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What to see at Chicago Theatre Week 2020

The annual celebration of Chicago theater puts a spotlight on new and established stages

Written by
Alex Huntsberger

Every year, in the coldest depths of the winter, Chicago Theatre Week gives us a great reason to venture outside. The annual event runs from February 13 to 23, taking over stages throughout the city—from major regional hubs like the Goodman Theatre and Broadway in Chicago to small storefronts like Haven Chicago and Rivendell Theatre. During Chicago Theatre Week, these companies offer tickets priced at $30, $15 or—sometimes!—less. You can browse a complete list of participating shows at, but we sifted through the lineup and handpicked the 21 shows you should absolutely check out this year. But first, a few basics for the uninitiated.

What is Chicago Theatre Week?

More than 100 participating productions at venues from Steppenwolf to the Second City, from the downtown Theater District to the suburbs and everywhere in between, will offer tickets at discounted price points of $15 or $30 (or less!) during the promotion. Tickets are on sale now. 

When is Chicago Theatre Week?

Chicago Theatre Week is February 13–23, 2020.

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