Save the date for 10 days of discounted tickets to some of Chicago’s hottest shows. Chicago Theatre Week, presented by the League of Chicago Theatres and Choose Chicago, will be back this February 2022.

Now in its 10th year, Chicago Theatre Week is the perfect time to rediscover the thrill of live theatre with more than 100 exciting performances in every corner of the city.

When is Chicago Theatre Week?

Chicago Theatre Week performances take place from Feb. 17 – 27, 2022. The value-priced tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. CST on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.

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Second City production
Together at Last at Second City, photo by Timothy M. Schmidt

What is Chicago Theatre Week?

Chicago Theatre Week offers discounted tickets to more than 100 different productions throughout the city. Tickets are available for $15 or $30 (or less!).

After a difficult two years for theatre, Chicago’s dynamic cultural scene is back and stronger than ever. This annual event will celebrate the city’s vibrant theatre community and help make the theatrical arts more accessible for all audiences.

Chicago Theatre Week allows both visitors and residents to sample the extraordinary range of theatre in Chicago, from Broadway in Chicago shows to avant-garde storefront productions.

How do I get Chicago Theatre Week tickets?

Chicago Theatre Week 2022 tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. CST on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. Tickets are first come, first served. It’s a good idea to grab Theatre Week tickets in advance, since many shows sell out quickly. But don’t worry — there are plenty to choose from.

The full line-up of shows participating in Chicago Theatre Week will be available in January. The exciting roster of productions includes comedies, dramas, musicals, improv, family theatre, and more.

This year’s schedule is sure to put a spotlight on stages large and small. In previous years, venues have included Tony Award-winning stages, comedy clubs, the downtown Theater District, suburban theatres, and everywhere in between.

The Simon & Garfunkel Story
The Simon & Garfunkel Story at the CIBC Theatre

What shows can I see?

More than 100 theatre productions are expected to participate throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods and surrounding suburbs.

The full line-up of shows will be available in January but here’s a sneak peek of a few productions with value-priced tickets:

  • Blue Man Group at Briar Street Theatre
  • Come From Away at Cadillac Palace Theatre
  • Don Quixote at Joffrey Ballet
  • Evita at Drury Lane Theatre
  • Gem of the Ocean at Goodman Theatre
  • The Lady from the Sea at Court Theatre
  • Lucy and Charlie’s Honeymoon at Lookingglass Theatre Company
  • Queen of the Night at Victory Gardens Theater
  • The Simon & Garfunkel Story at CIBC Theatre
  • Together at Last at The Second City
  • West Side Story at Marriott Theatre
  • Women of Soul at Mercury Theater Chicago

What are the COVID-19 policies?

Each theatre venue will have their own protocols and policies. Policies will be included on each event page on the Chicago Theatre Week website. We encourage you to take note of the theatre’s vaccination and mask policy before buying tickets.

The Ballad of Mulan at Northwestern Wirtz Center
The Ballad of Mulan at Northwestern Wirtz Center

What about the rest of the year?

Theatre plays an essential role in Chicago’s cultural fabric all year long. On any given night, there are a diverse array of live shows playing on the 200+ stages throughout the city. From award-winning plays in historic theatres to cutting-edge works at neighborhood storefronts, there’s a seat waiting for you in Chicago.

Can’t wait till February? Check out for half-price tickets to hundreds of Chicago theatres year round.