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Protecting audiences and actors

We couldn't be more excited to open our doors again. We are taking the following steps to support safe attendance during your visit.

  • Everyone (including audience members) at Theater Wit is required to be vaccincated to enter the building.
    • Each audience member must show proof of vaccination and state ID at the door for admittance.
    • Please present your vaccination card (electronic photos and copies are acceptable) and state ID when you arrive. In 2022, only fully vaccinated members of the public may be admitted. Negative PCR and rapid test results are not valid for admittance.
    • If you forget proof of vaccination, we will reschedule your tickets at no charge.
  • Free Exchanges due to illness
    • If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend :)
    • Contact our box office on the day of performance and we will reschedule your ticket at no charge.
  • All high-touch surfaces are cleaned regularly throughout the evening.
  • Masking is currently required for vaccinated audiences and front of house staff, as per the City of Chicago and CDC's health advisory.
  • Our upgraded HVAC systems increase the number of air exchanges to remove aerosolized droplets and provide updated filtering to meet CDC and city standards.

Welcome back!

(we missed you)

In 2021, we...

  • Completed the run of our Park n' Play Cabaret
  • Reopened our space with Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, featured in the NY Times
  • Launched a brand-new Christmas tradition (and bona fide hit) with Who's Holiday!
  • Were sustained by hundreds of donors over the last twenty months who made all this possible

In 2022...?

  • We're back to hosting some of Chicago's finest neighborhood theaters, including Remy Bumppo, Timeline, Gift Theatre, Steep Theatre and Shattered Globe Ensemble.
  • We're preparing the Chicago premiere of Hurricane Diane, the Obie-award winning comedy by Theater Wit audience favorite, Madeliene George (Only Murders in the Building, Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England, The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence).
  • We're rebuilding ourselves from the ground up as we all face, weary but determined, the challenges in this new world for artists and audiences.

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Theater Wit is partially supported and funded by generous grants from a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, Friends of Lakeview NFP, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, League Of Chicago Theaters, The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince, The Morgan-Senior Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and The Saints Volunteers for the Performing Arts.

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