Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Today is World Theatre Day! Celebrate With Ticket Discounts.

n 1961 the International Theatre Institute established March 27 as World Theatre Day. In celebration, we are offering a 10% discount on all tickets for our intWTDernational  theater festival, Stages, Sights & Sounds.
Use promo code: WTD13 
The 10% discount is only valid on March 27 from 10:00 am to midnight. The CHF ticket office is open from 10:00 am-5:00 pm, please call if you have any questions: 312-494-9509.
Check out the Stages, Sights & Sounds line-up now!

For a comprehensive list of Chicago productions, visit the League of Chicago Theatres website,  Discounted tickets are available at

WORLD THEATRE WEEKENDThe day itself falls on a Wednesday this year, but theatre-makers and lovers can extend the celebration during performances the weekend before, too: March 21, 22, 23, and 24! 


  • Attend the World Theatre Day panel discussion at the Goodman Theatre.
  • Spread the word about World Theatre Day and the WTD statement via Facebook, Twitter (#WTD13), and other social media.
  • Change your profile image to the World Theatre Day logo on March 27.
  • Create your own World Theatre Day statement: why is theatre important to you? Why is it important to have a day to celebrate its contribution to our global society?

  • Add the World Theatre Day banner to your website, blogs, and e-blasts.
  • Share the WTD message with your patrons with a program stuffer or as part of your curtain speech.
  • Offer special discounted tickets on World Theatre Day, or during World Theatre Weekend.
  • Lead a special post-show discussion with your patrons, examining the importance of cultivating a global perspective as artists, patrons, and citizens of Chicago.

  • Be sure to take in a show during World Theatre Weekend!  You can see what's playing here at ChicagoPlays.
  • Spread the word to friends and family about WTD, and why you love theatre in Chicago.
  • Let your favorite companies know that you value their work – send them a Happy World Theatre Day message.

Want to get involved? Here are a few suggestions for how you can celebrate: 
About Chicago theatre
Chicago theatre is the leader in the U.S. with more than 250 theatres throughout Chicagoland, comprising a rich and varied community ranging from storefront, non-union theaters to the most renowned resident theatres in the country, including 5 that have been honored with Regional Tony Awards, and the largest touring Broadway organization in the nation. Chicago’s theatres 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. In 2009-10 alone,Chicago theatre companies produced more than 130 world premiere productions and adaptations. Each year, Chicago theatres send new work to resident theatres across the country, to Broadway, and around the world. 

About the League of Chicago Theatres
The League of Chicago Theatres is an alliance of theatres which leverages its collective strength to promote, support, and advocate for Chicago's theatre industry locally, nationally, and internationally. The League of Chicago Theatres Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the art of theatre in the Chicago area through audience development and support services for theatres and theatre professionals.

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