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 – check back to this Event Page for up-to-the-minute updates!
• Annoyance Theatre & Bar: • 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. Thu October 26, 8pm show. FREE TICKETS, but advance booking required. TheAnnoyance.com/Events/Event/Trigger-Happy-3 with code: BTDTH
• Blue Man Group: Celebrate the BTD Month of Theater EVERY THURSDAY at Blue Man Group. October 12 is Blue Man Group’s 20th birthday in Chicago. There will be special surprise and delights at this show. 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, Save 35% on tickets to Blue Man Group with code BTD35 at BlueMan.com/Chicago or via the the box office at 773 348 4000, mentioning 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! For the show on the 19th and ALL SHOWS THROUGHOUT OCTOBER, ComedySportz tickets are only $15 (25% savings!), with code: BELMONT. For tickets and the full show schedule, go to CSZChicago.com
• Laugh Factory: FREE ENTRY to all weekday shows in October. No discount code necessary; full run of shows is available at LaughFactory.com/Clubs/Chicago. 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.
• 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, October 16th at 7pm, but advance booking is required. RSVP to OpenHouse@TheaterWit.org
• 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 performance of In The Next Room, A 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 available at TimeLineTheatre.com, with code BTD.
• 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! tickets only $20. Show info and to book your 15% off tickets, go to MCL Chicago Box Office with online discount code: BTDOCT. Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th at 8pm.
Gotcha Covered tickets only $18. Show info and to book your 15% off tickets, go to MCL Chicago Box Office with online discount code: BTDOCT. Saturdays, October 14th and October 21st at 8pm.
• 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! 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. Saturdays at 10.30pm throughout October. Tickets only $15 (25% savings). 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. Details and show info at Theater Wit Box Office. $10 discount on tickets, using 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 multiple events and discussions featuring their ensemble and artists through the run of their fall show, The Heavens Are Hung in Black — James Still’s personal take on a the months leading up to Abraham Lincoln’s signing of The Emancipation Proclamation. A theatrical epic exploring Lincoln’s humanity, conscience, and leadership through the troubled times of 1862 — as dreams of his famous adversaries and unnamed soldiers walk through his waking life. For more details & info, visit: ShatteredGlobe.org
• 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. Fri-Sat 10/20-21 (8pm), Sun 10/22 (2pm). To RSVP, email email@example.com quoting code: BTD. POST-SHOW TALK w/ARTISTS. Sun 10/29 & 11/5, following the 2pm performance.