View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
 
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
 

The Playground Theater

Chicago, IL


The Playground Theater is the nation's only not-for-profit co-op theater dedicated to the performance and instruction of improvised comedy. Founded in 1997, the theater is home to 12 member improv ensembles and welcomes guest ensembles from across Chicago and around the world. The Playground's 180 affiliated actors work on a 100% volunteer basis to perform and operate the theater which also offers fundraising benefit shows, improv masters classes, and customized comedy shows for corporations and other groups.





Events

PRIDE NIGHT at The Chicago Improv Festival

April 21, 2015 7:30 PM

The Chicago Improv Festival Presents Pride Night.
[View Event]

Poster Boys, Sibling Rivalry & Saintly Cherub at The Chicago Improv Festival

April 23, 2015 8:00 PM

The Chicago Improv Festival presents a night of Emerging Artists featuring Poster Boys, Sibling Rivalry & Saintly Cherub
[View Event]

Moon Roof, The Ultimate Sin & Ginger Price at The Chicago Improv Fesival

April 23, 2015 10:00 PM

The Chicago Improv Festival Presents a night of Emerging Artists featuring Moon Roof, The Ultimate Sin & Ginger Price
[View Event]

Improv Nerd with Belushi & Barinholtz

April 24, 2015 1:30 PM

Improv Nerd is a weekly podcast that is recorded in front of a live audience, hosted by Jimmy Carrane, a well-known improv teacher in Chicago and former host on Chicago Public Radio. In each episode, Jimmy interviews an icon in the world of improv, giving audiences a behind-the-scenes look at careers in comedy. The show is hosted on FeralAudio.com, a Los Angeles-based podcast collective. Past guests have included Jeff Garlin, Tim Meadows, David Koechner, Rachel Dratch, Horatio Sanz, Andy Richter, Matt Besser, Susan Messing, TJ Jagodowski and more. Listen to past episodes at www.jimmycarrane.com.
[View Event]

Change Machine, Minority Report & Complot Escena at The Chicago Improv Festival

April 24, 2015 8:00 PM

The Chicago Improv Festival Presents Change Machine, Minority Report & Complot Escena at The Playground Theater
[View Event]

Cake Bagel, Virginia Slims & Jordan Pippen at The Chicago Improv Festival

April 24, 2015 10:00 PM - April 25, 2015 10:00 PM

The Chicago Improv Festival presents Cake Bagel, Virginia Slims & Jordan Pippen
[View Event]

Change Machine, Minority Report & Stir Friday Night at The Chicago Improv Festival

April 25, 2015 8:00 PM

The Chicago Improv Festival Presents Change Machine, Minority Report & Stir Friday Night at The Playground Theater
[View Event]

Writing Through Improvisation

May 09, 2015 3:00 PM

Writing Through Improvisation: A six week workshop Saturday May 9th-June 13th 3-5pm at The Playground Theater. The course is a study of improvisation as it relates to sketch comedy.
[View Event]

Discussion



Contact
The Playground Theater
Matthew Barbera

Address
3209 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60657

Phone
(773) 871-3793

Email
mattatthepg@gmail.com

Website
http://www.theplaygroundtheater.com

Maps
Send a Direct Message
History

YOsoLO Presents: Seth Origitano a...

April 02, 2015 7:30 PM - April 16, 2015 7:30 PM
[View Event]

SOLO SKETCH COMEDY CLASS - Instru...

February 23, 2015 7:00 PM
[View Event]

Improv 101- Core Techniques: The...

February 13, 2015 3:30 PM
[View Event]

Improv 102: Scene Work - Explorin...

February 07, 2015 1:00 PM
[View Event]

IMPROV 101-Core Techniques- The J...

January 04, 2015 12:00 PM
[View Event]

Division Street: A Sketch Revue

December 11, 2014 8:00 PM - December 19, 2014 8:00 PM
[View Event]

CHARACTER WORKSHOP w/ KEVIN READER

December 06, 2014 4:00 PM
[View Event]

SOLO SKETCH COMEDY CLASS - Instru...

November 03, 2014 12:00 PM - February 15, 2015 12:00 PM
[View Event]

Out of Character

October 10, 2014 8:00 PM - February 27, 2015 8:00 PM
[View Event]

Bien Funny!

October 02, 2014 7:30 PM - October 05, 2014 7:30 PM
[View Event]

Out of Character

September 19, 2014 8:00 PM - September 26, 2014 8:00 PM
[View Event]

SOLO SKETCH COMEDY CLASS - Instru...

September 02, 2014 2:00 PM - September 07, 2014 12:00 PM
[View Event]

QUIVER

August 16, 2014 10:00 PM - August 30, 2014 10:00 PM
[View Event]

Do You Want a Sandwich: The Roman...

