The City of Chicago and the League of Chicago Theatres have designated 2019 as the Year of Chicago Theatre. This citywide, year-long focus on theatre is the first of its kind in the U.S.

The initiative includes performances and special events throughout the city  including theatre-themed events in all 77 community areas, as part of the Chicago Park District’s ‘Night Out in the Parks’ series. To truly fall in love with Chicago, you must go to our theatres. This is where the city bares its fearless soul. From Broadway musicals to storefront plays and improv, there’s a seat waiting for you at one of our 200+ theatres.


Theatre in the neighborhood

Filament Theatre

Filament Theatre believes in the transformational power of the performing arts in the lives of young people. To this end, Filament creates immersive and site-specific theatre that inspires, empowers, and activates young people and their communities.


The Gift theatre

The Gift Theatre is dedicated to telling great stories on stage with honesty and simplicity.



Shakespeare in the park is now in it’s 8th year! The Free For All Shakespeare group goes to parks all over the city of Chicago to share their special performance. At each location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors share Shakespeare’s hilarious The Comedy of Errors.