Theater on the Lake

Welcome to Theater on the Lake: The Chicago Summer Theater Festival.  Celebrating 63 years of Chicago’s rich off-Loop theater community.

In November 2013, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Superintendent Michael P. Kelly announced that the Chicago Park District is converting the historic Theater on the Lake building from a summer-only programming site to a year-round program and event facility.  Learn more.

While renovation is underway, Theater on the Lake’s 63rd season will once again take the shows on the road to various park locations across the city this summer.

The 2015 season and performance locations will be announced in spring 2015.


2015 Season
During Theater on the Lake’s pending renovation, the 2015 festival will once again be touring performances across the city. Stay tuned for the 2015 season announcement in spring!


Artistic Curator - meet the 2015 curator


Production History: 1996-2013


Facility Information & History

Contact Us
Theater on the Lake
(312) 742-7994
Samantha Chavis, Managing Director

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