League of Chicago Theatres, in partnership with Choose Chicago, announces dates and sneak peek of participating shows for
Chicago Theatre Week 2023
February 16 – 26, 2023
Tickets go on sale starting Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Chicago Theatre Week (#CTW23), an annual celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago during which visitors and residents can access value-priced tickets will take place February 16-26, 2023. Of course, here at ChiILLiveShows.com (adult) & ChiILMama.com (family friendly), every week is theatre week! Check back with us early and often for original reviews, ticket giveaways, theatre and entertainment news and more.
Want to binge on theatre this winter like a critic, without breaking the bank? The value-priced CTW tickets will be $30, $15, or less. Tickets will go on sale at 10:00am CST on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at ChicagoTheatreWeek.com.
More than 100 productions are expected to participate, offering value-priced tickets to productions throughout the city and suburbs. The program continues to bring in new audiences to area theatres with an average of 2/3 of attendees visiting their chosen theatre for the first time. Despite the pandemic, in February 2022 over 10,500 value-priced tickets were sold to over 60 participating shows and almost 400 individual performances.
A small sample of the many productions expected to participate are:
A Chorus Line – Drury Lane Theatre
Andy Warhol in Iran – Northlight Theatre at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie
Anna Karenina – The Joffrey Ballet at the Lyric Opera House
Big Fish – Marriott Theatre
Cats – Broadway In Chicago at the James M. Nederlander Theatre
Cabaret ZaZou Presents Luminaire - Cabaret ZaZou at the Spiegeltent Cambria Hotel
Chlorine Sky – Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Fen – Court Theatre
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill – Mercury Theater Chicago
Les Misérables – Broadway In Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre
Toni Stone – Goodman Theatre
Villette – Lookingglass Theatre Company
“Theatre at its root is about sharing stories. Every experience whether you are seeing a show for the first time or the 100th is completely unique in the way it’s told, the reaction from the audience, the actors on stage, the interpretation of the director, and the person you choose to share that moment with,” said League of Chicago Theatres Executive Director Marissa Lynn Ford. “Chicago Theatre Week gives you the opportunity to experience multiple stories and participate in this unique experience across the city. There is a story for everybody on our stages.”
“Nothing can replace the experience of a live show, and Chicago Theatre Week is the perfect time to explore some of Chicago’s incredible productions,” said Lynn Osmond, President and CEO of Choose Chicago. “We are proud to partner with the League of Chicago Theatres to present this exciting celebration of Chicago’s unique and vibrant theatre scene.”
Chicago Theatre Week is presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago. Subscribe to the Theatre Week email newsletter for updates and announcements.
The official hashtag for Chicago Theatre Week 2023 is #CTW23.
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 theatres to the most renowned resident theatres in the country, including 6 which 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. Each year Chicago theatres send new work to resident theatres across the country, to Broadway, and around the world. For more information, visit www.chicagoplays.com. #ChiTheatre
The League of Chicago Theatres’ Mission Statement
Theatre is essential to the life of a great city and to its citizens. The League of Chicago Theatres is an alliance of theatres, which leverages its collective strength to support, promote and advocate for Chicago’s theatre industry. Through our work, we ensure that theatre continues to thrive in our city.
About Choose Chicago
Choose Chicago is the official sales and marketing organization responsible for promoting Chicago as a global visitor and meetings destination, leveraging the city’s unmatched assets to ensure the economic vitality of the city and its member business community. Follow @choosechicago on Facebook, Instagram,and Twitter and tag #ChicaGOandKNOW. For more information, visit choosechicago.com.
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