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.


Now Playing

20,000 Leagues Under the Seas

Lookingglass Theatre
May 23 - Aug 19
Professor Aronnax and crew set out to investigate a terrifying sea creature, but are quickly captured by the mysterious Captain Nemo. As they circle the globe aboard the Nautilus submarine, they must confront the monsters that lurk below…and within.

Beauty and the Beast

Stahl Family Theater
Apr 18 - Jun 29
Meet Bella, an adventurous young woman who ventures from her little village to save her Papa. She must be brave as she enters the Beast’s castle in the forest. There, Bella will encounter enchanted characters and the mysterious Beast himself.

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.

BrightSide Theatre presents HAIRSPRAY

Theatre at Meiley Swallow Hall
Jun 08 - Jun 24
It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable, pleasantly-plump teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star.

Peter Pan and the Pirates

AlphaBet Soup Productions
Jun 13 - Jul 19
Join Peter, Wendy and Tinkerbell as they fly off to Neverland in this swashbuckling musical adventure that the whole family will enjoy!

The Princess Without Pots

Laugh Out Loud Theater
Jun 09 - Jun 30
To win this princess’s heart, a prince first needed to win a battle against the fiercest warrior the age had ever seen - Princess Sweet Pea. "The Princess Without Pots" shows us a world in which fighting like a girl is something everyone aspires to do.

The Ugly Duckling

Beverly Arts Center
May 09 - Aug 10
Meet Sophia, the newest student at Lucky Ducky School who isn't quite the same the other little ducklings. Will Sophia's classmates learn to be upstanders instead of a bystanders?

Coming Soon

Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Jun 27 - Aug 19
Sail away on a high-flying journey with Peter, Wendy, John, and Michael to the enchanted world of Neverland—but beware of Captain Hook and the ticking crocodiles!

Disney’s Frozen KIDS

Madison Street Theater (
Jun 28 - Jun 30
This premiere production of Disney’s Frozen KIDS is a 30-minute musical adapted exclusively for elementary schoolers.

Beauty and the Beast

The Patio Theater
Jul 11 - Jul 21
Meet Bella, an adventurous young woman who ventures from her little village to save her Papa. She must be brave as she enters the Beast’s castle in the forest. There, Bella will encounter enchanted characters and the mysterious Beast himself.

Pinkalicious

Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire
Jul 14 - Aug 12
Based on the immensely popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, this is the tale of Pinkalicious, a little girl who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents.

Cinderella

Metropolis Performing Arts Center
Jul 16 - Jul 21
>Cinderella can’t wait to go. But her mean stepmother and stepsisters give her so many chores that she’s sure to be left behind.

Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop presents Alice in Wonderland

Athenaeum Theatre
Aug 17 - Aug 18
Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR.is a fast-paced take on the classic tale.