2 MIN READ – From large Tony award-winning theatres to intimate local storefronts to free plays in the parks, Chicago is celebrating the Year of Chicago Theatre. The next time you plan to see theatre in the Chicago Loop, where you find the city’s most vibrant theater scene, don’t just come for the show. Consider arriving a little early for a slew of pre-theatre fun and adventure.
Pregame for a show like it’s 2015—the year Chicago’s happy hour ban was repealed. Whether you’re looking for a convenient spot in the Theatre District or a quick bite before the play, these happy hours in the Loop go beyond boring beer specials and offer inventive foods and drinks. Learn More
Find a wide array of world-class museums, featuring everything from art and science to medicine and history. There’s always a fresh crop of thought-provoking exhibitions at the Loop's museums and galleries. On free admission days, you can immerse yourself at these culturally-rich institutions for free. Learn More
The Loop’s skyscraping patios boast perfectly crafted cocktails, award-winning dining, and some of the best views of the city. Steps away from the Theatre District, most of these glamorous escapes are year-round, allowing you to take your pre-theatre plans to a whole new level—literally. Learn More
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