The League of Chicago Theatres announces the reopening of its Hot Tix locations and the return of half-price tickets, available online and in-person, signaling the long-awaited reopening of the robust Chicago theatre industry.
Since theatres ceased in-person productions on March 13, 2020, Hot Tix has been a comprehensive resource for all theatre productions, both online and in-person, regardless of available discounts. Starting August 1, www.HotTix.org returned to its regular activity of only offering half-price tickets.
The Hot Tix location at 72 E Randolph, across from the Chicago Cultural Center, reopened on August 11th. Hours of operationare Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11am – 6pm. The location at Block Thirty Seven, Shops at 108 N. State will reopen on October 1, 2021.
League of Chicago Theatres Executive Director Deb Clapp comments, “With the reopening of theatres, we are again able to offer half-price tickets to one of the League’s most popular services for its members and the ticket-buying public. Hot Tix is a unique discount option in that all profits support the theatre industry through the programs, initiatives and grants generated from the League of Chicago Theatres. It’s an affordable way for audiences to return to the theatre while supporting theatre and theatre practitioners in our area.”
The following productions are a small selection of shows currently available for half-price on www.HotTix.org or coming soon:
Goodman Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh, directed by Lilli-Anne Brown runs through August 29.
Drunk Shakespeare’s cast of five classically trained actors meet as the “The Drunk Shakespeare Society” to perform a Shakespeare play in the Loop at The Lion Theatre.
Music Theater Works tells the sunny tale of Mamma Mia! through the music of Abba at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, starting August 19.
Marriott Theatre’s Artist Lounge Series includes Higher and Higher: A Rock ‘n Soul Party with Chester Gregory (August 14 and 15), My Happiness: Michelle Lauto Sings Connie Francis (August 21 and 22) and Elvis My Way: Brandon Bennet (August 28 and 29).
All available half-price tickets are listed and on sale at HotTix.org. Additional shows and tickets will be added as theatre venues reopen in the coming months.
Chicago theatres prioritize gathering safely. Patrons are encouraged to confirm current protocols at each theatre. Shows and protocols are subject to change.
About Chicago theatre
Chicago theatre is the leader in the U.S. with more than 250 theatres throughout Chicagoland, comprising a rich and varied community ranging from storefront, non-union theatres to the most renowned resident theatres in the country, including 5 which have been honored with Regional Tony Awards, and the largest touring Broadway organization in the nation. Chicago’s theatres serve 5 million audience members annually and have a combined budget of more than $250 million. Chicago produces and/or presents more world premieres annually than any other city in the nation. Each year Chicago theatres send new work to resident theatres across the country, to Broadway, and around the world.
The League of Chicago Theatres’ Mission Statement
Theatre is essential to the life of a great city and to its citizens. The League of Chicago Theatres is an alliance of theatres, which leverages its collective strength to support, promote and advocate for Chicago’s theatre industry. Through our work, we ensure that theatre continues to thrive in our city.