SHOWS AND TICKETS
- Concerts / Events
- Family / Kids
- Magic Show
- Performance Art
- Solo Performance
- Stand-up/Sketch Comedy
AND reset dates
Arnie, a lovable chocolate-frosted, rainbow-sprinkled doughnut, is the happiest pastry in the bakery when he's chosen to be taken home by a new owner. But when mild-mannered Mr. Bing tries to eat the unsuspecting Arnie, both are in for the surprise of their lives. Man and doughnut are drawn into a sugar-fueled existential crisis as they work to redefine their relationship while trying to outwit the meddlesome president of the Cozy Confines Condo Community. Join Arnie on a zany quest to prove that he's more than just delicious — and that friends come in all shapes and sizes — in this hit musical adaptation of the 2003 book that kicked off the beloved series by Laurie Keller. This production is recommended for children ages five and up (children under two not permitted).
Meet young Gabi Castillo from West Town Chicago. Gabi ventures across town to attend Northside College Prep where she encounters new cultures, classmates, and opportunities. Through a class project, Gabi delves into the mystery behind her family's migration from Mexico to the United States. Join us for this tale of courage and self-discovery told through dreams of both future and past.
Children of all ages are cordially invited to enjoy a spot of tea (or hot cocoa) with CCT's friends from the English Lake District at The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party. Spend the day with Peter Rabbit, Mr. Jeremy Fisher, and Simpkin the cat as they delight audiences in this interactive trunk and puppet show. Enjoy an elegant tea party, create your own puppets and mini-puppet show, and pose for photographs with the cast.
A Metropolis tradition, celebrate the holiday with Ebenezer Scrooge and the Cratchit family. Scrooge's only concern is with making money, no matter the cost to those around him. He doesn't even want his loyal employee Bob Cratchit to take the day off for Christmas and turns down his nephew's invitation to join his family for Christmas dinner. Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by three magical spirits who take him on a journey through his painful past, gloomy present, and possibly fatal future as he learns how his actions have affected those around him.
In the spring, The Station itself transforms into an all-immersive, two-story theatrical environment, totally unique to Chicagoland, titled An Epic Tale of Scale, created and directed by Henry Wishcamper and Jo Cattell, collaboratively designed by CCT community programs artistic director Frank Maugeri, with original music by Gabriel Ruiz. Think The Magic School Bus meets Sleep No More, and you're close. Incorporating original music, science experiments, games, arts and craft projects, and more, kids and adults alike embark on this world premiere interactive theatrical experience spanning two levels of The Station. Kids will explore the wonders and mysteries of scale while journeying deep inside the human body and out to the farthest reaches of the galaxy.
Lyric Unlimited is excited to offer a day of behind-the-scenes fun and exploration with our inaugural Family Day at Lyric, a wonderful way to share your love for opera with family members of all ages! You'll get exclusive access to Lyric's backstage areas, including the orchestra pit, props area, costume department, and more. Enjoy demonstrations of operatic stagecraft and costume try-ons throughout the day. The afternoon will also feature a short live performance and programming geared specifically to children aged 5 to 10 — but the entire family can learn something new about opera at this unique event.
A clever spin on the Princess and the Pea fairy tale, this musical is brimming with memorable songs and loads of humor. Queen Aggravain will allow no one in the kingdom to marry until her son Prince Dauntless is wed. Desperate to marry his own love, Sir Harry ventures out to find a true princess that the Queen will approve of. Harry finds an unlikely candidate in swamp princess Winnifred, but can Winnifred pass the Queen's impossible test? Recommended for grades 3-8.
Lookingglass launches its 30th season with the return of the award-winning, circus-infused Hard Times.
A Dickensian carnival of characters inhabits the streets of smoke-choked Coketown: Grim Mr. Gradgrind's school churns out joyless students; poor Stephen Blackpool toils in the nearby mines; and mill owner Mr. Bounderby, full of bluster and bombast, presides over it all. Only when a traveling circus alights nearby, and young orphan Sissy Jupe enters their world, does a ray of hope shine through.
Artistic director Heidi Stillman adapts and directs this timeless love letter to the power of beauty, hope, and imagination.
Remember Junie B. Jones? She's back, and she's on stage! In the theatrical world of Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook, Junie B.'s everyday life is packed with amazing discoveries, cool new kids, and lifelong lessons about being a good person and a good friend!
Chicago Children's Theatre, in a co-commission with Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, will open Last Stop on Market Street, a world premiere musical based on the award-winning book by author Matt de la Peña and illustrator Christian Robinson, 2016 Newbery Medal winner, a 2016 Caldecott Honor Book, and a 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book.
Acclaimed playwright Cheryl L. West is creating this first-ever stage adaptation of one of the most celebrated children's books ever. Kids (and parents) love Peña's warm tale about young CJ and his wise, loving grandmother who teaches him to find beauty in everyday city life. Speaking of the mundane, the music will be anything but, as CCT is welcoming Motown music legend Lamont Dozier and Paris Ray Dozier, the duo behind the music in CCT's 2015 smash hit Mr. Chickee's Funny Money, back to Chicago to create the show's original score.
You're invited! In a room overflowing with beautifully wrapped presents, three children, Oobladee, Ooblahdah, and Shebobshebe explore their friendship at a magical birthday party! In a land beyond the rainbow, when hurtful words about skin color slip out, best friends discover how to appreciate outer beauty while learning to seek the remarkable gifts inside each of us.
Join the party at My Wonderful Birthday Suit!, a world premiere written and directed by Gloria Bond Clunie. Developed from a conversation sparked by Michael Tyler's The Skin You Live In, music, surprise, and the wisdom of the splendiferous Thinking Tree make My Wonderful Birthday Suit! a very special celebration, complete with hands-on pre- and postshow experiences to explore outward appearances and inside gifts.
Big Noise Theatre "Especially For Kids" brings to life, onstage, the most beloved tale of all time! Dorothy and her three friends trot delightfully and tunefully down the fabled road of yellow brick to meet the Wizard of Oz!
Our 12th year opens in The Station's new Pritzker Family Studio Theatre with a celebration of the joyful energy that launched the company, a new production of the smash hit inaugural production of A Year With Frog and Toad, the Tony-nominated musical based on the beloved Frog and Toad children's book series written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel.
Lobel's well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in this whimsical show that follows two best friends — the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad — through four fun-filled seasons.