Amazing Chicago Theatre Week Deals for Families

Catch a family-friendly show from February 16-26 with these Chicago Theatre Week deals.

Does your family love the excitement of seeing a live performance? If so, you’ll be excited to hear that Chicago Theatre Week is back! Running Feb. 16-26, the annual program offers discounted tickets to local plays, musicals and shows for everyone in Chicago. We’ve rounded up the best shows (and deals) that you and your kids will enjoy.

Extra Yarn

Feb. 18, 19, 25, 26, 2023

This tale of family, friendship and fighting for what’s right centers around Annabelle — a young girl who finds a never-ending spool of yarn and uses it to knit sweaters for the entire town — and the Archduke who will stop at nothing to steal the yarn for himself. 

Once Upon a Symphony: Stone Soup

Feb. 25, 2023

Bring your little one to their first symphony experience where they’ll learn how musicians work together to play in perfect harmony through this tale of a villager and his communal soup pot.  

Chlorine Sky

Feb. 17, 18, 24, 25, 2023

This coming-of-age production based on the young adult novel of the same name will be relatable for older kids who are experiencing how their friendships grow, change and, sometimes, drift apart. 

Are You Smarter Than Your 8th Grade Nun?

Feb. 17, 18, 24, 25, 2023

Be sure to study up before attending this performance! Audience members become part of the act at this comedic game show where contestants compete to see who was really paying attention in class. Sure to be a laugh for all ages! 

Toni Stone

Feb. 16-19, 21-26, 2023

Baseball aficionado Toni Stone isn’t allowed to play with the boys — but she’s rejected from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League because of her race, too. Join Toni as she shatters racist and sexist barriers while pursuing her one true love: baseball. 

Blue Man Group

Feb. 16, 19, 20, 23-26, 2023

A trip to see the Blue Man Group is a Chicago staple. This theatrical, comedic concert will delight audience members of all ages as they become immersed in the amazing multi-sensory experience.

Into the Woods

Feb. 16-19, 22-26, 2023

This reimagining of the Brothers Grimm fairytale Little Red Riding Hood takes viewers on a mystical journey through the woods where happy ever after isn’t the only ending to a fairytale. This show is best suited for parents and older kids due to scenes with loud noises and depictions of violence.


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Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts is the assistant editor on the Chicago Parent team. She is always on the lookout for the coolest and trendiest new attractions, restaurants and events for Chicagoland families. Her newsletters, online family guides and exciting digital content keep families informed on all the latest happenings around town.
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