Chicago theater shows 2016 - Schedule & Tickets

Here are Chicago theater shows playing in 2016. Find Broadway shows, musicals, and plays  currently on, the best seats as well as  tickets to many popular shows at prime venues. With Chicago being a popular cultural destination, there are many different kinds performing arts  happening around the city at any given day. You can find here tickets to Broadway shows, plays, orchestra, ballet and other productions.


Chicago theater shows in June 2016:

06/1-26 - The Producers
06/1-5 - Disenchanted
06/1-5 - The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window
06/1-19 - Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976
06/4-26 - Late Nite Catechism
06/7-19 - The Sound of Music
06/7-30 - The Spongebob Musical
06/11- Giordano Dance Chicago - Dance
06/17-18 - See Jane Sing: Jane Lynch - Opera
06/28-30 - War Paint
06/29-30 - The Book Of Mormon


Chicago theater shows in July 2016:

07/1-31 - The Book Of Mormon
07/1-3 - The Spongebob Musical
07/1-31 - War Paint
07/2-3 - Late Nite Catechism
07/8-31 - Schoolhouse Rock Live!
07/28-31 - Newsies - The Musical


Chicago theater shows in August 2016:

08/2-7 - Newsies - The Musical
08/2-14 - The Book Of Mormon
08/2-14 - - War Paint
08/3-7 - Cirque du Soleil - Toruk
08/4-28 - Schoolhouse Rock Live!

The Chicago Theatre  


Address: 175 N State St, Chicago, Illinois 60601

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The Chicago Theatre often leaves visitors breathless with its splendor. Built in 1921 as one of the first opulent movie houses in the country, the building is now on the National Register of Historic Places. It features a gorgeous auditorium, murals, grand staircase and an opulent lobby. The architecture of the building is French Baroque. The exterior features a State Street marquee and a replica of the Arc de Triomphe of Paris. The triumphal arch has a glazed terra cotta face and a grand window with stained glass panel. The Chicago Theater is currently owned by Madison Square Garden. Since being restored and reopened, it has become a popular venue for a variety of music concerts, speeches, comedy, magic and other Chicago theater shows and stage plays.

Albert Ivar Goodman Theatre


Address: 170 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601

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The Goodman Theatre in Chicago is the oldest nonprofit theatre in the city. Located in the Chicago Loop, the building complex is a part of the Harris and Selwyn Theatres. The theatre produces contemporary as well as classic works and features a wide variety of theatre artists. It is recognized today as a premier institution in the city. Over the years the Goodman Theatre has received a number of awards such as the Regional Theatre Tony Award and several Joseph Jefferson awards for its Chicago theater shows. The Goodman Theatre was established first in 1925 and was moved to its current location in the year 2000.

Auditorium Theatre

Address: E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605, United States

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The Auditorium Theatre is a leading performance and music venue in Chicago. It hosts over 200 events and performances each year that include religious services, educational programs, music, theatre and dance. The architecture of the theatre is inspired by the Romanesque style and was constructed in 1889. Other than a variety of performers, musicals and concerts, the Auditorium Theatre hosts Joffrey Ballet. In its history of 125 years, the The Auditorium has featured Chicago theater shows, rock and roll musical concerts, operas, ballets and musicals. The building itself is a National Historic Landmark and is known all over the world for its beautiful design, architecture and acoustics.

The PrivateBank Theatre

Address: 18 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603, United States

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The The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago was once known as the Majestic Theater, Sam Shubert Theater and LaSalle Bank Theatre, The Bank of America Theatre. It is currently operated under Broadway in Chicago and is located in downtown Chicago in the Loop area. The theater presents several noteworthy touring Broadway Chicago theater shows. Originally the theater was opened in the year 1906 and was called the Majestic Theater. At the time it was the city's tallest building. The construction of the theater cost more than a million dollars and it quickly became a legendary landmark and a noted institution for vaudeville acts. The Bank of America Theater has been operated by Broadway since 2000.

