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

Lookingglass Alice

Lookingglass Theatre Company
Apr 30 - Jul 31
Lookingglass Alice returns for a fantastical trip down the rabbit hole, through the looking glass, and deep into your heart.

SIX the Musical

CIBC Theatre
Mar 29 - Jul 03
From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power!

Coming Soon

Wicked

James M. Nederlander Theatre
Sep 28 - Dec 04
WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz... but from a different angle. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED - the untold true story of the Witches of Oz - transfixes audiences.

Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About A Terrible Monster

Chicago Children's Theatre
Sep 30 - Dec 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 Lion King

Cadillac Palace Theatre
Nov 17 - Jan 14
The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s THE LION KING, making its triumphant return to Chicago!

Shrek the Musical

Drury Lane Theatre
Feb 16 - Mar 18
“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.