Theaters and Plays Near Me

Craving the drama of live theater? Catch a local play at a historic theater with plush seats or crowd into a speakeasy-style comedy club with friends. Live shows are happening all around you, so check out these deals to find one today.

Blue Man Group Chicago Tickets Through April 19
Blue Man Group – Up to 43% Off

Acclaimed trio of painted humanoids specialize in performances with unconventional percussion and colorful visuals

Briar Street Theatre
1,000+ bought
$83.25 $47.00
Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday Show at Chicago Magic Lounge (October 9, 2019–December 30, 2020)
Chicago Magic Lounge – Up to 31% Off Magic Shows

Chicago Magic Lounge hosts three weekly magic shows that spotlight magicians with their own unique style and stage presence

Chicago Magic Lounge 8.6 mi
970+ bought
$20.00 $15.00
"Button Mashing Stand-Up Comedy Event" - Thursday, Mar 19, 2020 / 9:00pm
"Button Mashing Stand-Up Comedy Event" - Thursday, Mar 19, 2020 / 9...

Button Mashing Stand-Up Comedy Event

Lakeview 5.8 mi
10+ bought
One Ticket to "Drunk Shakespeare" at The Lounge
"Drunk Shakespeare" – Up to 45% Off Improv

The show that TimeOut New York calls a “live-action Drunk History” always starts the same way: one cast member downs shots of whiskey

Behind the Chicago Theater 2.7 mi
1,000+ bought
$43.00 $25.00
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild'n Out Girl Search 2020 & AfterParty - Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 / 2:00pm
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild'n Out Girl Search 2020 & AfterParty - Sa...

Nick Cannon Presents: Wild’n Out Girl Search 2020 & AfterParty

Near North Side 3.1 mi
$40.00 $27.75
Jurassic Quest Dinosaur Experience (March 6–8)
Jurassic Quest Dinosaur Experience – Up to22% Off

Jurassic Quest features over 100 life-sized dinosaur replicas, including a 50 ft. long moving Megalodon, the T-Rex and a Spinosaurus

Navy Pier 3.6 mi
1,000+ bought
$30.52 $23.80
Murder-Mystery Dinner for One or Two at The Murder Mystery Co. (Up to 43% Off)
Up to 43% Off at The Murder Mystery Co.

Interactive murder mystery dinner starring professional actors testing guests’ sleuthing skills throughout a three course meal

Multiple Locations 5.3 mi
10,000+ bought
$60.00 $35.00
Bad Boys Live Male Revue (Dec. 2019–Dec. 2020)
Bad Boys Live – Up to 39% Off Male Revue

Vegas-style male revue sees Josh Seiter of ABC’s The Bachelorette strip and dance alongside a cast of other hunks

LITE Chicago
1,000+ bought
$31.37 $19.00

ComedySportz: Fast & Funny Improv Comedy for the Whole Family

Lakeview 6.2 mi
2 bought
$25.00 $19.00

Pimprov — Hilarious, Original Improv Comedy

Lakeview 7.3 mi
$15.00 $11.25
Prix Fixe Dinner for Two, Four, or Six People at Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club (Up to 47% Off)
Up to 47% Off Dinner at Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club

Female impersonators put on a show every 30 minutes as diners clink martini glasses and trade bites of savory entrees

Lakeview 6.9 mi
1,000+ bought
$95.00 $59.00
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble: Performance With a Purpose

Edgewater 8.8 mi
$19.00 $13.75
"Semi-Regal Standup Showcase"
"Semi-Regal Standup Showcase"

Semi-Regal Standup Showcase

Lakeview 5.8 mi
70+ bought
90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour
90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour

Be inspired by the captivating, visual art that is Chicago’s legendary architecture, and the exceptional architects who created this ever-changing, dynamic legacy for all to enjoy and admire. This comprehensive 90 minute tour will navigate through the heart of the city on all three branches of the Chicago River while your professionally-trained architectural guide tells the story of more than 130 years of innovation in design, style and technique and why it is important today. There is no reserved seating, as seating is first come first served. Located on the bottom deck of our climate-controlled lounge are restrooms and a full service bar with snacks, such as chips and candy (no meals or food are served), and a selection of beers, wines, cocktails and soft drinks. All vessel bars accept cash and all major credit cards.

Near North Side 3.0 mi
920+ bought
Teatro ZinZanni at Spiegeltent ZaZou
Teatro ZinZanni at Spiegeltent ZaZou

Teatro ZinZanni: High-Flying Cirque Dinner Theater

Downtown Chicago 2.6 mi
70+ bought
$119.00 $106.50

Here is what our customers had to say about theater and shows on Groupon:


"Oly Underground is like hanging out in your rec room, except with great food and music and someone to make drinks! It’s a very relaxed, all age atmosphere and I always enjoy my time there.."-Alison R.


"What the restaurant lacked in atmosphere it made up for in service and food. While being pricey, the novelty of the evening made it fun. From 9-10, 5 singers came out and sang followed by a show from 10-11 then followed by the same singers again for everyone to dance to. The show part was definitely the best part. I wish it had been longer.."-Holly B.


"Enjoyed the Kit Kat Lounge. Food was good, drink was delicious and performer was entertaining. My guest and I sat right by the door so we were freezing for the first 20 minutes of the show. I would definitley go back.."-Karrie S.


"I truly can’t believe that people have posted negative reviews. The service was wonderful and we absolutely loved the staff. We went for an early dinner to avoid crowding and got a very personalized experience. We were able to upgrade our entrees to the steak for $5 and the food was all great. Entertainment was hilarious, but you’ll have to see it for yourself.."-Kiki M.


"The vegan food is delicious. HIGHLY recommend the cheesecake. Great service. Fun atmosphere. Historic SF. How much more do you need??."-Chelsea d.


"We had the best time! They had appetizers before the show, a mini show in the waiting area, and then we were led into the main area. The actors were amazing and food was yummy! The servers were really nice and atentive. They brought us brownies with candles to celebrate my son and husband’s birthday which was very nice. I really like how interactive the actors and the show is with the crowd. A bunch of kids and adults, including my husband, were asked to participate which was really cool! Will be back soon!."-Maria S.

Live Performances Nearby

If you’re looking for a traditional stand-up comedy show where you’ll laugh until you cry, there are plenty nearby. But if you want to branch out and explore something different, try a drag show or adults-only burlesque.

Both drag and burlesque celebrate performance styles and people of all backgrounds. You’ll laugh, cry, and celebrate along with a crowd of enthusiastic attendees. These are shows where yelling and cheering are absolutely encouraged, so find a venue with live performances nearby and shout the stress away.