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Attending a theatre workshop could be tremendous fun and an absolute stress buster. Be it improv, musicals, open mics, screening or performing arts plays, we have got it all covered. If you wish to step into the world of theatre and want to learn acting or storytelling, you can even register for theatre workshops happening in Chicago. Express and Impress and Collaborate with the theatre artists and hone your skills by simply attending a few theatre events every week or during weekends. Find out the best theatre events in Chicago. You will be surprised to find yourself locked in a laughter riot with your friends.

Upcoming Theatre Events in Chicago

Ongoing

Chicago Opera Theater presents “The Scarlet Ibis”

Studebaker Theater , 410 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Sat Feb 16 2019 at 07:30 pm to Sun Feb 24 2019 at 03:00 pm

2019 West African Film Festival Events

Various locations , Chicago, United States

Tue Feb 19 2019 at 06:30 pm to Sat Feb 23 2019 at 02:00 pm

nex•us | A DANCE EXPERIENCE | CHICAGO

Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park , 200 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, United States

Fri Feb 22 2019 at 03:00 pm to Sun Feb 24 2019 at 05:00 pm

Joe Jackson - FOUR DECADE TOUR @ Thalia Hall

Thalia Hall , 1807 South Allport Street, Chicago, United States

Fri Feb 22 2019 at 07:30 pm to Sat Feb 23 2019 at 06:00 am

Today

Back of the Yards

Newberry Library , 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, United States

Sat Feb 23 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am
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Back of the Yards: A Play in One Act by Kenneth Sawyer Goodman

Newberry Library60 W Walton St , Chicago, Illinois 60610, United States

Sat Feb 23 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Out Of This World, The Genre Based Improv Class

Otherworld Theatre Performance Venue and Bar , 3914 North Clark Street, Chicago, United States

Sat Feb 23 2019
12:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Craic & Culture Crawl

Irish American Heritage Center , 4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60630, Chicago, United States

Sat Feb 23 2019
01:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Erykah Badu Paint and Sip

2340 E 75th St , 2340 East 75th Street, Chicago, United States

Sat Feb 23 2019
06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

FREE FILM SCREENING: “All About Eve” (1950) Starring Bette Davis

Filmfront , 1740 W 18th st, Chicago, United States

Sat Feb 23 2019
06:30 pm to 09:30 pm

IN>TIME Performance Festival | Day 3

Links Hall , 3111 North Western Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sat Feb 23 2019
07:00 pm to 09:30 pm

Off Broadway / Phil Angotti Band / The Evictions / Dead Freddie

Reggies , 2105 S State St, Chicago, Illinois 60616, Chicago, United States

Sat Feb 23 2019 at 07:00 pm

Chicago Loft Party with Tony Lucca

Chicago Loft Party , 2020 North Hoyne Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sat Feb 23 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

IX Dining Society February Launch! Exquisite Soundz!

IXCreatives Studios , Chicago, United States

Sat Feb 23 2019 at 07:00 pm to Sun Feb 24 2019 at 12:00 am

Fin De Kentalago

Davis Theater , Chicago, United States

Sat Feb 23 2019
07:00 pm to 09:30 pm

Karaoke Night at Otherworld Theatre

Otherworld Theatre Performance Venue and Bar , 3914 North Clark Street, Chicago, United States

Sat Feb 23 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sat Feb 23 2019 at 07:30 pm to Sun Feb 24 2019 at 06:00 am

Peter Murphy 40 years of Bauhaus, Ruby Celebration featuring David J

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel , 5850 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637, Chicago, United States

Sat Feb 23 2019 at 07:30 pm

Big Head Todd & The Monsters at The Vic Theatre

The Vic Theatre , 3145 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657, Chicago, United States

Sat Feb 23 2019 at 08:00 pm

IN>TIME Performance Festival | BadCo, Impossible Dances

Links Hall , 3111 North Western Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sat Feb 23 2019
08:00 pm to 11:00 pm

#2: Dave Maher New Comedy Show-in-Progress

Nox Arca Theatre , 4001 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sat Feb 23 2019
08:00 pm to 11:30 pm

VIP Entry To Chicago's Blackout Diaries! Real People. Real Drinking Stories.

