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City of Chicago

Our Chicago location places us at the heart of a world-class theatrical and cultural community that serves as an extended classroom for our students. We believe that there is no better place to study or enrich your career.

The Theatre School is located on DePaul University's Lincoln Park campus, and being part of an urban campus is central to our identity. The city of Chicago offers so many opportunities for world-class cultural experiences, great theatre, great food, and diverse community. Learn more about DePaul University in the context of Chicago here.

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The Theatre School is a proud member of the League of Chicago Theatres. The League of Chicago Theatres serves a membership of more than 200 theaters, a rich and varied theater community ranging from storefront, non-union theaters with budgets under $10,000 to major cultural centers with multi-million dollar shows. No other theater service organization in the country has such a diverse theater membership. Learn more about Chicago Theatre by visiting their website.

It is through the vibrant Chicago theatre scene that our faculty and staff are able to keep a finger on the pulse of what is happening in the profession. On any given weekend, alumni, faculty, or staff members of The Theatre School are making theatre in our beloved city, and those experiences inform not only the dialogue in our classrooms, but also the cultural dialogue in the city.

"Everyone is welcome at the theatre! For details about our Pay-What-You-Can program for Chicago Playworks and performances in Lincoln Park, please reach out to me."


United Service Organizations of Illinois

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The USO lifts the spirits of America's troops and their families. The mission of the USO is to enhance the quality of life of the U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their families and to create a cooperative relationship between U.S. military communities and involved or supporting civilian communities. The USO of Illinois is a civilian 501(c)(3) registered non-profit, not a government agency. We are supported solely by the generosity of the American people. Learn more at

About our partnership:
On designated Chicago Playworks performances and performances in the Watts Theatre throughout the season, active duty, guard, and reserve military personnel and their families (with a valid military ID) can attend for free! Reservations are recommended. If you would like to reserve tickets, you can do so through the USO of Illinois ticket registration website at or by calling the USO of Illinois at 312.822.6699.

If you would like more information about The Theatre School at DePaul University, and our community partnerships, please contact Kristin Morris at ​​