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 Wiz
Emerald City at Apollo Theater
March 25 - June 8
Your family will “Ease on down the road” with the music you know and love in this adaptation of The Wiz, based on the classic tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Full Listing >

Peter Pan
Compass Creative Dramatics at Stage 773
April 22-23
When the curious Darling children befriend a mysterious boy from a distant planet called Neverland, they never dream that they'll soon be fighting alongside him, battling injustices and turning the delicate balance of this faraway world on its head. Join Peter, Tinkerbelle, Wendy, Michael, John, and all of the Neverlanders as they fight for independence from the callous Captain Hook! Full Listing >

Now Playing


Cadillac Palace Theatre
Apr 11 - Sep 10
Aladdin, adapted from the Academy Award-winning animated Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical.

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.


Jan 01 - Dec 31

Disney’s TARZAN: The Broadway Musical

Stage 773
Apr 12 - May 14
Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion, as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts.


Wilmette Park District
Apr 21 - Apr 30
The Wilmette Children's Theatre presents a 75 minute version of the hit Disney film performed by actors in 4th - 8th grade.

Robin Hood

AlphaBet Soup Productions
Feb 24 - May 26
The timeless classic like you've never seen it before! Join Robin Hood on a merry musical adventure as he fights for justice, triumphs over evil, and wins the heart of Maid Marian.

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats

Emerald City at Apollo Theater
Feb 04 - Apr 28
Celebrating first experiences, young Peter’s childhood adventures are told through shadow puppetry and movement for a visual feast. Enjoy the enchantment of a small child growing up in the big city experiencing a first snowfall, a first pet, and a first crush.

Storytown Improv

Stage 773
Jan 01 - Dec 31
The audience becomes an integral part of the show, as each and every story is created based on the suggestions of the children. Every show begins with the audience choosing a location for the story to take place. Children are then invited onstage to decorate the backdrop and start to bring the story to life.

The Wiz

Emerald City at Apollo Theater
Mar 25 - Jun 08
Your family will "ease on down the road" with the music you know and love in this 60-minute adaptation of The Wiz, based on the classic tale The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.

Coming Soon

Brown Bear, Brown Bear & Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

Ruth Page Center for the Arts
May 02 - May 28
Brown Bear, Brown Bear is an hour-long production that showcases the imaginative blend of innovative puppetry and striking scenic effects.


Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
May 04 - May 06
Geppetto the toy maker wishes on a star that his puppet could be a real boy, to have a son of his own. The Blue Fairy brings the puppet to life and names him Pinocchio but it’s his job to become a real boy by learning to tell the truth and obeying his father.

The Jungle Book - Kids

The Stage School of Park Ridge
May 06 - May 06
The Stage School is proud to present our Spring performance of the exciting Disney classic The Jungle Book! Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan.

Once Upon a Symphony: The Bremen Town Musicians

McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage
May 07 - May 07
When four farm animals are told they are no longer needed to work on the farm, they set off for the town of Bremen, where they dream of becoming musicians.

Beauty and the Beast

Chicago Kids Company at Beverly Arts Center
May 10 - Aug 11
Join Bella as she ventures from her little village to the Beast’s castle in order to save her Papa. In the mysterious castle, she’ll befriend enchanted characters and meet the Beast himself.