Emerald City creates theatre experiences that inspire early learners through play.
Emerald City Theatre imagines a day when participating in the Arts will be considered as critical to a child's development as Reading, Writing or Math.
Emerald City Theatre performs at the Apollo Theater Center in Lincoln Park and at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place on the Magnificent Mile. Throughout our history, Emerald City has developed and improved the caliber of plays available for young audiences in the United States and abroad, developing and producing over 26 new works.
Apollo Theater Center, Chicago's North-side off-loop theater
Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place on Michigan Avenue
approx. 100,000 children, parents, and teachers annually
Weekend General Public Audience:
approx. 60,000 children and their grown-ups
approx. 2,000 subscribers
School Matinee Audience:
approx. 40,000 students and teachers annually
Celebrate Reading Tour Audience:
approx. 55,000 students and teachers annuallySchool Show Scholarship Tickets:
40,000 reduced ticket-price and 3,000 full-ticket price scholarships
Emerald City Theatre School:
over 750 registrations annually
Education Outreach Program:
approx. 1,500 students and educators reached through drama workshops, residencies, and professional development programs