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Emerald City Theatre


2936 N Southport Ave, 3rd floor

Chicago, Illinois



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Emerald City Theatre


Emerald City creates theatre experiences that inspire early learners through play.

About Emerald City Theatre: 

Founded in 1996, Emerald City is one of Chicago’s most attended non-profit theaters with an annual programing reach of 80,000 children and their grown-ups. Through a rigorous collaboration between innovating artists and leading educators, Emerald City is a national leader in developing new work for young audiences, having created over 30 world premieres and worked with best-selling children’s authors such as Mo Willems, Jon Scieszka, and Laura Numeroff. The company creates performances for all ages, including babies and toddlers, at their performance locations: the Apollo Theater in Lincoln Park, The Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, and Emerald City’s Little Theatre in Lakeview. Emerald City is home to Chicago’s largest theatre school serving ages three through thirteen with a focus on teaching important life skills through theater. Emerald City is the proud recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Arts and Culture Award from Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce.



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