Join our Community of 200+ Theatre Companies

Thanks for your interest in becoming a member theatre of the League of Chicago Theatres. The League has proudly served Chicago for 40 years through programs and services that directly impact our theatres. Our members range from intimate storefronts to major cultural centers and locations as far west as Aurora and as far north as Lake Forest. We are an alliance that advocates for and promotes Chicago’s theatre industry, providing the support and leadership to help our theatres thrive. As a collective, we leverage our strength to build partnerships that develop audiences. The League is its members. They drive the programs and initiatives that make the organization one of the most successful and innovative theatre collectives in the country.

To join the League please select a membership category below to begin the application process.

All new memberships are approved at the next meeting of the board of directors. The expectation is that all members will uphold the highest standards of professional conduct in their theatres. All persons whether they are volunteers, employees, or audience members will be treated fairly and with respect. Discrimination or harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. The League of Chicago Theatres reserves the right to refuse or revoke membership for any reason.

Theatre Voting Member
For established theatres of all budget sizes.
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Non-Voting Seasonal Members
For theatres that produce during only one season by their mission.
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Non-Voting Emerging Theaters
For emerging theatres with budgets of less than $50,000 annually.
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Benefits

The League serves many functions for the theatre community, including:

AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT

From the inception of Hot Tix to the creation of more recent programs like Theatre Thursdays and Chicago Theatre Week, audience development has always been a priority of the League. Through collaborative programs and initiatives, the League is dedicated to building new theatre-going audiences and bringing them to your theatre.
Programs:

  • Hot Tix, half-price ticket program
  • Cooperative Advertising
  • ComEd Powering the Arts
  • Theatre Thursdays
  • Chicago Theatre Week

COMMUNICATION AND COMMUNITY

Being a member of the League of Chicago Theatres positions your company alongside 200 other Chicago area theatres of all sizes and types. You are a part of the rich history and tradition of producing theatre in Chicago. The League is committed to being a central information knowledgebase for the community, serving a communication role, advocating, making connections and leveraging the strength of the community for the benefit of everyone.
Programs and services:

  • Advocacy
  • Broadcast Email
  • Opening Night Calendar
  • SpaceFinder Chicago

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Chicago theatre community is made up of theatres of all sizes, but many are emerging companies that struggle to address the challenges of growth and development. The League is dedicated to serving the community through free professional development workshops and events on a variety of topics to bring the community together and help every member theatre grow and achieve their own vision and goals as a company.
Programs:

  • Workshops
  • Networking Events
  • PAV Grant Fund
  • Intern Networking Events
  • Chicago Theatre Retreat Cottage
  • Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theater Award

Become a member of the League of Chicago Theatres and gain access to the many valuable benefits!

Theatre Voting Member
For established theatres of all budget sizes.
Join

Non-Voting Seasonal Members
For theatres that produce during only one season by their mission.
Join

Non-Voting Emerging Theaters
For emerging theatres with budgets of less than $50,000 annually.
Join

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