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

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats
Emerald City at Apollo Theater
February 4 - April 22
Celebrating first experiences, young Peter’s childhood adventures are told through shadow puppetry and movement for a visual feast. Enjoy the enchantment of a small child growing up in the big city experiencing a first snowfall, a first pet, and a first crush. Full Listing >





Peter Pan
Compass Creative Dramatics at Stage 773
April 22-23
When the curious Darling children befriend a mysterious boy from a distant planet called Neverland, they never dream that they'll soon be fighting alongside him, battling injustices and turning the delicate balance of this faraway world on its head. Join Peter, Tinkerbelle, Wendy, Michael, John, and all of the Neverlanders as they fight for independence from the callous Captain Hook! 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

Giggle, Giggle, Quack

Lifeline Theater
Mar 18 - Apr 23
Take a break from the grind with the gang from Farmer Brown’s farm with our hit musical adaptation of the 2002 New York Times bestselling book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.

Jack and the Beanstalk: A Panto Adventure

Gorilla Tango Theatre
Mar 04 - Apr 22
Oh no! Princess Rose has been kidnapped by the Giant, Blunderbore. Oh my! Jack’s magical beans grew a gigantic beanstalk to the Giant’s castle in the sky. Can Jack climb the beanstalk and rescue the Princess?

A Princess of Mars

Berger Park
Mar 18 - Apr 01
When Confederate deserter John Carter is mysteriously transported on the surface of Mars, he is forced into an epic conflict between the planet's alien races.

Robin Hood

AlphaBet Soup Productions
Feb 24 - May 26
The timeless classic like you've never seen it before! Join Robin Hood on a merry musical adventure as he fights for justice, triumphs over evil, and wins the heart of Maid Marian.

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats

Emerald City at Apollo Theater
Feb 04 - Apr 28
Celebrating first experiences, young Peter’s childhood adventures are told through shadow puppetry and movement for a visual feast. Enjoy the enchantment of a small child growing up in the big city experiencing a first snowfall, a first pet, and a first crush.

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.

Super Jane!

Gorilla Tango Theatre
Mar 04 - Apr 22
Do you have what it takes to be a superhero? This fun, educational show intertwines songs, puppetry, audience-participation, and more to keep your child engaged and excited through the whole show.

The Year I Didn’t Go to School: A Homemade Family Circus

Ruth Page Center for the Arts
Feb 28 - Mar 26
The Year I Didn’t Go to School: A Homemade Family Circus is an all-new production sure to thrill all ages. This new work combines circus arts with the story of seven-year-old Giselle, who shares some of the best things that happened to her the year she didn’t go to school.

Coming Soon

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.

Disney’s TARZAN: The Broadway Musical

Stage 773
Apr 12 - May 14
Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion, as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts.

Go, Dog. Go!

Northwestern's Mussetter-Struble Theater
Apr 14 - Apr 23
P.D. Eastman’s loveable and adventurous dogs delve into life with gusto as they snorkel, howl at the moon, ride a Ferris wheel, make new friends and even climb trees!

Peter Pan

Compass Creative Dramatics at Stage 773
Apr 22 - Apr 23
When the curious Darling children befriend a mysterious boy from a distant planet called Neverland, they never dream that they'll soon be fighting alongside him, battling injustices and turning the delicate balance of this faraway world on its head. Join Peter, Tinkerbelle, Wendy, Michael, John, and all of the Neverlanders as they fight for independence from the callous Captain Hook!

Once Upon a Symphony: The Bremen Town Musicians

McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage
May 07 - May 07
When four farm animals are told they are no longer needed to work on the farm, they set off for the town of Bremen, where they dream of becoming musicians.