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Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat

Based on the book by Dr. Seuss
Play originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain
Adaptation by Katie Mitchell

Best suited for ages 3-6

January 26 – May 19, 2013

A story about learning responsibility

The Cat in the Hat is the perfect friend for a boring rainy afternoon. From games and mischief to Thing One and Thing Two, The Cat brings all sorts of trouble to this grey day— but will Sally and her brother be able to explain the mess to Mother? This Dr. Seuss classic leaps onto the stage with chaotic exuberance in this adaptation from the National Theatre in London.

Fun & Games with The Cat!

The Cat in the Hat runs about 35 minutes, and will be directly followed by a short, interactive session of Fun & Games with The Cat himself! See the show, and then explore the theme of responsibility with the world’s most famous feline.

Please arrive early to take part in the pre-show activity, which is lots of good fun that is funny! If you do arrive late, we will be happy to seat you as soon as the aisles are clear of shenanigans.


Single Tickets

Tickets for The Cat in the Hat are $10-$16 before fees. For the best all inclusive ticket price, call the Apollo Box Office at 773.935.6100.

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“Kids, you should definitely take your parents to see this show.”
–Jonathan Messinger, Time Out Chicago Kids

“It was a joyful, colorful experience with the actors using all parts of the Apollo Theatre as their playground.”
–Shari Schmidt, The Chicago Moms


Birthday Party at the Show

The Emerald City Birthday at the Show Package includes signs in the lobby, a crown for the birthday child, a birthday card signed by the cast, a gift certificate good for an item of choice from the Emerald City Theatre Shoppe and a special announcement of the birthday party at the show.

With group ticket purchase (as low as $12 per ticket!) Birthday at the Show Packages are $50

With single ticket purchase Birthday at the Show packages are $75

To book your birthday party at the show, please call 773.529.2690

The Cat in The Hat is a story about learning responsibility.

To start conversations before or after the show about learning responsibility, you can use our Grown-up Guide from the playbill or our Study Guide for educators.

Download the Study Guide:Learn the games from our teachers:

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Game #1: Rhyming Zoo

Game #2: Be It or Use It
The Cat in the Hat
Grown-up Guide
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Performances of The Cat in The Hat are at the Apollo Theater in Lincoln Park.

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Maid Rite logoLooking lunch before or after the show? Check out Maid-Rite Diner on Lincoln Ave., just south of the Apollo Theater.