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Theater Directory


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Belmont Theater District

The Belmont Theater District, comprised of theaters on and around Belmont Avenue between Broadway and Southport in Chicago, is THE destination for Chicago theater. The Belmont Theater District is home to some of Chicago's most iconic theaters offering a wide variety of live entertainment experiences. In the Belmont Theater District you'll find traditional stage productions; sketch comedy; dance; improv and more!  Like us on Facebook!

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Athenaeum Theatre

2936 N. Southport, (773) 935-6875

The Athenaeum promotes the arts and arts education and uses many of the public spaces in the historic Athenaeum Theatre for their many shows.  Visit AthenaeumTheatre.org for a list of current shows.

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Blue Man Group Briar Street Theatre

3133 N Halsted, (773) 348-4000

Briar Street Theater is home to the world famous Blue Man Group.  Check them out for a full on cavalcade of lights and sounds in a stunning visual and musical performance that is impossible to accuratley put into words.  BLUE MAN GROUP CHICAGO.

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Comedy Sportz

929 W. Belmont, (773) 549-8080

ComedySportz is a completely improvised show in which a red and blue team battle for your laughter.  A referee hosts each show and comes to the audience to pull suggestions and ideas for a completely unique show every night!  ComedySportzChicago.com

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The Mercury Theater

3745 N. Southport, (773) 325-1700

A refurbished bit of history is home to many local acting groups, usually performing musical pieces or late night showcases for classic theater lovers.  MercuryTheaterChicago.com

Upcoming shows:
The Christmas Schoohner, November 27 - December 29


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Improv Olympics

3541 N. Clark, (773) 880-0199

iO is one of the premier improv theaters in Chicago.  Out of their stages in Chicago and Los Angeles, over 5,000 professionals have trained with them; including legendary names like Chris Farley, David Koechner, and Tina Fey.  With the belief that trust and agreement is the key between improv artists, iO has shaped many hilarious performances on a new caliber of entertainment.  Visti ioimprov.com/chicago for a list of current shows.

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Landmark Theatres

2828 N. Clark, (773) 248-7759

Landmark Theatres is America's largest theatre circuit dedicated to independent film, foreign language cinema, restored classics and documentaries. Please visit LandmarkTheatres.com for a list of current shows.


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The Laugh Factory

3175 N. Broadway, (773) 327-3175

Laugh Factory Chicago presents the best stand-up comedy shows and comedians in Chicago.  For a current listing of shows, visit LaughFactory.com

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Mary Arrchie Theatre Co.

731 W. Sheridan, (773) 871-0442

With a variety of hard hitting dramas to perform the Mary Arrchie Theater company has consistently been performing with glowing reviews for years in Chicago's independent theater community.  MaryArrchie.com/wordpress

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Music Box Theatre

3733 N. Southport, (773) 871-6604

For the last two decades, the Music Box Theatre has been the premiere venue in Chicago for independent and foreign films. It currently has the largest theater space operated full time in the city.  MusicBoxTheatre.com

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Oracle Productions

3809 N. Broadway, (252) 220-0269

Oracle Productions began with the idea of free art for all, and continues its mission with producing both theatrical performances and short films. Performances have been made free to the public and are a constant reminder of community support towards the arts.  PublicAccessTheatre.org

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The Playground Theater

3209 N. Halsted, (773) 871-3793

The Playground is the nation's only non-profit cooperative dedicated to the art of improv comedy. Over 200 artists and 13 member ensembles work on a volunteer basis to operate the theater and perform live improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy seven nights a week. The-Playground.com

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Profiles Theatre

4147 N. Broadway, (773) 549-1815

An award-winning, not-for-profit, Equity theatre company, founded in 1988, Profiles has established a reputation for producing some of the darkest and edgiest performances in the city.  ProfilesTheatre.org

Currently playing:
Wrecks, Oct 3-Nov 17
Hellcab, Nov 14-Jan 12


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Red Tape Theatre

621 W. Belmont, (773) 244-0968

Red Tape Theatre Company, now in its tenth season, is committed to the creation of new and experimental work. Red Tape's plays invite our audiences to reimagine their world. Red Tape's work serves a vital purpose in our community: to arrest attention and create empathy.  redtapetheatre.org

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Schuba's

3159 N. Southport, (773) 525-2508

A full tavern with performances every night of the week, Schuba's is a place for theater goers both casual and devoted.  Stop in for great music and good times at this classic tavern.  Visit Schubas.com for a list of current shows.

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Stage 773

1225 W. Belmont, (773) 327-5252

A non-profit group, Stage 773 provides top notch performances at a minimal price in order to support theater outside of Chicago's Downtown area.  Stage 773's quality comes from the nurturing and support of the artistic vision; respecting the writers, directors and performers to build a great, original work.  Visit Stage773.com for a list of current shows.

Currently Playing:
The Normal Heart- Oct 26-Dec 22
Cupid Has A Heart On- Nov 11-Dec 31
Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol,- Nov 22- Dec 15


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Studio-BE

3110 N. Sheffield, (773) 248-5900

StudioBE is an ambitious, non-profit, performing-arts training and development facility available to the public. Please visit StudioBE.com for a list of current shows.


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Teatro Luna

3914 N. Clark, (773) 819-5862

El Teatro Luna is Chicago's first and only all-Latina theatre, organized for the purpose of exploring the varied experiences and cultures of Latina/Hispana women; showcasing the creative talents of Latina, Hispana, and/or Pan-Latina artists; and providing a form for artistic, social, political, and educational outreach into our communities.  TeatroLuna.org


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Timeline Theatre

615 W. Wellington, (773) 281-8463

Named best Theatre by Chicago Magazine 2011, TimeLine Theatre presents plays inspired by history that connect to today's social and political issues. TimeLineTheatre.com

Currently playing:
A Raisin in the Sun, Now-Dec 7
The Normal Heart, Nov 1-Dec 22


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Theater Wit

1229 W. Belmont, (773) 975-8150

Theater Wit is a "Smart Art" Theater, focusing on intelligent plays that speak with a vibrant and contemporary artistic voice. TheaterWit.org

Currently playing:

Putnam County Spelling Bee, Now-Dec 15
Belmont Burlesque, Now-Dec 14
Santaland Diaries, Now-Dec 29
Burning Bluebeard, Now-Jan 5