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DePaul Theatre School Performances

Available to alumni, faculty, retirees, staff and students

The Theatre School at DePaul University is committed to its "learning by doing" philosophy of professional theatre training. Subsequently, a significant portion of every Theatre School student's education is hands-on practical experience through several production assignments. The school presents more than 200 performances of more than 35 productions each season, many of them for the public.

The Theatre School Showcase

The Theatre School Showcase series presents four contemporary and classic plays each season at the Merle Reskin Theatre. Productions are directed by faculty members or guest directors, designed by advanced students in the design programs and, like all Theatre School productions, feature student work in all aspects of production. The top ticket price for this series is $15; subscriptions, group rates and various discounts are available.

Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences

Chicago Playworks, founded in 1925 as the Goodman Children's Theatre, is the city’s oldest continuously operating children's theatre and has provided the first theatre experience for generations of Chicagoans. Today we are dedicated to reflecting our audience's experience in a contemporary, multi-ethnic and urban environment. Ticket price is just $10, with subscriptions, group rates and various discounts available.

Discounted and free performances are available to members of the university community. For more information, visit the Theatre School website or call (312) 922-1999.