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6/23/15 | by


Hot Tix, a service of the League of Chicago Theatres, offers half-priced theatre tickets both online and in-person

There’s no doubt that Chicago is one of the greatest theatre towns. With over 250 professional theatre companies, Chicago produces ground-breaking theatre in the heart of America. The League of Chicago Theatres, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote, serve, and advocate for the vast theatre community, was founded in 1979, when the Chicago theatre scene was just beginning to come into a place of its own. The League continues to evolve as it meets the needs of the theatre community, but one its long-standing services – Hot Tix – still stands today. And it’s something that you should know about.

Theaters throughout Chicago (and some music and dance companies as well) offer tickets at half off the regular price through Hot Tix. Often thought of as a last-minute day-of service, that notion is no longer true – Hot Tix has expanded to offer half-priced theatre tickets days, sometimes even weeks, in advance. Many theatres now offer tickets through Hot Tix more than a week before the performance date, which is great news for Chicagoans and visitors looking to plan ahead to experience Chicago’s rich arts scene.

Hot Tix provides theatre lovers with opportunities to see multiple shows at low prices, and those who are new to theatre get the chance to experience something new without a big financial risk! With the ONLY half-price walk-up theatre ticket booths in Chicago, Hot Tix is often applauded for its excellent customer service provided by the artists, actors, directors, and playwrights – fondly referred to as “theatre geniuses” – whom you will meet behind the counter when visiting Hot Tix.

There’s no better way to get the insider’s view of Chicago theatre than to enjoy a show at one of Chicago’s 250 theatre companies – and you’re going to be hard-pressed to find a better deal than that at Hot Tix.

Hot Tix Locations:

108 N. State

At the first floor guest services desk of Block Thirty Seven- Shops on State

Open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 11am-5pm


72 E. Randolph

Across from the Chicago Cultural Center and near Millennium Park

Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 11am-4pm