Playground Productions strives to provide a space for performers and producers who create original, intersectional, and experimental material. We welcome Chicago’s performing arts community to produce work that represents their creative vision and the diverse cultural landscape of our community.


If you have an idea for a show, we’d love to hear about it!

Submit HERE!


The best part is, it doesn’t have to be funny. Although we are primarily a comedy theater, we hope, above all, to be a safe haven for artists to explore and grow. Anything you’d like to do on stage is worth pitching! We’re excited to help you turn your vision and into a reality.

Email with any other inquiries.



The PG wants to make making art affordable! Renting has the potential for a larger payout for your production and a little bit more risk. A split agreement lowers your potential cost and your potential payout.


Rental Rates (2hr minimum – load in to load out):

Typical show slots. Longer buyouts available with enough notice.


8pm (Load in: 7:30, Load Out: 9:30)

10pm (Load in: 9:30, Load Out: –)



7pm (Load in: 6:30, Load Out: 8:30)

*9pm (Load in: 8:30, Load Out: 10:15) *60min show slot – $125 only

10:30 (Load in: 10:15, Load Out: –)


Sunday currently houses 3 permanent shows. Special requests for Sundays need 2 months notice.

With a rental, you can set your own ticket prices and/or use your own ticketing service.

Monday Benefit Shows – $25/hr

Sun/Tue/Wed – $75/hr

Th-Sa – $125/hr


Split Agreements (All percentages taken after processing fees deducted):

(PG tickets are $10/$5 with student ID, +$1 online. On a split, you have the option to waive the student fee.)

Monday Benefit Shows: 30% to PG / 70% to Production

Sun – Wed: 50/50 split after $50 to PG

Th – Sat: 50/50 split after $100 to PG


Risk Free, Everything to PG

If you’re new to producing and nervous about being on the hook for rent or a box office minimum, you can do the show risk free! All revenue goes to the PG, a 501(c)3 non-profit.

The PG is willing to take the risk with you by not requiring a minimum or rent. Our production team is here to answer any questions you may have and help you produce a fantastic show!


Playground Productions Team: