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The Playground Theater

The Playground Theater

Performing Arts Venue, Comedy Club, and Theater
Lake View East, Chicago
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  • Steph L.
    It's a cool place for small events. It's a good place for those who like intimate shows.
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinAugust 8, 2015
    Good spot for indie improv in Chicago, never quite sure what you'll see.
  • Kellen T.
    Kellen TerrettAugust 8, 2014
    This theater isn't as consistent as it use to be, but you can always see some of the best up and comers to the Chicago comedy scene.
  • Eric S.
    Eric ScullMarch 29, 2014
    Intimate setting - occupancy by more than 75 is illegal and only 60 seats. The show was great. Nice cup holders for your BYOB
  • Menden I.
    Menden InnovationsJuly 2, 2013
    funny show by Gayco
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer StraubMarch 21, 2012
    Such a great little improv comedy hole. Best part? It's BYOB!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoOctober 31, 2011
    The programming is often experimental and incredibly hit or miss, but there's no denying the youthful, infectious energy that pervades the place. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoOctober 20, 2011
    The programming is often experimental and incredibly hit or miss, but there's no denying the youthful, infectious energy that pervades the place.
  • Heather K.
    Heather KristinOctober 3, 2011
    You guys are great!
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoSeptember 20, 2011
    The Playground Theater is one of the country’s only not-for-profit improv theaters. It's a completely artist-led theater company and features all forms of improv on weeknights. Tickets are $5 & $10.
  • Diana C.
    Diana CarlsonJuly 16, 2011
    Friday's in July at 10 "y don't u like me?" HYSTERICAL
  • Alan H.
    Alan HawkinsJune 26, 2011
    Try the strudel. D-Lish!
  • AJ S.
    AJ SchusterApril 7, 2011
    See Schnauzer, they are pretty terrific!
  • Bethany R.
    Bethany RemelyJanuary 6, 2011
    Check out Sam Hill, I like those cats.
  • Sammy T.
    Sammy TamimiMay 27, 2010
    Check out The Sandbox Improv Showcase on Mondays at 8. Only $5 and BYOB!
  • Joe A.
    Joe AvellaMay 4, 2010
    Kiss the ring of King Mayor Joe Avella! Tremble in his wake of Feudal lordship. Read more
  • Shawn B.
    Shawn BowersApril 21, 2010
    The Claymore guys and the Free Improv Show are worth it every week. Support their immense support of the community and check it out.
  • Joe A.
    Joe AvellaMarch 23, 2010
    See teenager of the year. Www.teenageroftheyear.org
  • David H.
    David HeiserFebruary 3, 2010
    The "Free Improv Show" was easily the worst $5 I've ever spent. They'd have to pay me to go again.
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