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.


Now Playing

AlphaBet Soup Productions presents The Jungle Book

Multiple Venues
Apr 17 - Aug 02
Join a young boy named Mowgli as he learns the importance of friendship, family and survival with the help of his new friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther. Filled with songs, dance and audience participation, you'll have more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

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.

Little Shop of Horrors

Mercury Theater
Mar 01 - Jun 30
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS has devoured the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 30 years, following the story of floral assistant Seymour Krelborn as he stumbles across a new breed of carnivorous plant that promises to grant him fame, fortune and all his desires – as long as the blood keeps flowing.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Filament Theatre
Mar 30 - May 26
Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit made of china. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward has no interest in anyone other than himself. Through a miraculous journey, Edward learns what it is to love, what it is to lose that love, and how to find the courage to love again.

Roald Dahl's Matilda

Drury Lane Theater
Apr 26 - Jun 23
Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical tells the tale of a precocious 5-year-old girl with special talents. Facing many obstacles caused by her family and school, the book-loving Matilda befriends her teacher and helps the woman to reclaim her life.

Storytown Improv

Stage 773
Sep 22 - May 31
Storytown is a fully improvised show put on by our “Townies” for you and your family. Performed every Saturday at 10:30 am – you will be laughing right along with your kids.

West Side Story

Lyric Opera of Chicago
May 03 - Jun 02
Tony and Maria are two wide-eyed teenagers from opposing gangs who fall in love. As their friends and family battle with one another, Tony and Maria long for “a place for us…somewhere.”

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

Drury Lane Theatre
Mar 07 - Jun 15
Based on the beloved comic strip by Charles Schulz, this charming revue of vignettes and song explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang - Linus, Lucy, Sally, Schroeder, and Snoopy.

Coming Soon

Honk Jr

Vero Voce Theater
Jun 07 - Jun 16
Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat.

The Selfish Giant

Ghostlight Ensemble at Otherworld Theatre
Jun 08 - Jun 30
Based on Oscar Wilde's short story of the same name, The Selfish Giant is a story that illustrates the perils of isolation and the negative consequences of selfishness, but it also teaches us that it is never too late for redemption and for love.

Disney’s Frozen

Cadillac Palace Theatre
Oct 21 - Jan 03