Theater on the Lake

Welcome to Theater on the Lake: The Chicago Summer Theater Festival.  Celebrating 62 years of Chicago’s rich off-Loop theater community.  
In late November, 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 62nd season will be taking the shows on the road to three different park locations across the city this summer: Union Park, Berger Park Cultural Center and Washington Park Refectory.  

To view shows and locations and purchase tickets online, click on “2014 Season” below.


2014 Season Schedule
Tickets go on sale May 19, 2014.
As a gift to our devoted patrons, this season we are suspending subscriptions and flex passes and reducing ALL ticket prices to $10.


Artistic Curators - meet the 2014 curators


Production History: 1996-2013


Facility Information & History

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

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