Under The Gun Theater , 956 West Newport Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sat Feb 23 2019
10:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Tomorrow

Jenny's Steak House Bus Trip

Jennys Steak House and Pub11041 Menard Ave , Chicago Ridge, Illinois 60415, United States

Sun Feb 24 2019
11:45 am to 06:30 pm

A Conspiracy to Save Life: The Birth of Moses in Art and Text

Central Synagogue of Cnicago , Chicago, United States

Sun Feb 24 2019
02:00 pm to 03:30 pm

Why Worry? - Silent Film Matinee

Saint John Cantius Church825 N Carpenter St , Chicago, Illinois 60642, United States

Sun Feb 24 2019
03:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Book Launch Party: Kid Gloves by Lucy Knisley

Women & Children First , 5233 North Clark Street, Chicago, United States

Sun Feb 24 2019
04:00 pm to 05:30 pm

Chicago Actors Studio Annual Oscars Party - Watch On The Big Screen!

Chicago Actors Studio , 2040 North Elston Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sun Feb 24 2019
05:30 pm to 11:30 pm

91st Annual Academy Awards Watch Party

Davis Theater , 4614 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625, Chicago, United States

Sun Feb 24 2019
05:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Schitt's Creek: Up Close & Personal

The Chicago Theatre , 175 N State St, Chicago, Illinois 60601, Chicago, United States

Sun Feb 24 2019 at 06:00 pm

YWAM Encounter Tour

Praise Chapel Chicago , 3517 West Grand Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sun Feb 24 2019
06:30 pm to 09:00 pm

IN>TIME Performance Festival | Day 4

Links Hall , 3111 North Western Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sun Feb 24 2019
07:00 pm to 09:30 pm

Marina Cortes Calle: "The Rise of Fascism in Brazil: Ele Não / Not Him"

Links Hall , 3111 North Western Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sun Feb 24 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Improvised Dungeons and Dragons

Otherworld Theatre , 3914 North Clark Street, Chicago, United States

Sun Feb 24 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Feb 25 2019

Community Headshots - photoshoot and networking event

Mark Yee Artist Loft Studio , 3065 N Rockwell, Chicago, United States

Mon Feb 25 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Congo Square Presents: How Blood Go by Lisa Langford - A Staged Reading

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts , 915 East 60th Street, Chicago, United States

Mon Feb 25 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Adia Victoria with Joshua Asante (of Amasa Hines) at Schubas

3159 N Southport Ave , Chicago, IL 60657-3226, United States

Mon Feb 25 2019
08:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Steve Earle with special guest Shannon McNally

City Winery Chicago1200 W Randolph St , Chicago, Illinois 60607, United States

Mon Feb 25 2019
08:00 pm to 08:01 pm

Feb 26 2019

EVA1 Deep Dive Camera Intensive

AbelCine / CHI , 2602 West 16th Street, Chicago, United States

Tue Feb 26 2019
05:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Understanding Handel, Understanding Ariosto

Italian Cultural Institute , 500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, United States

Tue Feb 26 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Shiner

The Classic Studio , 72 East 11th Street, Chicago, United States

Tue Feb 26 2019
06:30 pm to 08:00 pm

New Faces Sing Broadway 1941

Evanston SPACE (Feb 26) & The Arts Club of Chicago (Feb 27) , Chicago, United States

Tue Feb 26 2019
07:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Allegro

The Courtyard Theatre , 72 East 11th Street, Chicago, United States

Tue Feb 26 2019
08:00 pm to 09:30 pm

Feb 27 2019

Decolonizing Wealth: A Conversation with Edgar Villanueva

Alice B Rapaport Center for Education and Engagement at Goodman Theatre , 170 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60601, Chicago, United States

Wed Feb 27 2019
08:30 am to 11:00 am

Rediscover Frankenstein

Harold Washington Library Center , Chicago Public Library, 400 South State Street, Chicago, United States

Wed Feb 27 2019
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

Rediscover Frankenstein - An Interactive Audio Experience

Harold Washington Library , 400 S State St, Chicago, Illinois 60605, Chicago, United States

Wed Feb 27 2019
12:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Rediscover Frankenstein

