Chicago Children's Theater Listings

The following children's plays are taking place now or starting soon in the Chicago area. Scroll down to see other theater productions that are coming soon.

Note: Dates listed are performance beginning and end dates. Please call for specific performances dates and times within those ranges, as not all performances take place on a daily basis.


Featured Productions

Mother Goose's Garden
Emerald City at Apollo Theater
April 22 - August 27
One, two, buckle your shoe, and take a gander at Mother Goose’s magical community garden at ECT’s Little Theatre Full Listing >




Now Playing

Blue Man Group

Briar Street Theatre
Jan 01 - Dec 31
Blue Man Group is a unique and thrilling multi-sensory experience that fuses innovative theatrical spectacle and powerful original music with hilarious comedy to create a performance experience unlike any other.

COMEDYSPORTZ

ComedySportz
Jan 01 - Dec 31

Storytown Improv

Stage 773
Jan 01 - Dec 31
The audience becomes an integral part of the show, as each and every story is created based on the suggestions of the children. Every show begins with the audience choosing a location for the story to take place. Children are then invited onstage to decorate the backdrop and start to bring the story to life.

A Year with Frog and Toad

Chicago Children's Theatre
Sep 23 - Oct 29
Children’s author and illustrator Arnold Lobel’s beloved characters hop from the page to the stage in this Tony-nominated musical based on his popular children’s book that follows two best friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons, telling the story of friendship that endures, weathering all seasons.

Coming Soon

Augusta and Noble

DePauls Merle Reskin Theatre
Oct 05 - Nov 11
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.

Les Miserables

Cadillac Palace Theatre
Oct 11 - Oct 29
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MISÉRABLES tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

The Scorpions' Sting

Studebaker Theater
Oct 14 - Oct 15
While lost in the desert, a group of archaeology students uncover the Lost Temple of Isis, the ancient Egyptian goddess of healing, and a mythic tale unfolds as they read ancient hieroglyphics.

Newsies

Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire
Oct 25 - Dec 31
Inspired by the real-life New York City Newsboy Strike of 1899, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets.

The Tortoise and the Hare

Beverly Arts Center
Oct 26 - Feb 19
The Hare is ready to win all the blue ribbons at this year’s Stringbean Valley County Fair, but then an unlikely challenger comes to town. Soon the race is on! Who will win first place--the slow and steady Tortoise?

Into The Woods

Devonshire Cultural Center/Playhouse
Nov 04 - Nov 19
The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.

Ken Ludwig’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Broadway Playhouse
Nov 10 - Dec 31
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, creatures were stirring, including a mouse! Kick off your family’s yuletide season with this comic take on the classic poem.

The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party

Chicago Children's Theatre
Dec 02 - Dec 17
Spend the day with Peter Rabbit, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Simpkin the cat as they delight audiences in this interactive trunk and puppet show.

Magic Treehouse: Showtime with Shakespeare

Emerald City at Apollo Theater
Jan 27 - Feb 25
In this Midwest premiere, the daring sibling duo learns to overcome stage fright to save the famed bard’s show. Based on the critically-acclaimed book series by Mary Pope Osborne, discover how history is shaped by those who learn to overcome their fears.