Welcome to Theater on the Lake: The Chicago Summer Theater Festival. Celebrating 66 years of Chicago’s rich off-Loop theater community.
The Festival is thrilled to return to our newly renovated home at Theater on the Lake for the 2018 season. In November 2013, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Superintendent Michael P. Kelly announced that the Chicago Park District would convert the historic Theater on the Lake building from a summer-only programming site to a year-round event facility. The thoughtfully restored building is now home to The Lakefront Restaurant, Theater on the Lake: The Chicago Summer Theater Festival, and a multitude of special events.
Individual tickets are on sale now! To view shows and locations, and get tickets, click on "2018 Season" below.