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.

Featured Productions

Ken Ludwig's Twas the Night Before Christmas
Emerald City Theatre at Broadway Playhouse
Through December 30
Go on a playful polar odyssey with Emily and her best friend Amos the mouse as they search for Santa’s missing Naughty or Nice list. Teamwork, determination, and heart save the day in this fantastic, slapstick holiday affair. A returning favorite filled with yuletide swashbuckling, this cheery production is a holiday hit for all ages! Full Listing >

Now Playing


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.

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Adventure Stage Chicago
Oct 19 - Nov 24
A corrupt sheriff plagues the commoners of Nottingham. His skyrocketing taxes are preventing the needy from being able to feed themselves! Who will stand up to the injustices and bring hope back to the people?

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.

Bros Do Prose PETER PAN

Mercury Theater
Nov 03 - Dec 23
Saturdays and Sundays. In a whirlwind of creativity, sick beats and physical feats, a cast of two actors brings new life to the beloved story of Peter Pan.


Chicago Children's Theatre
Oct 09 - Dec 01
While other mice are gathering food for the winter, Frederick daydreams the summer away. When dreary weather comes, it is Frederick who has stored up something special for the long cold winter.

Imagine U: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Wirtz Center’s Upstairs Blackbox Theatre
Nov 02 - Nov 18
Explore a day in the life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his colorful friends in the Peanuts gang including Lucy, Sally, Schroeder, Linus and Snoopy.

Little Red Riding Hood's Big Adventure

Tivoli Theatre
Nov 15 - Nov 17

Sleeping Beauty

Chicago Kids Company at Beverly Arts Center
Nov 02 - Feb 18

Storytown Improv

Stage 773
Sep 22 - May 31
Storytown is a fully improvised show put on by our “Townies” for you and your family. Performed every Saturday at 10:30 am – you will be laughing right along with your kids.

The Three Little Pigs

Chicago Kids Company at Stahl Family Theater
Nov 01 - Feb 27
Meet Roxanne, Petunia, and Babe…three Sister Piggies who set out to build their own houses. Roxanne (the Rock’n Roll Pig) builds hers out of Sticks, Petunia (The Pretty Pig) builds hers out of Straw, and Babe (the sensible, smart Pig) builds hers out of bricks!

Coming Soon


Theatre at Meiley Swallow Hall
Nov 23 - Dec 09
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary! The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors is set to a cornucopia of musical styles bringing this timely and timeless Old Testament tale to vibrant life. It’s holiday fun for the whole family!

Fantastic Mr.Fox

Emerald City Theatre at Victory Gardens Theater
Dec 04 - Jan 12
Journey deep underground with the badgers, weasels, rabbits – and yes, foxes – for a celebration of courage, family, and community.


Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences
Dec 15 - Dec 16
Performed in Russian. Children's musical performance "Mowgli" based on the stories "The Jungle Book" by Robert Kipling will take viewers to the exotic world of the Indian jungle.

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.

Charlotte’s Web

McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage
Feb 01 - Feb 01
Newly restaged for the book’s 25th anniversary, Theatreworks’ production of Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte.

Imagine U: When She Had Wings

Wirtz Center’s Upstairs Blackbox Theatre
Feb 24 - Mar 10
A fiercely determined young girl and aspiring pilot named B. has decided that she must realize her destiny to fly before turning 10. In a makeshift airplane built in her backyard treehouse, she recounts the thrilling and legendary victories of her hero, Amelia Earhart.

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.

The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System

McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage
Apr 05 - Apr 05
When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic inter-planetary field trip.

Me... Jane - The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall

McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage
Apr 25 - Apr 25
Before she was a renowned humanitarian, conservationist and animal activist, Dr. Jane Goodall was a little girl with a very special toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. Together, Jane and Jubilee went on outdoor adventures and observed all the miracles of nature around them.