About Face Theatre seeks to create exceptional, innovative, and adventurous theatre and educational programming that advances the national dialogue on sexual and gender identity, and challenges and entertains audiences in Chicago and beyond.
Winner of American Theatre Wing’s prestigious 2016 National Theatre Company Award, American Blues Theater is a premier arts organization with an intimate environment that patrons, artists, and all Chicagoans call home.
The Annoyance Theatre has created some of Chicago’s finest comedy and uses improvisation to create new and original plays, musicals, sketch-comedy and more in a vibrant, uncensored atmosphere.
The wildly popular show at the Briar Street Theatre now combines signature Blue Man Group moments with breathtakingly fun new pieces. There has never been a better time to experience Blue Man Group!
In Playback Theatre, actors guide audience members in sharing their own memories and experiences which are then brought to life by the actors using improv, movement, and music. Tell us your story!
Great private event venue – previously home to wildly popular interactive dinner theater extravaganzas: Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding, We Gotta Bingo and Flanagan’s Wake. Flanagain’s Wake returns March 2019, in time for St Patrick’s Day!
CSz Theater Chicago offers comedy six nights a week, featuring our flagship, fast-paced ComedySportz matches for ages seven and up, where two teams perform games, scenes and songs based on audience suggestions.
Eclectic Full Contact Theatre pledges to provide through live performances, special events, and online content, the type of entertainment that engages you, affects you viscerally, and tells the stories you care about.
Hell in a Handbag is dedicated to the preservation, exploration, and celebration of works ingrained in the realm of popular culture via theatrical productions through parody, music and homage.
Kokandy Productions seeks to leverage the heightened reality of musical theater to tell complex and challenging stories, with a focus on contributing to the development of Chicago-based musical theater artists.
For the last two decades, the Music Box Theatre has been the premiere Chicago venue for independent and foreign films, and is currently the largest full-time operating film theater in Chicago.
The Newport Theater, a Wrigleyville hidden gem, features an innovative mix of artist-produced burlesque, drag, comedy, and variety shows. In addition to our 125-seat theater, the space includes a 20'X13' mirrored dance studio/activity room and offer a variety of classes/programming in addition to private rentals.
The Playground Theater is an improviser-run comedy club featuring Chicago’s best up and coming talent. This BYOB theater offers improv, sketch and standup shows every night. Get your night started right with friends, fun and laughs at The Playground.
Promethean Theatre Ensemble (PTE) is a committed ensemble of artists who collaborate to tell resonant, timeless stories through fresh perspectives in a style that prompts audiences to imagine the world of the play alongside its creators.
Celebrating the richness, creativity, innovation and spirit of Chicago’s off-loop theatre, Stage773 features drama, comedy, musicals, dance, sketch, improv and more, in four unique theaters.
We use your suggestions and ideas to create a different story every week. Kids design the setting and help shape the story, and our actors, artists, and musicians bring it to life! When the possibilities are endless, no two stories are ever the same.
The Chicago Red Line is Chicago’s premiere contemporary cabaret ensemble. This group of professional singers, actors and dancers are dedicated to bringing a variety of musical genres to our diverse audiences.
TimeLine Theatre Company, a recipient of the 2016 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, was founded in April 1997 with a mission to present stories inspired by history that connect with today’s social and political issues.
Using wit and charm, famed magician Aaron Rabkin wins people over to his comedic blend of parlor tricks and mind-reading mentalism. Rabkin’s work has been regaled as “the best magic show I’ve ever seen.”