Chicago Children's Theater and Plays

Chicago has some of the best kids' theater productions, and our Theater Guide lists all of the Chicago area children's plays that your family can enjoy. Find current children's productions below, and scroll down to see other family friendly 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

Alice in Wonderland

AlphaBet Soup Productions
Apr 10 - Jul 20
Follow Alice down the rabbit hole and into a whirlwind of fun! Someone has stolen the Queen of Hearts prized tarts, and Alice is the prime suspect. With the help of her new friends, the Cheshire Cat, the Dormouse and the Mad Hatter, can Alice prove her innocence?


Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Jun 18 - Jul 14
Embark on a heartwarming adventure with the beloved bear whose button has gone missing, and he can’t go home with kindhearted Lisa without it. Follow Corduroy’s rollicking and delightfully destructive journey through the department store as he searches high and low—up escalators, and to the top of a teetering store display.

Improv Summer Camp for Teens & Youth!

iO Theater
Jun 03 - Jun 28

Jack and the Beanstalk

Chicago Kid Company at Beverly Arts Center
May 01 - Jul 26
Come along with Jack and his best friend Carmelita (a Spanish-Speaking Cow), as they try to save their village from a crazy Giant! Along the way you’ll meet a beautiful singing Harp, a Golden Goose, and a wacky Bean Salesman. Watch the Giant Beanstalk grow on stage!

School's Out! A Sketch Show for Young Audiences

Cornservatory Theatre
Jun 08 - Jun 30
Join our cast as they are stuck in an endless loop of puns and comedy while they try to save their summer vacation and make the most of their time away from school.

Coming Soon

Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! The Musical!

Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire
Jul 12 - Aug 11
It's not easy being the Pigeon - you never get to do ANYTHING! DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! THE MUSICAL! brings to life the story of the Pigeon, who dreams of taking the wheel when the Bus Driver faces a crisis that threatens to delay her passengers.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire
Nov 15 - Jan 05
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella celebrates the timeless enchantment of this magical fairy tale. Follow the classic story of Cinderella and her quest to attend the Prince’s Ball with a twist of originality, charm and elegance. Transport a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true.