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 >



The Wiz
Emerald City at Apollo Theater
March 25 - June 8
Your family will “Ease on down the road” with the music you know and love in this adaptation of The Wiz, based on the classic tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Full Listing >




Now Playing

Aladdin

Cadillac Palace Theatre
Apr 11 - Sep 10
Aladdin, adapted from the Academy Award-winning animated Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical.

Beauty and the Beast

Chicago Kids Company at Beverly Arts Center
May 10 - Aug 11
Join Bella as she ventures from her little village to the Beast’s castle in order to save her Papa. In the mysterious castle, she’ll befriend enchanted characters and meet the 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.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear & Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

Ruth Page Center for the Arts
May 02 - May 28
Brown Bear, Brown Bear is an hour-long production that showcases the imaginative blend of innovative puppetry and striking scenic effects.

COMEDYSPORTZ

ComedySportz
Jan 01 - Dec 31

James & The Giant Peach

Drury Lane Children's Theater
May 04 - Jun 16
When James is sent by his aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion which results in a tremendous peach – and launches a journey of enormous proportions.

Mother Goose's Garden

Emerald City's Little Theatre
Apr 22 - Aug 27
One, two, buckle your shoe, and take a gander at Mother Goose’s magical community garden at ECT’s Little Theatre!

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.

The Ugly Duckling

Stahl Family Theater
Apr 20 - Jun 30
CKC's new bilingual musical is an updated version of the classic tale. Meet Sophia, the new duckling at Lucky Duck School, who isn't quite the same as everyone else. This show is about celebrating the wonderful ways in which we're all one-of-a-kind.

The Wiz

Emerald City at Apollo Theater
Mar 25 - Jun 08
Your family will "ease on down the road" with the music you know and love in this 60-minute adaptation of The Wiz, based on the classic tale The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.

Coming Soon

Mary Poppins

Northbrook Musical Theatre for Young Audiences
Jun 09 - Jun 17
Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the Northbrook Theatre stage in this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure.

Alice in Wonderland

AlphaBet Soup Productions
Jun 14 - Jul 14
Follow Alice down the rabbit hole and into a whirlwind adventure! Someone has stolen the Queen of Hearts prized tarts, and Alice is the prime suspect.

The Ugly Duckling

Jedlicka Performing Arts Center
Jul 12 - Jul 22
CKC's new bilingual musical is an updated version of the classic tale. Meet Sophia, the new duckling at Lucky Duck School, who isn't quite the same as everyone else. This show is about celebrating the wonderful ways in which we're all one-of-a-kind.

Peter and the Starcatcher

Metropolis Performing Arts Center
Jul 13 - Aug 20
Follow the journey of an orphan longing to find a home and family of his own. Imprisoned on a ship bound for Rundoon he is befriended by a young girl, Molly. Together they embark on an adventure encountering mermaids, protecting treasure and outwitting pirates.

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.