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

Blue Man Group

Briar Street Theatre
Aug 18 - Jan 09
A dynamic combination of art, music, comedy and technology, Blue Man Group encourages audiences to reconnect with their inner (and outer) child in order to se

Grimm

The Jarvis Square Theatre
Oct 07 - Oct 31
Taking place in a cabaret bar, Grimm works to spin well known tales into a modern story. Utilizing classic stories such as Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin, and more, Grimm will weave multiple stories together to present to the audience.

The Relocation of Nokwsi

Chicago Children's Theatre Virtual
Oct 11 - Nov 11
The Relocation of Nokwsi is a virtual puppet production by Robert Hicks Jr, inspired by the experiences of his grandfather, the title character. Nokwsi invites audiences to gather round and listen to the story of his journey away from his people, the Cherokee, Paiute, Yakama, and Shoshone, to live and work in Chicago.

Teatro ZinZanni

Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop
Jul 08 - Jan 09
An experience unlike any other, Teatro ZinZanni is a whirlwind of international cirque, comedy and cabaret served with a multi-course gourmet feast.

Coming Soon

Goldilocks And The 3 Bears

Chicago Kids Company at Beverly Arts Center
Oct 28 - Feb 25
When Goldilocks and her dog, Bailey, venture into the woods to find a friend for her mom, she stumbles upon a cute house with three bowls of porridge, three chairs and three beds, but no one is home. Will Goldi be able to make it back to her mom before she notices she is gone?

Cinderella

The Paramount Theatre
Nov 10 - Jan 09
This mesmerizing production gives us a familiar yet reimagined take on the story families have returned to over and over across generations. Experience jaw-dropping magic as you’ve never seen before. From pumpkins into carriages to tattered rags into a beautiful gown, this show will delight and enchant young and old alike. A

Into the Woods, JR.

Metropolis Performing Arts Center
Nov 11 - Nov 13
Into the Woods JR. centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk.

Imagine U: Last Stop on Market Street

Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 12 - Dec 12
One Sunday morning, CJ and his Nana set out in the rain on their weekly bus ride across town. Their trip through the bustling city becomes an exciting magical adventure which helps CJ solve a mysterious riddle, make unexpected special friends

Alice in Wonderland

Chicago Kids Company at Stahl Family Theater
Nov 12 - Nov 24
After falling down the rabbit hole, the curious Alice finds herself in a fantastic world of nonsense. But wait! How will she get home?

Memories of the Future

Harris Theater
Nov 13 - Nov 13
The 2021-22 Family Series opens with Akram Khan Company (AKC) in Memories of the Future, an open house event in which the lobbies of the Harris Theater will become an interactive, intergenerational gathering place and audiences will become the creators and storytellers.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Citadel Theatre
Nov 17 - Dec 23
You`re A Good Man, Charlie Brown × In this musical, Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang explore life`s great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship.

The Snow Queen

Chopin Theatre
Nov 17 - Jan 02
When the Snow Queen shares her magical mirror with cousins Kai and Quin, her world is thrown into chaos, triggering a wintry race against time to conquer mankind's heartache that is ravaging the earth.

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

AlphaBet Soup Productions at Multiple Locations
Nov 18 - Feb 11
There are two sides to every story, and when the Big Bad Wolf takes the stand in Piggsylvania’s Trial of the Century, he finally gets his say! But whether he’ll get a fair trial in a corrupt piggy court is anyone’s guess.

Disney’s Frozen

Cadillac Palace Theatre
Nov 19 - Jan 22
Frozen features the songs you know and love from the original Oscar®-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers by the film’s songwriters.

This Ability

Chicago Children's Theatre Virtual Production
Dec 03 - Jan 03
When an international cat-star escapes from O’Hare and is lost on the streets of Chicago, who will come to the rescue? Akeh, a young autistic person, uses his popular hashtag #thisability to start the search for the runaway kitty. As news spreads, will Moore, a young Deaf person, and Faith, a young Blind person, be able to follow Akeh’s lead and learn to use their superpowers to save the day?

Alice in Wonderland

Chicago Kids Company at Stahl Family Theater
Jan 13 - Feb 25
After falling down the rabbit hole, the curious Alice finds herself in a fantastic world of nonsense. But wait! How will she get home?

Leonardo and Sam

Chicago Children's Theatre
Jan 29 - Feb 27
Leonardo is a terrible monster. He tries so hard to be scary, but he just…isn’t. Then Leonardo finds Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the world. Will Leonardo finally get his chance to scare the tuna salad out of an unsuspecting human? Or will it be the start of an unlikely friendship? They will need to make a big decision: will they be friends or will they be controlled by their fears?

Seussical the Musical

AlphaBet Soup Productions at Various Locations
Feb 01 - Apr 30
"Oh, the thinks you can think... when you think about Seuss!" Join the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and all of the Whos of Whoville as Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters come to life in a fantastical, magical musical adventure!