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

The Greatest Story Never Told
Under the Gun Theater
December 31 - March 18
Children in the audience are invited to volunteer to come on stage and be a character in The Greatest Story Never Told, helped by "interns," played by professional adult improvisers. After the show, designers collaborate and transform the improvised story into a purchasable digital and physical storybook. Full Listing >
Also see details on the Special New Year's Show.

Now Playing

You Think It's Easy Being The Tooth Fairy?

Lifeline Theater
Mar 17 - Apr 22
Dew Drop just got her dream assignment: becoming the next Tooth Fairy! But after a botched first mission, she discovers there’s more to her new job than simply being sparkly; it’s going to take guts, skill, and a whole lot of training to succeed.

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.

BrightSide Theatre presents Disney's High School Musical Jr

Meiley-Swallow Hall
Mar 11 - Mar 19
Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage in Disney’s High School Musical JR. Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extra-curricular activities.

Chicken Little

Jedlicka Performing Arts Center
Mar 02 - Mar 30
The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Will anyone believe Chicken Little's warning? Sing along with Chicken Little and her friends Henny Penny, Turkey Lurkey, Goosey Loosey, and Foxy Loxy as they travel to tell the King the news.


Beverly Arts Center
Feb 22 - May 05
The king and queen have invited all the young ladies of the kingdom to a ball, and Cinderella can’t wait to go. But her stepmother and stepsisters give her so many chores she’s sure to be left behind. What will happen when Cinderella's Fairy Godmother grants her wish to attend the royal ball?

The Emperor's New Clothes

Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire
Feb 24 - May 13
Fourteen-year-old Emperor Marcus the Third is nervous to take the throne. Deciding that he can only gain confidence by dressing in the finest attire, Marcus commands his Royal Clothesmaker to fashion him in the most royal wardrobe.

An Epic Tale of Scale

Chicago Children's Theatre at The Station
Mar 10 - Apr 08
Its an encounter that defies description. Incorporating original music, science experiments, games, arts and craft projects and more, kids and adults alike embark on this world premiere, interactive theatrical experience spanning two levels of The Station.

The Greatest Story Never Told

Under the Gun Theater
Dec 31 - Mar 18
When the actors get stuck in traffic on the way to this show, the narrator must recruit children in the audience to volunteer to come on stage and be a character in The Greatest Story Never Told, along with “interns” played by a rotating cast of professional adult improvisers.

Timeless Magic

Theater Wit
Mar 10 - Apr 28
Sean Masterson’s Timeless Magic is a magic show interwoven with the story of the souvenir coin that Sean’s great uncle received from a magician at Chicago’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. Sean takes his audience on a journey through the “golden age of magic” in his quest to uncover the identity of that anonymous magician.

Coming Soon

My Son Pinocchio Jr.

Beverly Arts Center
Mar 23 - Mar 25
In Disney’s My Son Pinocchio, JR., the classic tale of toymaker, Geppetto’s, little wooden puppet is given new life.

Roots in the Alley

Adventure Stage Chicago
Mar 31 - May 05
Honey and Blanca are twin fish out of water in Chicago until they stumble into the Ceiba Network, an online game with real world consequences.

The Ugly Duckling

Metropolis Performing Arts Center
Apr 03 - Apr 13
CKC’s new bilingual musical is great fun for both English and Spanish speakers--there’s no need to be fluent in both to enjoy this tale about accepting the wonderful ways in which we’re all one-of-a-kind.

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

DePauls Merle Reskin Theatre
Apr 19 - May 26
Sally and her brother are bored on a rainy day, when the Cat in the Hat appears with tricks and things and games to play. Their day is filled with mischief and imagination despite protests from their fish.

Curious George

McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage
Apr 21 - Apr 21
All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day comes just once a year and George has been waiting anxiously to help his friend Chef Pisghetti cook something delicious. But when their competitor’s Meatballs O’Matic machine takes the crowd, Curious George must travel to Rome to get a “secret ingredient.”

Honk! the Musical

Ovation Academy for the Performing Arts
Apr 21 - Apr 21
It's a poultry tale down on the farm and Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery.

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles

Filament Theatre
Apr 21 - Jun 03
Friends of all ages are invited to a beachside party to experience the tale of "The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles" based on the award winning book by Michelle Cuevas and illustrated by Erin E. Stead.

Last Stop on Market Street

Chicago Children's Theatre at The Station
Apr 24 - Jun 03
Kids (and parents) love Peña’s warm tale about young CJ and his wise, loving grandmother who teaches him to find beauty in teveryday city life.

Mary Poppins Jr.!

Ovation Academy for the Performing Arts
May 05 - May 05
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep.


Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire
Jul 14 - Aug 12
Based on the immensely popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, this is the tale of Pinkalicious, a little girl who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents.


Metropolis Performing Arts Center
Jul 16 - Jul 21
>Cinderella can’t wait to go. But her mean stepmother and stepsisters give her so many chores that she’s sure to be left behind.