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 Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats
Emerald City at Apollo Theater
February 4 - April 22
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. 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

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Filament Theatre
Jan 14 - Mar 19
From the moment they walk into the theatre, children of all ages are invited to step inside the world of the story with interactive lobby activities and an astoundingly creative and fast-paced production.

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.

COMEDYSPORTZ

ComedySportz
Jan 01 - Dec 31

Jack and the Beanstalk

Stahl Family Theater
Jan 18 - Feb 28
Join Jack and his dancing Spanish Cow Carmelita, as they try to save their village from a crazy Giant. Along the way you'll meet Jack's Mom, a Magic Bean Salesman, a Singing Harp, a Goose that lays Golden Eggs, and a very silly Giant.

Little Red Riding Hood

Chicago Kids Company at Beverly Arts Center
Jan 19 - Mar 10
Don’t Stray From the Path! That’s the advice given to Little Red by her Mother. Sing along with Red and her friends as she travels through the forest to visit her Grandma.

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.

Coming Soon

The Year I Didn’t Go to School: A Homemade Family Circus

Ruth Page Center for the Arts
Feb 28 - Mar 26
The Year I Didn’t Go to School: A Homemade Family Circus is an all-new production sure to thrill all ages. This new work combines circus arts with the story of seven-year-old Giselle, who shares some of the best things that happened to her the year she didn’t go to school.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jedlicka Performing Arts Center
Mar 08 - Mar 15
Join Jack and his dancing Spanish Cow Carmelita, as they try to save their village from a crazy Giant. Along the way you'll meet Jack's Mom, a Magic Bean Salesman, a Singing Harp, a Goose that lays Golden Eggs, and a very silly Giant.

BrightSide Theatre Youth Project presents "Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr"

Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall
Mar 11 - Mar 19
For kids by kids! Young Millie Dillmount has just moved to the Big Apple in search of a new life. Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry.

Giggle, Giggle, Quack

Lifeline Theater
Mar 18 - Apr 23
Take a break from the grind with the gang from Farmer Brown’s farm with our hit musical adaptation of the 2002 New York Times bestselling book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.

Peter Pan

Compass Creative Dramatics at Stage 773
Apr 22 - Apr 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!

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.