Harold Washington Library Center , Chicago Public Library, 400 South State Street, Chicago, United States

Wed Feb 27 2019
12:10 pm to 12:40 pm

Rediscover Frankenstein

Harold Washington Library Center , Chicago Public Library, 400 South State Street, Chicago, United States

Wed Feb 27 2019
12:20 pm to 12:50 pm

Karthik Pandian and Andros Zins-Browne: Atlas Unlimited: Entr’acte

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts , 4 West Burton Place, Chicago, United States

Wed Feb 27 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

PIPELINE - A Play by Dominique Morisseau & Post-Show Panel

Victory Gardens Theatre , 2433 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, United States

Wed Feb 27 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Must See Black Superhero Films: Meteor Man to Black Panther

Harper Theater , 5238 South Harper Avenue, Chicago, United States

Wed Feb 27 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

I'm Not Even Hiding Something!: North Park Theatre Winter One Acts

North Park University Lecture Hall Auditorium , 3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, United States

Wed Feb 27 2019
07:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Chicago Film Scene: Live Podcast!

The Arrogant Frog Bar , 1365 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, United States

Wed Feb 27 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Feb 28 2019

Participator Arts Theater Workshop with Free Street Theater

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum , 800 South Halsted Street, Chicago, United States

Thu Feb 28 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

IN>TIME Performance Festival | Day 5

Links Hall , 3111 North Western Avenue, Chicago, United States

Thu Feb 28 2019
07:00 pm to 09:30 pm

Bachelor Auction Audition: Actors, Models, Trainers, All Men Welcome

Sankofa Cultural Arts & Business Center , 5820 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, United States

Thu Feb 28 2019
07:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Artist Collective Meetup | Music Industry Networking

Houndstooth Saloon , 3369 North Clark Street, Chicago, United States

Thu Feb 28 2019
08:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Artist Collective Meetup | Music Industry Networking in Chicago

Houndstooth Saloon , 3369 North Clark Street, Chicago, United States

Thu Feb 28 2019
08:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Upstate, Bill Grady Band - Thu 2/28 at Martyrs'

Martyrs' , 3855 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613, Chicago, United States

Thu Feb 28 2019 at 09:00 pm to Fri Mar 01 2019 at 12:00 am

POLY-THEIST, a one-man show at The Crowd Theater

The Crowd Theater , 3935 North Broadway, Chicago, United States

Thu Feb 28 2019
10:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Mar 01 2019

Fri Mar 01 2019 at 07:00 am to Sat Mar 02 2019 at 03:00 pm

The Inspired Home Influencer Conference

McCormick Place , 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, United States

Fri Mar 01 2019
07:30 am to 08:00 pm

Body Listening

Asterisk Arts Collective , 1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, United States

Fri Mar 01 2019
01:00 pm to 02:30 pm

The Big Lagniappe

Beverly Arts Center , 2407 W 111th St, Chicago, Illinois 60655, Chicago, United States

Fri Mar 01 2019
06:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Voice & Choir Showcase

The Chicago High School for the Arts , 2714 West Augusta Boulevard, Chicago, United States

Fri Mar 01 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

LECTURE: Pots from the City of Sin - The Consequences of Buying Holy Land Antiquities

Oriental Institute Museum , 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, United States

Fri Mar 01 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Author Reading: Jaquanda Villegas & Jacinda Bullie, FILLINZ: PUT SOME RESPECT ON IT

Women & Children First , 5233 North Clark Street, Chicago, United States

Fri Mar 01 2019
07:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Improv Technique For Actors with Tim O'Malley

Chicago Actors Studio , 2040 North Elston Avenue, Chicago, United States

Fri Mar 01 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Rhea Butcher @ Thalia Hall

Thalia Hall , 1807 South Allport Street, Chicago, United States

Fri Mar 01 2019 at 07:30 pm to Sat Mar 02 2019 at 06:00 am

Rhea Butcher @ Thalia Hall

Thalia Hall , 1807 South Allport Street, Chicago, Illinois 60608, Chicago, United States

Fri Mar 01 2019 at 07:30 pm

Dance Your Pounds Off hits CHICAGO (360 MBS) 7:30PM

360 Mind Body Soul , 2930 South Michigan Avenue #108, Chicago, Illinois 60616, Chicago, United States

Fri Mar 01 2019
07:30 pm to 08:30 pm

Little Shop of Horrors

Mercury Theater , 3745 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613, Chicago, United States

Fri Mar 01 2019
07:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Buster Keaton in College (1927)

City Newsstand , 4018 N Cicero Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60641, Chicago, United States

Fri Mar 01 2019
07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

The Smell of the K*ll - Extended by Popular Demand!

