Chicago Theatre Week 2019: Tickets and information

Chicago Theatre Week 2019: Tickets and information
Writers Theatre in Glencoe is one of the many theaters participating in CTW. Photo: Steve Hall (c) Hedrich Blessing

The League of Chicago Theatres, in partnership with Choose Chicago, has announced the dates for Chicago Theatre Week 2019 (CTW).

The annual celebration, now in its seventh year, offers value-priced tickets to some of Chicago's most exciting theatre.

This year's Theatre Week, February 7-17, 2019, will serve as the kick off for The Year of Chicago Theatre--a first-of-its-kind initiative designated by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

The Week, that actually spans a week and two full weekends, will feature over 100 theatre productions in neighborhoods throughout the city and suburbs.

The value-priced CTW tickets will be $30, $15, or less.  Tickets will go on sale and a list of participating productions will be available online at 10 am CST on Tuesday, January 8 at

Make sure to put this date on your calendar as many of the popular shows sell out fast.

 A small sample of the many productions expected to participate are: 

Court Theatre – Photograph 51;

Drury Lane Theatre – Mamma Mia!;

Goodman Theatre – How to Catch Creation, Twilight Bowl;

Lookingglass Theatre – Act(s) of God;

Northlight Theatre – Nina Simone: Four Women;

Paramount Theatre – The Producers;

Porchlight Music Theatre – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder;

The Second City – 107th Mainstage Revue;

Steppenwolf Theatre – A Doll’s House, Part 2;

TimeLine Theatre – Cardboard Piano;

Victory Gardens Theater – Pipeline;

Writers Theatre – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

 About Chicago theatre

Chicago theater is the leader in the U.S. with more than 250 theaters throughout Chicagoland, comprising a rich and varied community ranging from storefront, non-union theaters to the most renowned resident theaters in the country, including 5 which have been honored with Regional Tony Awards, and the largest touring Broadway organization in the nation. Chicago’s theaters serve 5 million audience members annually and have a combined budget of more than $250 million. Chicago produces and/or presents more world premieres annually than any other city in the nation. Last year alone Chicago theater companies produced more than 100 world premiere productions and adaptations. Each year Chicago theaters send new work to resident theaters across the country, to Broadway, and around the world. 

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