The city of Chicago recently announced plans to designate 2019 the “Year of Chicago Theatre.” This initiative will put the spotlight on the vibrant theatre scene and encourage locals and visitors to experience, and appreciate this cultural asset.

The yearlong celebration will honor all types of performance arts. Preliminary plans include:

  • Theatre activations and a film series
  • Public programs and exhibitions
  • Theatre displays at Expo 72 and the Chicago Cultural Center

The birthplace of storefront theatre and improvisation, Chicago is home to some 250 theatres downtown and in neighborhoods throughout the city. More information is here.

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