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Here at the Belmont Theater District, we want to help you navigate the hundreds of shows on offer in the BTD on any given day. Whether it is theater in Chicago, improv in Chicago, comedy in Chicago, our What’s Playing Now page can help you pick a Date, sort by Type of Theater… and Voila! You have a listing of all the shows offered by our Partner Theaters on that date. Pick a show — maybe by a theater company you’ve never heard of — and enjoy.

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Mar 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Blue Man Group @ Briar Street Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Remember that time when you were little and one of your imaginary friends took your hand and led you into a world that looked like yours only brighter? No? Me neither. That’s what Blue Man…
Mar 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Blue Man Group @ Briar Street Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
BRIAR STREET THEATRE Remember that time when you were little and one of your imaginary friends took your hand and led you into a world that looked like yours only brighter? No? Me neither. That’s…
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
100 Proof Stand-Up Comedy @ CSz Theater Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Professional grade stand-up comes to The ComedySportz Theatre. Featuring comedy talent from around the city, 100 Proof Comedy will make you laugh every Monday at 8pm. Among our lineups you’ll see comics who have performed…
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Chaser @ ComedySportz Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Check out 100 Proof Comedy at 8pm, then stick around for The Chaser – a totally FREE stand-up open mic where the prize is a chance to perform in next week’s professional set. In the…
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Top Ten Tuesdays Stand-Up! @ Laugh Factory | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Top Ten Tuesdays Stand-Up! ** FREE FOR ALL STAND UP COMEDIANS! ** Top Ten Tuesdays, a soft-booked comedy open mic & showcase at Laugh Factory Chicago Hosted by Rebecca O’Neal (Laugh Factory, UP Comedy Club,…
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Dope Dojo @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Dope Dojo Karate and improv together at last! What could possibly go wrong?
Mar 28 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Pure and Weary Present: Roaring in our 20s @ The Annoyance Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Pure & Weary (Katherine Biskupic & Leah Frires) present, “Roaring in our 20s.” Flapper: a fashionable young woman intent on enjoying herself and flouting conventional standards of behavior. Female Comedian ** (**See Flapper.) Come watch as Pure…
Mar 28 @ 10:00 pm
Lindsey's Calling @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Lindsey’s Calling is a group of three best friends who love to play hard and explore every given moment together. Extremely connected from the top, they ask you to come into their world. Laugh, Cry,…
Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The Columnist @ Stage 773 | Chicago | Illinois | United States
BTD THEATER NIGHT — 50% off tickets! Join us for American Blues Theater’s latest masterpiece The Columnist, a drama about power, the press, sex and betrayal, from the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning author of Proof.…
Chicago's Best Standup @ Laugh Factory Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of standup comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago’s Best…
Mar 29 @ 10:00 pm
Give Me 5 @ The Playground Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
GIVE ME 5 is a solo comedy competition where each weeks competitors get 5 minutes to do anything comedic they would like. Acts can include Stand-Up, Characters, Songs, Storytelling or just a plain old bit.…
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm
Open Mic @ Laugh Factory Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of standup comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago’s Best…
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
A Disappearing Number @ TimeLine Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
“A mathematician, like a painter, or a poet, is a maker of patterns … and beauty is the first test.” The long-awaited Chicago premiere of this exquisite, internationally acclaimed play about love, math, and how…
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm
MINT Music Improv Night @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
A night of Music Improv teams performing is something quite different than any kind of improv showcase happening in this city. But of course – Chicago being the capital of the improv movement worldwide –…
Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
BFG: An 8pm Improv Show at the Annoyance @ The Annoyance Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
BFG: An 8pm Improv Show at the Annoyance Catch some improv from indy teams: Bethany, Fitness, and Gallon!  
Mar 29 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Fishbowl @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Fishbowl hosted by Sight Unseen features a rotating selection of independent groups to open the show. Then, Annoyance Students will get a chance to enter their ID’s into a fishbowl. 5 students selected will perform…
Mar 29 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Shit Show @ The Annoyance Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Shit Show Featuring all original work, “Sh!t Show” is more than just your typical sketch show. Kimberly and Emmalee have created an inclusive theatrical experience incorporating elements of mime, burlesque, and…yeah…okay, fine, also sketch. But…
Mar 29 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The Experiment @ The Annoyance Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Experiment “Audition teams, not people.” THE EXPERIMENT features a unique blend of indie improv teams hand-selected for your enjoyment from a process where whole teams, not individual performers, auditioned for a slot. Wednesdays from…
Mar 29 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The Experiment @ The Annoyance Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Experiment “Audition teams, not people.” the Experiment features a unique blend of indie improv teams hand-selected for your enjoyment from a process where whole teams, not individual performers, auditioned for a slot. The first…
Chicago's Best Standup @ Laugh Factory Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of standup comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago’s Best…
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
A Disappearing Number @ TimeLine Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
“A mathematician, like a painter, or a poet, is a maker of patterns … and beauty is the first test.” The long-awaited Chicago premiere of this exquisite, internationally acclaimed play about love, math, and how…
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Columnist @ Stage 773 | Chicago | Illinois | United States
BTD THEATER NIGHT — 50% off tickets! Join us for American Blues Theater’s latest masterpiece The Columnist, a drama about power, the press, sex and betrayal, from the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning author of Proof.…
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Annoyance Presents Improv: Trigger Happy @ The Annoyance Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Annoyance Presents Improv: Trigger Happy The show consists of a series of unrelated scenes that are inspired by a single suggestion from the audience. During the show the cast share an invisible language that will…
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Blue Man Group @ Briar Street Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
BLUE MAN GROUP utterly redefines the term “live entertainment” and Should Not Be Missed! Remember that time when you were little and one of your imaginary friends took your hand and led you into a…
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
ComedySportz @ CSz Theater Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
A hilarious 90-minute improv comedy show in which two teams create comedy scenes, songs and games right on the spot based on your suggestions. You choose the winner and the show is never the same…
Mar 30 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Fishbowl @ Annoyance Theatre & Bar (Small Theatre) | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Fishbowl hosted by Sight Unseen features a rotating selection of independent groups to open the show. Then, Annoyance Students will get a chance to enter their ID’s into a fishbowl. 5 students selected will perform…
Mar 30 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Messing with a Friend @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Messing With a Friend features Susan Messing, and other invited talented and funny improvisors from around Chicago, from iO to Second City to The Annoyance. A collection of self-edited improvised scenes based on a single…
Chicago's Best Standup @ Laugh Factory Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of standup comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago’s Best…
Mar 31 @ 10:00 pm
Chicago's Best Standup @ Laugh Factory Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of standup comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago’s Best…