Theater & Shows in Skokie, IL

"Thrones! The Musical Parody": A Parody of "Game of Thrones" (October 12-October 30)

"Thrones! A Musical Parody"

Apollo Theater

This send up of the HBO phenomenon puts a humorous, musical spin on the world of Westeros, including spoilers all the way through Season 6

$59.75 $18

America's Baking and Sweets Show on Friday, November 11, at 10 a.m.

America's Baking and Sweets Show

Schaumburg Convention Center

My Cupcake Addiction mastermind Elise Strachan headlines a weekend of sweets, classes, and demos

$26 $15

The Chicago Magic Lounge (Through January 28)

Chicago Magic Lounge

Uptown Underground

Step back in time to an era when close-up, table-side, and parlor magic were all the rage in Chicago

$27.50 $19

"A Christmas Carol"

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Arlington Heights

$30 $19.75

"The Wild Side: A Bad Ass Pole Show" on October 7, November 4, or December 2

The Wild Side: A Bad Ass Pole Show

Original Mothers

Chicago’s sexiest pole dancers dazzle with high-fyling acrobatics and titillating dance moves

$30 $20

"The Rocky Horror Show"

Cutting Hall


$20 $13.75

"Naughty Little Cabaret" Burlesque, Fridays at 8 p.m. through December 17

Naughty Little Cabaret

Original Mothers

Male and female burlesque performers, including some from RuPaul’s Drag Race, dazzle with acrobatics, teasing, and titillating dance moves

$30 $20

Groupon Exclusive: Girls Night Out The Show with Meet and Greet on (November 15 or November 17)

Girls Night Out The Show

Multiple Locations

Muscle-bound hunks unleash ripped abs and sexy dance moves in a tantalizing evening of girls’ night out fun; meet and greet included

$45 $30

"Are You Still Afraid of the Dark?" - Friday October 28, 2016 / 9:00pm

Under the Gun Theater

Under the Gun Theater

$12 $9

Sugar Brown Burlesque: The Diaries of a Submissive on October 29 or 30 at 8 p.m.

"Sugar Brown Burlesque: The Diaries of a Submissive"

Humility Gallery

Sugar Brown explores her newly submissive side through lusty yet elegant choreography and poetry

$43.19 $20

LUSH: An Interactive Female Burlesque Show and Drinking Game (October 14, November 11, or December 9)

LUSH – An Interactive Female Burlesque Show & Drinking Game

Original Mothers

Part burlesque, part drinking game, these Friday-night shows feature talented performers and plenty of audience interaction

$30 $20

"Chagrin Falls"

The Den Theatre - Theatre 2B

Wicker Park

$20 $6

"Skooby Don't"

Mary's Attic at Hamburger Mary's


$28 $18.25

"The Addams Family: A New Musical"

Lund Auditorium


$17 $11.50

"HUNKS" The Show Male Revue at Feeling Lucky Lounge on October 27 at 8 p.m.

"Hunks The Show"

Feeling Lucky Lounge

The HUNKS production is an electrifying, high-energy performance showcasing some of the sexiest men alive as they sing, dance, and strip

$24.64 $12

"Girl Found"

The Cornservatory

North Side

$20 $13.75

"Just Numbers"

Stage 773


$25 $17.50

"How We Got On"

The Den Theatre - Janet Bookspan Theatre

Wicker Park

$32 $20.75

"Starting Over"

Greenhouse Theater Center

Greenhouse Theater Center

$28 $18.25

"Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play"

The Public House Theatre


$15 $10.50

"The Christmas Schooner"

Mercury Theater


$45 $24.25

"The Memory of Water"

Piven Theatre

Far North Side

$25 $16.50

"The Kid Who Ran for President"

Merle Reskin Theatre


$10 $7.50

Uptown Underground

Uptown Underground


$15 $10.50

$10 For 2 Drop-In Sessions (Reg. $20)



$20 $10

Ivan Amodei: "Intimate Illusions" on Friday, November 25 or Saturday, November 26

Ivan Amodei

Ritz Carlton

Award-winning magician dazzles with carefully wrought illusions and witty banter, accompanied by a live cellist

$85 $36

Handel's "Messiah" - Sunday December 4, 2016 / 3:00pm

Elmhurst College -- Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel

North Itasca

$10 $7.50

"Troll the Sequel: Troll Again"

Under the Gun Theater

Under the Gun Theater

$12 $9

Chicago Pet Show on Saturday, November 12–Sunday, November 13

Chicago Pet Show

Kane County Fairgrounds

Two days of demonstrations, seminars, and games from pet-friendly retailers and rescue groups, aimed at current and prospective pet owners

$14 $7

"We Gotta Bingo" Interactive Lunch or Dinner Comedy at Chicago Theater Works, April 10–November 12

"We Gotta Bingo"

Chicago Theater Works

Audiences play bingo, swig beer, and savor an Italian family-style lunch or dinner in this interactive musical comedy

$64.40 $38

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  • Exploritorium
    Kids rev up their imaginations inside the Exploritorium, transforming into little inventors, climbers, or stars of the stage. Tykes caper through a slew of different interactive spaces, including a two-and-half story play structure chock full of tunnels and slides. A water area provides kids with a space to go fishing and paint with water. Visual creations illuminate a giant light brite, and the dress-up area wardrobes kids in a variety of costumes, readying them to act out adventures on the nearby stage. Storybook Corner runs the third Tuesday of every month. On those days, a storyteller takes over the stage and spins exciting, family-friendly tales. Holidays usher in even more events, such as a Halloween Fun Fair and an Itty Bitty New Year for families.
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    Skokie, IL US
  • North Shore Dance & Drama
    Locals know the best theater in Skokie is located at North Shore Dance Center. With a sizzling plate of terrific food, this theater boasts among the best eats this side of the city. This theater is great for families with kids. Expert dancers and amateurs alike can move and groove to the classes at North Shore Dance Center. Challenge yourself to a cardio kickboxing class and reap the many health and wellness benefits. Don't spend time searching for parking — visitors are welcome to use the adjoining lot.
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    Skokie, IL US
  • Ballet Russe School International Co.
    Enjoy a night of theater in Skokie. Ballet Russe School International Co. has the wit and drama for you in their current season. Every great place has a restaurant on the side. When you come to this theater, it's no different. Bring the whole family to this theater, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Skokie, IL US
  • Odeion School of Music
    Want something more than just a weekend out at the bars? Skokie's Odeion School of Music offers the perfect theater to shake your weekend up. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Skokie, IL US
  • Piven Theatre Workshop
    Start a night out with your friends right at the terrific theater at Evanston's Piven Theatre Workshop. While you're enjoying this theater, be sure to check out their amazing restaurant for a tasty meal. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented activities and atmosphere at this theater. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles. If you feel like saving gas, opt for public transportation, with stops conveniently located at Noyes (Purple), Foster (Purple), and Central-Purple (Purple).
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    Evanston, IL US
  • Piccolo Theatre
    Check out the amazing schedule at Piccolo Theatre for a list of the best shows Evanston offers. Service and taste make a great restaurant, and that's why you won't be disappointed by this theater. This theater is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles. For those who wish to avoid traffic, Piccolo Theatre is also accessible via public transportation, with stops at Main (Purple) and South Boulevard (Purple).
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    Evanston, IL US