August 14, 2014 8:00 PM - September 04, 2014 8:00 PM
[View Event]

GIVE ME 500

August 01, 2014 7:00 PM - August 02, 2014 10:00 PM
[View Event]

GIVE ME 500 Performers Submission

July 21, 2014 12:00 AM
[View Event]

ALT FUNDRAISING COMEDY SHOW AT TH...

May 31, 2014 8:00 PM
[View Event]

Group Therapy

May 22, 2014 8:00 PM - May 29, 2014 8:00 PM
[View Event]

Out of Character

April 11, 2014 8:00 PM - June 27, 2014 8:00 PM
[View Event]

CIF PRESENTS Apprentice Shows

April 06, 2014 1:00 PM
[View Event]

Chicago Improv Festival Presents...

April 05, 2014 11:00 PM
[View Event]

Chicago Improv Festival Presents...

April 05, 2014 9:00 PM
[View Event]

Chicago Improv Festival Presents...

April 05, 2014 7:00 PM
[View Event]

Chicago Improv Festival Presents...

April 04, 2014 11:00 PM
[View Event]

Chicago Improv Festival PResents...

April 04, 2014 9:00 PM
[View Event]

Chicago Improv Festival Presents...

April 04, 2014 7:00 PM
[View Event]

CHICAGO IMPROV FESTIVAL PRESENTS...

April 03, 2014 10:00 PM
[View Event]

Chicago Improv Festival Presents...

April 03, 2014 8:00 PM
[View Event]

CHICAGO IMPROV FESTIVAL PRESENTS...

April 01, 2014 8:00 PM
[View Event]

Improvised X-FILES

March 21, 2014 10:00 PM - May 02, 2014 10:00 PM
[View Event]

The Big Yellow Bus

March 20, 2014 8:00 PM - May 15, 2014 8:00 PM
[View Event]

COMEDY Q

January 04, 2014 10:00 PM - February 22, 2014 10:00 PM
[View Event]

Play Ground

October 23, 2013 8:00 PM - November 20, 2013 8:00 PM
[View Event]

Improvised Friday Night Lights

October 18, 2013 10:00 PM - November 15, 2013 10:00 PM
[View Event]

The Update Report

September 17, 2013 8:00 PM - October 22, 2013 8:00 PM
[View Event]

BRASS CHUCKLES COMEDY

September 14, 2013 10:00 PM - March 08, 2014 10:00 PM
[View Event]

The Loop: An Electronic Improvise...

September 07, 2013 8:00 PM - September 28, 2013 8:00 PM
[View Event]

KWEENS OF COMEDY

September 06, 2013 10:00 PM - September 27, 2013 10:00 PM
[View Event]

BIG YELLOW BUS

September 05, 2013 8:00 PM - October 10, 2013 8:00 PM
[View Event]

2 B's from Arkansas

September 04, 2013 10:00 PM - October 09, 2013 10:00 PM
[View Event]

Out of Character

August 30, 2013 8:00 PM - November 01, 2013 8:00 PM
[View Event]

The Tomkat Project

August 04, 2013 8:30 PM - October 02, 2013 7:30 PM
[View Event]

THE SOB SHOW

June 14, 2013 10:00 PM
[View Event]

BARACK ALL NIGHT AND PHAT BEETHOVEN

June 13, 2013 8:00 PM
[View Event]

RABBIT RABBIT and THE DIRTY SHAME

June 12, 2013 8:00 PM
[View Event]

FIGMENT Fundraiser at The Pl;aygr...

June 01, 2013 8:00 PM
[View Event]

The Tomkat Project

April 10, 2013 8:00 PM - June 05, 2013 8:00 PM
[View Event]

CIF Presents Kyle & Drew, Hugs &...

April 06, 2013 7:00 PM
[View Event]

Geeking Out with Scott Adsit an...

April 06, 2013 5:30 PM
[View Event]

CIF Presents Machine A, Crab Hand...

April 05, 2013 11:59 PM - April 06, 2013 11:59 PM
[View Event]

CIF Presents Mendoza & Horses

April 05, 2013 10:30 PM - April 06, 2013 10:30 PM
[View Event]

CIF Presents NICE ASTRONAUT & UML...

April 05, 2013 9:00 PM - April 06, 2013 9:00 PM
[View Event]

CIF Presents Kyle & Drew, Scores...

April 05, 2013 7:00 PM
[View Event]

CIF Presents Ferret, Taco Tuesday...

April 04, 2013 10:00 PM
[View Event]

CIF Presents Portion Control, The...

April 04, 2013 8:00 PM
[View Event]

CIF Presents The Boys, 3 Peat and...

