Founded in 1996, Emerald City Theatre creates theatre experiences that inspire early learners through play. Emerald City is one of Chicago’s most attended non-profit theatres, with an annual programming reach of 80,000.Through a rigorous collaboration between innovating artists and leading educators, Emerald City develops new work for young audiences, with over 29 world premieres; produces professional productions at the Apollo Theater in Lincoln Park, The Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, and regional tour venues; and provides acclaimed educational programming throughout Chicago throughEmerald City Theatre School. Emerald City’s Little Theatre, the nation’s first facility dedicated to theatre for the very young (ages 0-4), opened in April 2013. Emerald City was awarded the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce’s Excellence in Arts and Culture Award in 2013.
Emerald City’s lead funders include the McArthur Fund for the Arts and Culture, Illinois Arts Council, The Land of Nod, KPMG, and iHeartMedia Chicago.
For more information, visit EmeraldCityTheatre.com.