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Chicago Playworks

Spark your family's imagination with an afternoon of fun!

Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences is the oldest continually producing children’s theatre in the Midwest. Founded as the Goodman Children's Theatre in 1925 and recognized as a pioneer of theatre for families, Chicago Playworks welcomes more than 30,000 students and families to our highly celebrated productions each season. Today we are dedicated to reflecting our audience's experience in an urban, contemporary, and multi-ethnic environment.

Tickets are $12. Group Discounts are available. Call 312.922.1999 for more information.

Don't miss the 2019-20 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Series!


October 03, 2019 - November 09, 2019

Brooklyn Bridge

January 16, 2020 - February 22, 2020

A Wrinkle in Time

April 16, 2020 - May 23, 2020


Jeff Mills

Jeff Mills, Artistic Director

"Being an audience member is actually a creative act and any time we can get young people to participate and create, they become empowered.  If you can reach these young people early and often enough, they will start to crave the live experience and eventually make it a valued part of their habitual cultural lifestyle on into adulthood."  Read More