, fortune, and love – and a brave new reality of survival at all costs.
• $10 OFF ALL OCTOBER SHOWS! Thursdays & Fridays (8pm), Saturdays (3pm & 8pm), Sundays (3pm) – until 10/15. Details and show info at Theater Wit Box Office. and be sure to use code: BonnieBTD.
• Buy any drink at the Music Box Lounge & Garden throughout October and get a second drink FREE, when you mention the Belmont Theater District! Full show listings for Chicago’s longest running independent cinema at MusicBoxTheatre.com. Limit one per customer.
Shattered Globe Theatre presents their FREE Global Perspectives Series, following all 3pm Sunday matinees, featuring experts who speak to the themes of their fall show, The Heavens Are Hung in Black detailing the fevered, emotional months between the death of Abraham Lincoln’s young son and the signing of The Emancipation Proclamation. For full details, visit: ShatteredGlobe.org
• FREE: Sunday 10/1: Carla Knorowski, editor of “Gettysburg Replies”, essays in 272 words by past presidents, politicians as well as cultural and artist “greats” of our world today.
• FREE: Sunday 10/8: Daniel R. Weinberg, President of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop and foremost expert on the life of the Great Man.
And consider checking out their Chicago History Museum event “A Performance and Discussion featuring President Abraham Lincoln”, Thursday 10/5 (5.30pm). Free for Members; $10 for non-Members.
Saint Sebastian Players offers discounted tickets on select nights, for The House of Bernarda Alba, Lorca’s terrifying tale of family, along with special post-show talkbacks with artists on select Sundays. Show details at saintsebastianplayers.org.
• $5 OFF TICKETS. Friday & Saturday 10/20-21 (8pm), Sunday 10/22 (2pm). To RSVP, email email@example.com and be sure to mention the discount code: BTD.
• POST-SHOW TALK w/ARTISTS, following the matinee performance. Sunday 10/29 & 11/5 (2pm).
Storytown Children’s Improv is offering 20% off all tickets to their wildly popular Saturday 10.30am show st Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont. From superheroes to undersea adventures, princesses to dinosaurs, Storytown takes you on an interactive, fully improvised adventure, using the children’s suggestions and ideas to create a different story every week!
• TICKETS ONLY $8 (20% discount!). Saturdays 10/14, 10/21 & 10/28 (10.30am). Book your tickets at Stage 773’s Box Office, being sure to use code: BTD2