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

20,000 Leagues Under the Seas

Lookingglass Theatre
May 23 - Aug 19
Professor Aronnax and crew set out to investigate a terrifying sea creature, but are quickly captured by the mysterious Captain Nemo. As they circle the globe aboard the Nautilus submarine, they must confront the monsters that lurk below…and within.

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.

Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop presents Alice in Wonderland

Athenaeum Theatre
Aug 17 - Aug 18
Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR.is a fast-paced take on the classic tale.

Heartbreak Hotel

Broadway Playhouse
Jun 30 - Sep 30
HEARTBREAK HOTEL follows the tender story of Elvis Presley in the early years of his career as he and Sam Phillips create the music that will forever change their lives.

Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Jun 27 - Aug 19
Sail away on a high-flying journey with Peter, Wendy, John, and Michael to the enchanted world of Neverland—but beware of Captain Hook and the ticking crocodiles!

Windy City Performs' SHREK the Musical

The Playhouse at Jefferson Park
Aug 04 - Aug 26
This fully-produced, full-length show features an all-ages cast of professional adults, auditioned teens, and youth.

Coming Soon

Disney's High School Musical

Elgin Community College Blizzard Theatre
Sep 07 - Sep 16

Tootsie

Cadillac Palace Theatre
Sep 11 - Oct 14
The world premiere comedy musical, TOOTSIE, tells the story of a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until an audacious, desperate stunt lands him the role of a lifetime.

Elephant and Piggie's "We Are In a Play!"

Gorton Community Center
Sep 29 - Oct 07
ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE’S “WE ARE IN A PLAY!”, based on the best-selling, award-winning children’s’ books written by Mo Willems. The musical, recommended for audiences age 3 and up, will be performed by a cast of adult professional actors.

That’s Weird, Grandma: Ghosts, Ghouls, and Talking Potatoes

Neo-Futurist Theater
Oct 07 - Nov 04
Just in time for Halloween, gather ye ‘round for a line-up of scary (and silly) stories featuring creepy twins that appear in photos, talking potatoes getting lost in the woods, Malcolm X fighting zombies and other spooky scenarios imagined by Chicago elementary school students.

Bunnicula

Lifeline Theater
Oct 20 - Nov 25
At a showing of Dracula one dark and stormy night, the Monroe family discovers an abandoned rabbit. When they bring him home, resident know-it-all Chester the cat suspects the worst after spying gleaming fangs in the bunny’s mouth.

We Found A Hat

Lifeline Theater
Jan 12 - Feb 17
Deep in the desert, two tortoises find each other and become the best of friends. Together, they tackle all the obstacles the landscape can throw their way… until one day they find a hat. They both look great in the hat. But they can’t both have the hat.

The Time Warp Trio

Lifeline Theater
Mar 16 - Apr 20
When Joe receives a magical book for his birthday, he and his pals are unexpectedly hurled across time and space. They first arrive in Camelot, a land menaced by an evil knight, a terrible giant, and a fire-breathing dragon.