It's Showtime, Chicago - A Celebration of Chicago Theatre

Monday, February 11, 6-8pm

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Celebrate the start of the Year of Chicago Theatre! This free-admission, building-wide celebration invites everyone – from the curious to seasoned theatre-goers – for an inspiring and surprising look at the “fearless soul” of our city – Chicago’s theatre community. Participating artists and theatre companies including The Second City, Walkabout Theater, Free Street Theater, Chicago Youth TheatreFest, Chicago Children’s Choir and many others will present interactive performances, live music, youth project showcases and more.

The event is held in conjunction with the 7th annual Chicago Theatre Week, taking place February 7–17. Visit for more info on discounted tickets to more than 100 productions across Chicago.

About the Year of Chicago Theatre

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the League of Chicago Theatres have designated 2019 the “Year of Chicago Theatre.” This citywide, year-long focus on theatre is the first of its kind in the U.S. The initiative includes performances and special events for the public at hundreds of cultural venues, theaters, parks and neighborhood locations throughout the city. The City of Chicago and its partners will also launch a marketing campaign; provide additional financial grants to theatre projects; encourage dialog around inclusion and equity; and call on civic, philanthropic, arts and business leaders to support the theatre community. To truly fall in love with Chicago, you must go to our theatres. This is where the city bares its fearless soul. From Broadway musicals to storefront plays and improv, there’s a seat waiting for you at one of our 200+ theatres. Book your next show today at


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