West Lakeview , Chicago, United States

Fri Mar 01 2019
07:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Matt Braunger with Guest at Schubas

3159 N Southport Ave , Chicago, IL 60657-3226, United States

Fri Mar 01 2019 at 09:00 pm to Sat Mar 02 2019 at 12:00 am

THE HOLY FAIL Midwest Premier + MY FUTURE SELF short film

The Logan Theatre , 2646 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, United States

Fri Mar 01 2019
09:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Mar 02 2019

Seussical the Musical

Chicago , Illinois, United States

Sat Mar 02 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Herbs & Therapeutic Arts: Salves, Drinks, Song, Vision Boards

Roger's Park Chicago Public Library , 6907 N. Clark St. Chicago IL 60623, Chicago, Illinois 60626, Chicago, United States

Sat Mar 02 2019
11:30 am to 02:30 pm

Holy (un)Holy River (March 2 @Chicago Temple)

First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple , 77 West Washington Street, Chicago, United States

Sat Mar 02 2019
01:00 pm to 03:00 pm

English National Ballet — Saturday matinee

Harris Theater for Music and Dance205 E. Randolph Drive , Chicago, Illinois 60601, United States

Sat Mar 02 2019
02:00 pm to 04:00 pm

RiverBlue (March 2 @Columbia College Music Center)

The Music Center of Columbia College Chicago , 1014 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sat Mar 02 2019
03:00 pm to 05:00 pm

UIMA Benefit Art Auction

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art , Chicago, United States

Sat Mar 02 2019
05:30 pm to 09:30 pm

You Me At Six: Chicago

Bottom Lounge , 1375 W Lake St, Chicago, Illinois 60607, Chicago, United States

Sat Mar 02 2019
06:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Dream Kween "A One Woman Show" #dreameditthenlreallifedit

MLK Legacy Apartments , 1550 South Hamlin Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sat Mar 02 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Musical

The Chicago High School for the Arts , 2714 West Augusta Boulevard, Chicago, United States

Sat Mar 02 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Black Child Fashion Experience

Charles A. Hayes Family Investment Center , 4859 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, United States

Sat Mar 02 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Cocktails & Humor: A Stand Up Comedy Showcase

CH Distillery and Cocktail Bar , 564 West Randolph Street, Chicago, United States

Sat Mar 02 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness - Upside Down Flowers Tour at Riviera Theatre

The Riviera Theatre , 4746 N Racine Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640, Chicago, United States

Sat Mar 02 2019 at 07:30 pm

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago/Malpaso Dance Company

Auditorium Theatre , 50 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, Illinois 60605, Chicago, United States

Sat Mar 02 2019
07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Demetri Martin – Wandering Mind Tour at The Vic Theatre

The Vic Theatre , 3145 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657, Chicago, United States

Sat Mar 02 2019 at 07:30 pm

Thumpasaurus, Max Subar

Sleeping Village3734 W. Belmont Ave. , Chicago, Illinois 60618, United States

Sat Mar 02 2019
08:00 pm to 11:58 pm

Willie The Kid | Private Loft Concert

The Chicago Place , 2323 North Pulaski Road, Chicago, United States

Sat Mar 02 2019 at 09:00 pm to Sun Mar 03 2019 at 12:00 am

FADED By T. Murph A Lit Comedy Show

The Revival1160 E 55th St , Chicago, Illinois 60615, United States

Sat Mar 02 2019
10:00 pm to 11:30 pm

We Still Like You - March 2019 - Chicago

Collaboraction Theatre Company , 1579 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sat Mar 02 2019 at 10:00 pm to Sun Mar 03 2019 at 12:00 am

