February is time to celebrate the start of the Year of Chicago Theatre. The Chicago Cultural Center offers a free-admission, building-wide celebration and invites everyone—from the curious to seasoned theater-goers—for an inspiring and surprising look at the “fearless soul” of our city – Chicago’s theater community. Participating artists and theater 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 Chicago Cultural Center is located at 78 East Washington Street in Chicago.
The event is held in conjunction with the 7th annual Chicago Theatre Week, taking place February 7–17. Many Chicagoland theaters will offer discounted tickets to more than 100 productions across Chicago. From Broadway musicals to storefront plays and improv, there’s a seat waiting for you at one of our 200+ theaters. Please visit the various Chicago Theater web sites.
The Year of Chicago Theatre is a project from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the League of Chicago Theatres. They have designated 2019 the “Year of Chicago Theatre.” This citywide, year-long focus on theater 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.
Local travel company FunME Events offers trips to Chicagoland theaters, including tickets and transportation. To join the DeKalb County Theater League (“like” us on FaceBook), please send an e-mail to info@FunMEevents.com or call (815) 756-1263 and get your name on the list for advanced notices of premieres or theater show promotions.