April 03, 2013 10:00 PM
[View Event]

CIF- ONE WORLD ONE STAGE

April 03, 2013 7:00 PM
[View Event]

CIF LGBT SHOWCASE

April 02, 2013 8:00 PM
[View Event]

The Tomkat Project

March 06, 2013 8:00 PM - March 27, 2013 8:00 PM
[View Event]

BRASS CHUCKLES COMEDY

March 02, 2013 10:00 PM - April 12, 2013 8:00 PM
[View Event]

THE TELETHON

February 03, 2013 12:00 AM - March 10, 2013 12:00 AM
[View Event]

BRASS CHUCKLES COMEDY

February 02, 2013 10:00 PM
[View Event]

BRASS CHUCKLES COMEDY

January 04, 2013 10:00 PM
[View Event]

POE: Improvised Tales of the Maca...

October 06, 2012 10:00 PM - November 10, 2012 10:00 PM
[View Event]

BRASS CHUCKLES COMEDY

October 05, 2012 10:00 PM - December 07, 2012 10:00 PM
[View Event]

BRASS CHUCKLES

August 31, 2012 10:00 PM
[View Event]

The Comedy Mashup Showcase

August 17, 2012 10:00 PM
[View Event]

The Nerdologues

July 06, 2012 10:00 PM - July 27, 2012 10:00 PM
[View Event]

Sean Flannery in Never Been To Pa...

June 15, 2012 10:00 PM - June 16, 2012 10:00 PM
[View Event]

ALONE, Chicago's Best in Solo Ske...

June 15, 2012 8:00 PM - June 16, 2012 8:00 PM
[View Event]

SEEDER & LEE at THE TBS JUST FOR...

June 14, 2012 10:30 PM
[View Event]

BRIAN BABYLON AT THE TBS JUST FOR...

June 14, 2012 9:30 PM
[View Event]

MATT & MEGAN HOVDE- THE HOVDEES a...

June 14, 2012 8:30 PM
[View Event]

NICE at The TBS JUST FOR LAUGHS i...

June 14, 2012 7:30 PM
[View Event]

THURSDAY ALL NIGHT PASSTBS JUST F...

June 14, 2012 7:30 PM
[View Event]

MY MANN'S in THE PET PROJECT SERI...

June 13, 2012 10:30 PM
[View Event]

CHRIS CONDREN in THE PET PROJECT...

June 13, 2012 9:30 PM
[View Event]

THE OTHER OTHER GUYS PET PROJECT...

June 13, 2012 8:30 PM
[View Event]

TBS Just for Laughs Chicago Pet P...

June 13, 2012 7:30 PM
[View Event]

WISE SNATCH in THE PET PROJECT SE...

June 13, 2012 7:30 PM
[View Event]

The Comedy Mash-Up Showcase

June 01, 2012 10:00 PM
[View Event]

Chicago Improv Festival presents...

April 28, 2012 10:00 PM
[View Event]

Chicago Improv Festival presents...

April 28, 2012 8:30 PM
[View Event]

Chicago Improv Festival presents...

April 28, 2012 7:00 PM
[View Event]

Chicago Improv Festival presents...

April 27, 2012 10:00 PM
[View Event]

Chicago Improv Festival presents...

April 27, 2012 8:30 PM
[View Event]

Chicago Improv Festival presents...

April 27, 2012 7:00 PM
[View Event]

Chicago Improv Festival presents...

April 26, 2012 9:00 PM
[View Event]

Chicago Improv Festival presents...

April 26, 2012 7:00 PM
[View Event]

International Stinger presents Th...

February 25, 2012 8:00 PM - March 10, 2012 8:00 PM
[View Event]

Twittamentary: Beta Screening

February 18, 2012 5:30 PM
[View Event]

Mercy for Animals Benefit

February 10, 2012 8:00 PM
[View Event]

Mustang Repair presents The #Twee...

February 04, 2012 8:00 PM - February 18, 2012 8:00 PM
[View Event]

Masquerade

January 27, 2012 10:00 PM - March 16, 2012 10:00 PM
[View Event]

Homey Loves Reality TV

January 14, 2012 8:00 PM - January 28, 2012 8:00 PM
[View Event]

CAPICU y otros cuentos de mi Abue...

November 27, 2011 1:00 PM - November 27, 2011 7:00 PM
[View Event]

The Night Shift presents FEAR

October 15, 2011 10:00 PM - October 29, 2011 10:00 PM
[View Event]

Takin' It to the Beats!

October 12, 2011 8:00 PM - June 30, 2012 10:00 PM
[View Event]

K.C. Redheart presents the Playgr...

