HISTORY

“Experience driven. Audience First.” Windy City Playhouse is a professional theater and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, located on Chicago’s northwest side. Premiering in March of 2015 with a mission to present contemporary, relevant, and approachable art, the Playhouse has quickly become a mainstay of the Chicago theater scene. In 2018, its runaway hit, the immersive SOUTHERN GOTHIC, solidified the Playhouse as *the* Chicago theater for one-of-a-kind audience experiences. Since then, the focus on immersive theater has garnered overwhelming critical acclaim, earned multiple Joseph Jefferson Awards, and allowed for the opening of a second, “pop-up” venue in Motor Row in 2019.

 

MISSION

Windy City Playhouse is a professional theater meant to entertain through exceptional contemporary, relevant and approachable art. Combining relatable material with high quality artistry, we seek to create work accessible by audiences of all kinds. In this aim, we have created The Playhouse as a space for audiences to linger before and after the performance—a place to decompress with art.