Chicago Symphony Center

Address: 220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60604, United States

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The Symphony Center in Chicago is home to the famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta, Civic Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Chorus. It includes the Orchestra Hall dating back to 1904. The Orchestra Hall can seat 2,522. It also includes the Grainger Ballroom, Buntrock Hall, Tesori restaurant and Art Institute of Chicago. The Orchestra Hall was designed by Daniel Burnham in the year 1904 specifically for Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra was founded in the year 1981 and is considered to be one of the best orchestras in the country. It performs over 100 concerts every year at the Symphony Centre.

Briar Street Theatre


Address: 3133 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657, United States

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The Briar Street Theatre currently hosts one of the most famous Chicago theater shows - the famous Blue Man Group. The theatre was originally a carriage house. It was later purchased by Water Topel who got it reconstructed as a theatre. Since its establishment the Briar Street Theatre has hosted a variety of performances and shows. However, the Blue Man Group still remains its most notable shows. The Blue Man Group uses vaudeville, science, art, music and theatre to incorporate audience. The group was formed during the 1980s and have since then performed all over the world. The Topel family still owns the Briar Street Theatre with the original second floor of the building on display.

Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place 

Address: 175 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611, United States

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Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place in Chicago was known earlier as the Dury Lane Theatre. Located at the Michigan Mile, it is a Broadway theater. It is a unique and intimate theater was originally established during the 1970s. After its reopening in 2010, it has attracted a number of well known Chicago theater shows and Broadway productions. The theater was renovated to include modern interiors, reconfigured lobby and a new entrance. The Broadway Playhouse is a small theater and therefore attracts a lot of productions that require an intimate setting.


Cadillac Palace Theatre


Address: 151 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, United States

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The Cadillac Palace Theater was originally opened in 1926 as the Palace Theater. It was designed by the Rapp Brothers as a flagship location of the Orpheum Circuit and attracted a lot of legendary stars. The interiors of the theater featured a lot of opulence and splendor inspired by the palaces of Versailles and Fontainebleau. It included a rich lobby with white marble, decorative breche violet and mirrors, 2,500 plush seats, wood and gold leaf decorations. At one time the theater was also a popular rock venue. Since its reopening in 1999, the Cadillac Palace has showcased several hit and popular Broadway and pre-Broadway Chicago theater shows.

Civic Opera House 


Address: Civic Opera Building, 20 N Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606, United States

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The Civic Opera House in Chicago is a popular opera house and the second largest auditorium for opera in North America. Opened in 1929, it has beautiful Art Deco interiors and is the permanent home for the Lyric Opera. The Civic Opera House is a historic landmark. It was fully restored in the year 1996 and has a mix of Art Deco and Art Nouveau architecture. This majestic building offers intricate architectural details, excellent acoustics and sightlines, making it a unique venue in downtown Chicago. The theater includes a back room, four dining rooms, grand foyer and lobby. It is a world class venue for concerts and opera today.

Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts 

Address: 24 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, United States

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The Oriental Theater in downtown Chicago is a part of Broadway in Chicago. It was originally built in 1926 as a luxurious movie place and is listed on National Register of Historic Places. The theater was designed by the Rapp brothers and featured Asian art. It originally presented world class Chicago theater shows on stage and motion pictures. The building featured glazed Buddhas, elephant throne chairs, Indian mosaics and turbaned ushers. Today it is a popular theater for Broadway shows. The theater was restored and reopened in 1997 and since then has featured a number of popular productions and has attracted thousands of patrons.


Royal George Theatre


Address: 1641 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614, United States

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The Royal George Theater is located in Chicago's Lincoln Park. The theater complex includes four different stages that accommodate 50 to 450 seats. The theater showcases a wide range of Chicago theater shows, unique events, pre Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. The building was built in the year 1984 and it also includes a popular restaurant. Over the years the Royal George Theatre has featured acclaimed Broadway productions and premiers.