Mar 03 2019

Build Reed Puppets

Outer Space , 1474 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, United States

Sun Mar 03 2019
10:30 am to 04:30 pm

The Rock and Roll Playhouse presents: The Music of Phish for Kids @ Thalia Hall

Thalia Hall , 1807 South Allport Street, Chicago, United States

Sun Mar 03 2019 at 11:00 am to Mon Mar 04 2019 at 06:00 am

The Rock and Roll Playhouse presents: The Music of Phish for Kids

Thalia Hall , 1807 South Allport Street, Chicago, Illinois 60608, Chicago, United States

Sun Mar 03 2019 at 11:00 am

THE SILVER BRANCH U.S. Premier + PIGEONS of DISCONTENT short film

Society For Arts : Gallery Theatre , 1112 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, United States

Sun Mar 03 2019
01:00 pm to 02:30 pm

Dear Evan Hansen - Group Trip!

Oriental Theatre , 24 W Randolph St, Chicago, United States

Sun Mar 03 2019 at 02:00 pm

International Home + Housewares Show - Cooking Demo

International Home + Housewares Show2301 S Lake Shore Dr , Chicago, Illinois 60616, United States

Sun Mar 03 2019
02:00 pm to 04:00 pm

2019 CHICAGO COCHON555

Morgan Manufacturing , 401 N Morgan Street, Chicago, United States

Sun Mar 03 2019
05:00 pm to 07:30 pm

Theatre Events in Chicago

Chicago, situated on the shore of Lake Michigan, is the third most populous city in the United States. Apart from being an international hub for telecommunications, technology, finance, and commerce, the theatre events in Chicago have been successfully accredited with bestowing the city with its juvenile popularity as the new cultural hub of the country. Chicago’s theatre scene is vivid with renowned theatre companies and the iconic Broadway theatre. Chicago still reverberates with the ancient adage that there are no small parts, only small actors. Regardless of the price of Chicago theatre tickets and their humble stages, the scope of creativity and drama unleashed by these theatre companies surpass all expectations. Without a doubt, Chicago theatre tickets are completely worth it.


Historic theatres of Chicago hosting the best theatre events in Chicago

The much revered CIBC Theatre, previously known as the Majestic Theatre opened in 1906 and went on to become Chicago’s first million-dollar-plus exquisite venue. Standing strong against the Depression years, this theatre hosts truly remarkable shows. The Broadway in Chicago satiates the entertainment-thirsty millennials through five spawning theatres- the Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre, Bank of America Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, Auditorium of Roosevelt University, and Broadway Playhouse at the Water Tower Place. The Cadillac Palace Theatre was founded in 1926 as a breathtaking venue to host commendable plays of all times. Chicago’s theatre has evolved with time to now include both traditional and contemporary improvisational theatre and boasts of renowned theatre groups such as The Second City and the I.O. The League of Chicago-Gala is a lively event that brings forth the association of the members of Chicago theatre to raise funds for supporting the 240 member strong theatre companies in the League theatres. Several musicals in Chicago and other theatre events in Chicago include the famous Hamilton, A Christmas Carol, The Book of Mormon, Secrets, and Illusions, and much more. Grab your Chicago theatre tickets right now.


Best acting schools & acting workshops in Chicago

The Acting Studio Chicago is one of the premier training school for actors. It provides quality training to budding actors aspiring to take the leap, as well as working actors searching for means to hone their acting skills. The Green Room Studio and Black Box Acting are other reputed institutes offering acting classes and organizing acting workshop events in the city. These acting training centers have a three-tier system of course structure- beginner, intermediate, and advanced to engulf every kind of learner into it. Inspiring actors and artists as a whole to follow the open road, the Vagabond School of the Arts is Chicago’s latest star in the galaxy of acting institutions. The Vagabond school offers classes on On-camera acting technique, skill-centric workshops, scene study, and specialized theatre training. The Steppenwolf theatre company was founded in 1974 and is located in Lincoln Park and has famous productions under its credit. The Performing Arts Studio is one of its kind and focuses on the training of the innate self- voice, emotions, spirit, and the psyche to nurture the fruition of these principles in reality, on the stage that life is.


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