Vaccination required. Click to read about Health and Safety Guidelines for your visit

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 over 11 years of age must show proof of vaccination at the door for admittance. At this time, children under the age of 12 are not admitted.
    • Please present your vaccination card (electronic photos and copies are acceptable) when you arrive.
    • If you are unable to be vaccinated for any reason, you may show negative results from a PCR test for COVID-19 administered in the last 48 hours as an alternative.
    • 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 air exchanges to remove aerosolized droplets and provide updated filtering to meet CDC and city standards.
The Best Storefront Theater In Town! Chicago Tribune

Because of our family of donors, Theater Wit has become a landmark destination in Chicago for the best neighborhood theater experiences. We produce our own smart, funny premiere works and also curate opportunities for other producing entities, artists, audiences, and the larger community to connect in new and meaningful ways.

As a non-profit arts organization, we need your partnership today to elevate Chicago theater and to lead the artistic conversation in our community. Please make a gift and join one of our Donor Circles, detailed below.

Donor Benefits

  • Wit Club ($1-$99.99)
    • Smart.Art newsletter with special insider information
    • Year-long acknowledgement in playbills
  • Artists' Circle ($100-$249.99)

    Includes all Wit Club benefits, plus...

    • Attend our exclusive Salon Series events
    • Preview what’s to come by attending a production’s first rehearsal
  • Performance Circle ($250-$499.99)

    Includes all Artist Circle benefits, plus...

    • Step inside the rehearsal process by reserving a seat: we will open two seats for donors for the first hour of almost every rehearsal.
  • Directors' Circle ($500-$999.99)

    Includes all Performance Circle benefits, plus...

    • Be our guest at our annual season kick-off party
    • Enjoy reserved VIP seating for shows
  • Founders' Circle ($1000-$4999.99)

    Includes all Directors' Circle benefits, plus...

    • Join us at an annual Board of Directors hosted dinner to discuss organizational goals and challenges for the upcoming year
    • Standing invitation to attend opening night performances and celebrations
  • Leadership Circle ($5000+)

    Includes all Founders' Circle benefits, plus...

    • We'll throw a lovely dinner party at your home for up to six of your guests prepared by our artistic director (he's a very good cook). Food and clean up included :)

Some people wonder, “if I buy tickets, why are you also asking me to donate?” It’s a good question and the short answer is...a thrilling theatrical experience exceeds what we can charge for tickets. Ticket sales help measure the success of our work but they do not cover the majority of costs needed to put that work onstage. To do that, we’d have to ask for hundreds of dollars per ticket and expect that no one could come. That sounds like a terrible theater to us.

Instead, we ask for your partnership as a donor. And because of Theater Wit’s signature Smart Art organizational model, you can know that 100% of your contributions are going toward the art.

Please, make a donation today. Join one of our giving circles through a one time gift or a monthly gift over time. Monthly giving is a convenient and impactful option for those who like to give smaller amounts at a time and monthly giving donors may cancel the monthly pledge at any time.

Theater Wit | 1229 W Belmont, Chicago IL 60657 | 773-975-8150 | Facebook |  Email Us!
Theater Wit is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization | Privacy Policy