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

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?

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.

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?

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.

Coming Soon

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?

The Wizard of Oz

AlphaBet Soup Productions at various locations
Feb 01 - May 31
Follow Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion down the yellow brick road through the wonderful Land of Oz! Along the way, these four unlikely friends learn they must face their fears and work together to help Dorothy find her way home.

Northwestern Imagine U: The Ballad of Mulan

Josephine Louis Theater
Feb 24 - Mar 06
When Mu Lan dresses up as a boy to take her father's place in the army, she has lots to learn and lots to prove, but her biggest battle might be with her confidence.


Chicago Kids Company at Beverly Arts Center
Mar 03 - May 06
After stealing a precious plant, the King and Queen are forced to let their wacky gardener Nexus raise their daughter, Rapunzel. She is locked away at the top of a tower where she grows into a young woman with a beautiful singing voice and long flowing hair.

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation

Mercury Theatre
Mar 15 - Jun 12
In a new story from the Hundred Acre Wood, this fresh stage adaptation is told with impressive life-size puppetry, telling exciting new stories featuring characters that have played iconic roles in the lives of children for generations.

The Ugly Duckling

Chicago Kids Company at Stahl Family Theatre at St. Pat's High School
Mar 23 - May 06
Sing along with her classmates about how to be “up standers” rather than bystanders, as the show celebrates uniqueness and teaches an important (and age-appropriate) lesson about bullying.

Shrek the Musical

Drury Lane Theatre
Apr 21 - May 21
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue.