The Playground Theater

3209 N Halsted St (at W. Belmont Ave.), Chicago, IL 60657, United States
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  • Today
    • 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Mon–Wed
    • 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 7:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–1:00 AM
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The Playground Theater is the nation's first and only not-for-profit co-op theater dedicated to the performance and instruction of improvised comedy - an art form for which Chicago is internationally renown.

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People talk about:

  • "... Claymore guys and the Free Improv Show are worth it every week. Support their..." (2 tips)
  • "... cup holders for your BYOB" (3 tips)
  • "Try the strudel. D-Lish!" (1 tip)
  • Explore Chicago

    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.

    Explore Chicago · September 20, 2011
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  • Time Out Chicago

    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 · October 31, 2011
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  • Joe A.

    See teenager of the year. Www.teenageroftheyear.org

    Joe Avella · March 23, 2010
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  • Joe A.

    Kiss the ring of King Mayor Joe Avella! Tremble in his wake of Feudal lordship. Read more

    Joe Avella · May 4, 2010
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  • Bethany R.

    Check out Sam Hill, I like those cats.

    Bethany Remely · January 6, 2011
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  • Sammy T.

    Check out The Sandbox Improv Showcase on Mondays at 8. Only $5 and BYOB!

    Sammy Tamimi · May 27, 2010
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  • Shawn B.

    The Claymore guys and the Free Improv Show are worth it every week. Support their immense support of the community and check it out.

    Shawn Bowers · April 21, 2010
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  • David H.

    The "Free Improv Show" was easily the worst $5 I've ever spent. They'd have to pay me to go again.

    David Heiser · February 3, 2010
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  • Alan H.

    Try the strudel. D-Lish!

    Alan Hawkins · June 26, 2011
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  • Eric S.

    Intimate setting - occupancy by more than 75 is illegal and only 60 seats. The show was great. Nice cup holders for your BYOB

    Eric Scull · March 29
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  • Menden I.

    funny show by Gayco

    Menden Innovations · July 2, 2013
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  • Jennifer S.

    Such a great little improv comedy hole. Best part? It's BYOB!

    Jennifer Straub · March 21, 2012
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  • Time Out Chicago

    The programming is often experimental and incredibly hit or miss, but there's no denying the youthful, infectious energy that pervades the place.

    Time Out Chicago · October 20, 2011
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  • Heather K.

    You guys are great!

    Heather Kristin · October 3, 2011
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  • Diana C.

    Friday's in July at 10 "y don't u like me?" HYSTERICAL

    Diana Carlson · July 16, 2011
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  • AJ S.

    See Schnauzer, they are pretty terrific!

    AJ Schuster · April 7, 2011
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