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.