Apollo Theater


Address: 2540 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, United States

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The Apollo Theatre is a small, intimate theater that was built in 1978 in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago. It features a dramatic concrete and glass design and 440 seats. The lobby of the theatre has a full bar and art exhibits. The Apollo Theatre has featured legendary Chicago theater shows and musicals over the years. It is also home to the Emerald City Theatre Company. The theatre company is noted as the largest theatre company for children that produces work only for families. It draws thousands of patrons each year and is recognized as one of the most innovative theatre companies in Chicago.


Rosemont Theater


Address: 5400 N River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018, United States

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The Rosemont Theatre was opened in the year 1995 and was known formerly as the Akoo Theatre. The concert hall is located in a Chicago suburb and has a seating capacity of 4,400 people. The Rosemont Theatre showcases a wide range of Chicago theater shows and musical artists including entertainers, large scale productions and Broadway musicals. Featuring ample parking, wide aisles and state of art sound system, the Rosemont Theatre offers patrons an enjoyable experience.

genesee theatre chicago

Address: 203 N Genesee St, Waukegan, IL 60085, United States

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Genesee Theatre is a movie place and concert hall in Waukegan. Built in 1927, the theatre seats 2,427 people and is a vaudeville theatre as well as a venue for a wide range of Chicago theater shows and musical artists' concerts. The theatre was designed to be unique and opulent. The facade of the building featured ornate design of pressed brick and terra cotta. The building also had a grand lobby with a huge chandelier. The theatre's interiors had a Spanish Renaissance style with beautiful plaster decor and light yellow limestone. It featured thousands of yards of tapestry, tones of Carrera Italian marble and hammered silver dome. The Genesee Theatre was restored back to its former glory and reopened in 2004.


chopin theatre


Address: 1543 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60642, United States

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Chopin Theatre in Wicker Park is an independent arts center. Established in the year 1990, the theatre has been producing and presenting a wide range of Chicago theater shows, performance arts, visual, film, literary and theatre events. Over the years it has showcased thousands of presentations and events including films, theatre, literary evenings, social presentations, visual arts, dance and music events. Chopin Theatre has also hosted performances from more than 40 different countries. It has also showcased 110 productions of its own. The building was designed originally in 1918 as a theatre. Today it includes a lounge, a Cabaret Studio and a stage.


Chicago Dramatists Theatre


Address: 1105 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642, United States

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Established in the year 1979, Chicago Dramatists has been developing and supporting playwrights and plays for more than three decades. Located in the River West neighborhood of Chicago, Chicago Dramatists is located in a historic building. It offers its patrons intimate, modern environment with ample rehearsal spaces. The theatre seats 77 and is air conditioned and fully equipped. The theatre also has modern sound system, lighting control and has a redesigned lobby. Chicago Dramatists has been developing Chicago theater shows that have contributed to the country's theatre repertory.


Steppenwolf Theatre


Address: 1650 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614, United States

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company was established in 1974 in a church in Chicago's Deerfield. The theater was later relocated to the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The theatre has won a Tony Award and several other notable accolades. Steppenwolf is a not for profit theatre that presents and produces hundreds of Chicago theater shows, plays, readings and events each year. It has three different stages and draws 200,000 patrons annually on an average. The theatre also has several educational programs. Over the years Steppenwolf has z-exfeatured groundbreaking, powerful productions and has won as many as 11 Tony awards and National Medal of Arts for its innovative work.


Raven Theatre


Address: 6157 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60660, United States

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Raven Theatre in Chicago is a not for profit organization that showcases educational programs, collaborated plays, produced Chicago theater shows and artists. Raven Theatre was established in the year 1983 and since then has been serving the community's needs through its collaborations and ensemble. The theatre includes parking areas, a lobby, world class technical support, West Stage with seating for 60 and the East Stage with seating for 150 patrons. Raven Theatre was originally a theater for 70 located in Rogers Park. Since then it has been relocated to Clark Street and has been expanded to accommodate more patrons.


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