Tonight's Shows

The Incubator program is a cornerstone of the Playground theater. It draws hundreds to its quarterly auditions. The idea is to pair up-and-coming performers with up-and-coming coaches. The result...

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Sketch on the Rocks is an exciting night of variety and by variety we mean ANYTHING!!!    On any given night, you can witness music, stand up, sketch comedy, improv...

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Upcoming Shows

Date/Time Show

July 26, 2016

8:00 PM

Incubator Showcase

Daddy
Torque

July 26, 2016

10:00 PM

Sketch on the Rocks

July 27, 2016

8:00 PM

The New New Show

July 27, 2016

10:00 PM

Give Me Five

RECESS

July 28, 2016

8:00 PM

BYOD

July 28, 2016

10:00 PM

The Worst Show Ever

Barnacle

July 29, 2016

8:00 PM

House Team Fridays

Lumberjack Tsunami
Outlaw
Riff Raff

July 29, 2016

10:00 PM

College Improv Night

July 30, 2016

7:00 PM

2 "Bands" - 1 Night

July 30, 2016

9:00 PM

Old Time Radio

Nimbus
Shadow Cat
Cautiously Optimistic

July 30, 2016

10:30 PM

Incubator Night

Outlaw
Riff Raff
Mud
Daddy
Nimbus
Barnacle
Shadow Cat
Divorcee
Torque
Regular Girl
TBD

July 31, 2016

7:30 PM

The Free For All

Improv Basics

July 31, 2016

9:15 PM

Sunday Night Life

Improv Pros

August 1, 2016

8:00 PM

Veteran Improv

Recent News

CIF Blasts into the Playground

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Chicago’s comedy scene CAN’T BE CONTAINED. The annual Chicago Improv Festival, on it’s quest to celebrate all improv from everywhere, STORMS into the Playground theater, for a comedy ‘SPLOSION of...

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Training Center buzz at DNAinfo!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Mark Konkol was there for the inaugural Playground improv class. Witness a record of history! Take a look!

MOSAIC Accepting Submissions for Comedy Shows

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Playground Theater will be accepting SUBMISSIONS for MOSAIC. The MOSAIC program has two divisions, but still serves the same mission: to focus on artists exploring individual identity and to...

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