LOCT: 45th Anniversary Programming

League of Chicago Theatres Annual Meeting
& Chicago Theatre Week Kick-off 

Date: Monday, February 5
Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Chicago Shakespeare Theater (800 E Grand Ave.) 
The League’s Annual Meeting and 2024 Chicago Theatre Week Kick-off will be open to all member organizations and the public. The event will include a pre-program reception, preview performances of select Chicago Theatre Week shows, and opportunities to purchase tickets for Chicago Theatre Week 2024.

League of Chicago Theatres
Black History Month Panel at The Understudy Coffee and Books

Date: Thursday, February 8
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: The Understudy Coffee and Books (5531 N Clark St.)
In honor of the return of Chicago Theatre Week alongside Black History Month, the League is convening a panel highlighting Black History Month programming amongst its membership. This panel will be moderated by Marissa Lynn Jones and will feature the following panelists:
Rob Wilson – Director
Black by Popular Demand: A Black Excellence Revue  The Second City
Kate Wexler – Student Dramaturg
Fairview – Loyola University
Temple Hemphill – Publicist
1619: The Journey of a People, The Musical – The 3rd Dimensions Performance Group

Community Empowerment Series: Budgets & Resource Sharing 

Date: Monday, March 11
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Location: Chicago Children’s Theatre (100 Racine Ave.)
This segment of our CES is designed to gather our member organizations and discuss the current climate around finances and resources within organizations of similar operating capacities. This segment will be followed by an opportunity for member theatres to get connected with resources tailored to different operating budgets.

League of Chicago Theatres & Chicago Green Theatre Tool Drive 

Date: Friday, April 12
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Steep Theatre (1044 W. Berwyn Ave.)
It’s our Birthday! The League of Chicago Theatres and Chicago Green Theatre Alliance invite you to bring your drills, sewing needles, cables, and flashlights to our first ever Theater Tool Drive! Swap or donate your theater tools and meet other industry professionals. We will be collecting items from EVERY sector of Theatre. If you don’t see something listed here please reach out to us at chigreentheatre@gmail.com to ask if we will be collecting it.

Back to the Start: A 70’s Celebration of 45 Years

Date: Monday, April 15
Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Location: iO Theater (1501 N Kingsbury St.)
Join us as we celebrate the League of Chicago Theatres’ 45th Anniversary with a 70’s Themed Benefit! Featuring a special performance by iO Theater, all-night disco mixes by DJ Adam El, light bites, sweets, and a complimentary 45th anniversary cocktail for each guest (21+), get groovy with us as we celebrate 45 years of Chicago theatre advocacy!

League of Chicago Theatres Career Fair

Date: May 14
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Colombia College (72 E 11th St.)
The League of Chicago Theatres is excited to announce the return of our career fair. This event is open to the public and will include on the spot interviews with hiring managers, resume reviews, and an industry focused panel.

League of Chicago Theatres 45th Anniversary Gala

Date: August
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
The League of Chicago Theatres is excited to host its annual gala in celebration of it’s 45th anniversary.  Join us as we present our Lifetime Achievement and Artist Excellence Awards, as well as the 2024 Broadway In Chicago: Emerging Theatre and Backstage Champion Awards.

Community Empowerment Series: Neighborhoods and Communities

Date: September
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
This segment of our CES is designed to gather our member organizations to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced within their immediate communities and neighborhoods. This segment will also include an opportunity to discuss advocacy with local and state representatives.

Community Empowerment Series: 2025 Advocacy Planning

Date: November
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
This segment of our CES is designed to gather our members to discuss the short and long term goals of their organizations and the Chicago Theatre Community. This discussion will be followed by an in depth review of the 2024 Annual Membership Survey results and an opportunity to contribute to the League’s advocacy plan for 2025.

Cheers to 45 More Years!

Date: December
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
The League of Chicago Theatres will host one last hoorah to gather the membership and close out the year. This benefit will be a time for celebration leading up to the holiday season and we invite everyone to join!