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

AlphaBet Soup Productions presents The Jungle Book

Multiple Venues
Apr 17 - Aug 02
Join a young boy named Mowgli as he learns the importance of friendship, family and survival with the help of his new friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther. Filled with songs, dance and audience participation, you'll have more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

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.


Lifeline Theater
May 24 - Jul 14
This high-spirited socialite inserts herself in the love lives of everyone around her, meddling despite their wishes, and leaves a tangle of heartbreak in her wake.

Little Shop of Horrors

Mercury Theater
Mar 01 - Jun 30
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS has devoured the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 30 years, following the story of floral assistant Seymour Krelborn as he stumbles across a new breed of carnivorous plant that promises to grant him fame, fortune and all his desires – as long as the blood keeps flowing.

Roald Dahl's Matilda

Drury Lane Theater
Apr 26 - Jun 23
Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical tells the tale of a precocious 5-year-old girl with special talents. Facing many obstacles caused by her family and school, the book-loving Matilda befriends her teacher and helps the woman to reclaim her life.

The Selfish Giant

Ghostlight Ensemble at Otherworld Theatre
Jun 08 - Jun 30
Based on Oscar Wilde's short story of the same name, The Selfish Giant is a story that illustrates the perils of isolation and the negative consequences of selfishness, but it also teaches us that it is never too late for redemption and for love.

Coming Soon

Jack and the Beanstalk

Pheasant Run Resort's Mainstage Theater
Jul 10 - Jul 26
Presented by Chicago Kids Company. Jack and the Beanstalk is a one-hour musical adaptation recommended for children ages 2 to 10.

Disney’s Frozen

Cadillac Palace Theatre
Oct 21 - Jan 03