August 26, 2011 5:00 PM - August 27, 2011 10:00 PM
[View Event]

SCREWED: An Improvised Porn Movie

August 06, 2011 10:00 PM - October 08, 2011 10:00 PM
[View Event]

Cameron Esposito's Side Mullet Na...

August 05, 2011 10:00 PM - August 19, 2011 10:00 PM
[View Event]

Out of Character

July 15, 2011 8:00 PM - May 25, 2012 8:00 PM
[View Event]

Y Don't U Like Me?

July 08, 2011 10:00 PM - July 29, 2011 10:00 PM
[View Event]

I Am the Horizon

June 24, 2011 8:00 PM - July 08, 2011 8:00 PM
[View Event]

TBS JUST FOR LAUGHS PRESENTS ALON...

June 17, 2011 10:00 PM - June 18, 2011 10:00 PM
[View Event]

TBS Just For Laughs Chicago prese...

June 17, 2011 8:00 PM - June 18, 2011 8:00 PM
[View Event]

TBS Just For Laughs Pet Project S...

June 16, 2011 9:30 PM
[View Event]

TBS Just For Laughs Pet Project S...

June 16, 2011 8:30 PM
[View Event]

TBS Just For Laughs Festival Pres...

June 16, 2011 7:30 PM
[View Event]

TBS Just For Laughs Pet Project S...

June 16, 2011 7:30 PM
[View Event]

TBS Just For Laughs Pet Project S...

June 15, 2011 10:30 PM - June 16, 2011 10:30 PM
[View Event]

TBS Just For Laughs Pet Project S...

June 15, 2011 9:30 PM
[View Event]

TBS Just For Laughs Pet Project S...

June 15, 2011 8:30 PM
[View Event]

TBS Just For Laughs Festival Pres...

June 15, 2011 7:30 PM
[View Event]

TBS Just For Laughs Pet Project S...

June 15, 2011 7:30 PM
[View Event]

HEART (Humane Education Advocates...

June 10, 2011 8:00 PM
[View Event]

International Stinger presents St...

June 04, 2011 8:00 PM - July 16, 2011 8:00 PM
[View Event]

The #TweetLife Presents the Tweet...

June 03, 2011 8:00 PM
[View Event]

The #TweetLife of @thelocaltourist

May 06, 2011 8:00 PM
[View Event]

Improvised Jane Austen

April 16, 2011 8:00 PM - May 28, 2011 8:00 PM
[View Event]

Stir-Friday Night! Benefit for Ja...

April 14, 2011 8:00 PM
[View Event]

Mercy for Animals Fundraiser feat...

April 01, 2011 7:30 PM
[View Event]

The Davenports: An Improvised Soa...

March 25, 2011 11:59 PM - December 16, 2011 11:59 PM
[View Event]

The #TweetLife Presents the Tweet...

March 25, 2011 8:00 PM
[View Event]

Celebrating C2E2 w/ The Fling, In...

March 18, 2011 8:00 PM
[View Event]

K.C. Redheart presents PROCESS.

March 12, 2011 8:00 PM - August 20, 2011 8:00 PM
[View Event]

Comedy Queue

November 20, 2010 10:00 PM - June 25, 2011 10:00 PM
[View Event]

Teenager of The Year and Space Mu...

November 19, 2010 10:00 PM - December 17, 2010 10:00 PM
[View Event]

Prescott Tolk Hosts Grafitti

October 22, 2010 10:00 PM - November 05, 2010 10:00 PM
[View Event]

Teenager of The Year Hosts The Sm...

October 16, 2010 10:00 PM
[View Event]

Teenager of The Year Hosts Grafit...

August 06, 2010 10:00 PM - August 27, 2010 10:00 PM
[View Event]

TBS JUST FOR LAUGHS PRESENTS ALON...

June 18, 2010 10:00 PM - June 19, 2010 10:00 PM
[View Event]

TBS JUST FOR LAUGHS PRESENTS THE...

June 18, 2010 8:00 PM - June 19, 2010 8:00 PM
[View Event]

TBS JUST FOR LAUGHS- TWEETLIFE &...

June 17, 2010 8:00 PM
[View Event]

5 Moes Named Guy

October 10, 2009 10:00 PM - November 21, 2009 10:00 PM
[View Event]
Contact us
Email
support@brownpapertickets.com
24/7 Customer Service
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
Resources
Developer Center
Media Center
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Locations
Event Producers
Create an Event
Pricing
Services
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Join the mailing list
Get spam-free daily notifications of new events in your neighborhood!
Customize your mailing list
Connect with us
Friend us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Watch us on YouTube
Read our blog
Get to know us
Meet the Doers
Use of Brown Paper Tickets is subject to our Terms & Conditions. All rights reserved. © 2000-2015 Mobile EN ES FR