Chicago Theatre Week 2013

The League of Chicago Theatres, in partnership with Choose Chicago, announces the first annual Chicago Theatre Week,
celebrating the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago and
encouraging residents and visitors alike to attend a live show. Chicago
Theatre Week will be held
February 12-17, 2013 and will include discounted tickets and added incentives.


100 shows are expected to participate during Chicago Theatre Week. Each
theatre will offer $15 or $30 tickets for the week of February 12 and
tickets will be available at a centralized website,, starting January 9, 2013.


During the course of the week, there will be special events at participating theatres, including enrichment activities such as talk backs with artists and added value activities such as drink specials, as well as hotel and restaurant discounts.


goals of Theatre Week are to celebrate Chicago theatre by offering
patrons special incentives, expanding the reach throughout all Chicago
neighborhoods.  We hope that the initiative inspires a renewed and
heightened appreciation throughout Chicago and the Midwest for our rich
theatre industry,” comments Deb Clapp, Executive Director of the
League of Chicago Theatres.  “The League is delighted to partner with
Choose Chicago on this project and we are excited to work with Melissa
Cherry in her role as Vice President for culture and neighborhoods –
nothing could fit her new role better than a project that encompasses
theatre in so many of our neighborhoods.”


Eileen LaCario, Vice President of Broadway In Chicago and Chair of the League of Chicago Theatres adds, “We
are looking forward to a spectacular week, filled with amazing
theatrical experiences including a kick-off party, special events and
specially priced tickets that will make theatre accessible to a wider
audience – family and friends alike should get together in February to
see great theatre in Chicago.  Additionally, the promotional support for
Theatre Week will benefit all participating theatres. We applaud the
City of Chicago and Choose Chicago for embracing this new initiative as
part of the new Chicago Cultural Plan.”

Week will expand the visibility of theatre as a vital industry in
Chicago.  Theatre is an important part of what attracts regional
visitors and residents to this city and Choose Chicago is honored to
participate in the development and promotion of the week-long event. The
participants will be located throughout downtown and in Chicago’s great
neighborhoods and suburbs.  It’s a testament to the quantity and
quality of the artistry and business acumen throughout the industry in
Chicago,” says
Melissa Cherry, Choose Chicago’s Vice President for Cultural Tourism and Neighborhoods.

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