Expand your mind. Open your heart. Transform the world.
Drag Story Hour
Step into “Veranda’s living room”—complete with shiny shimmery decor, a pian...
March 25 - April 10, 2022
A finer night you know you’ll never see! Cinderella’s story is more than one of magic and a prince and a ball—it’s one of friendship and...
June 17 - June 26, 2022
Deep in December our hearts should remember, and follow A boy, a girl, two parents, and a wall. The Fantasticks, known for its simplicity and intimate...
Rise: The Reconstruction Project
September 11 - September 19, 2021
Today's actions can change tomorrow's future. What do you choose to do today for your tomorrow? Through the lens of the next generation, Rise: The Reconstruction...
The Little Mermaid
November 19 - December 05, 2021
Wanderin' free, wish I could be... Part of that world With a little help from her underwater friends, Ariel sets out on a wayward journey to explore...
The Web of Anansi
February 18 - February 19, 2022
Through captivating storytelling and scenery, The Web of Anansi will take you on a journey to learn how there's always more to the story than...
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Near West Theatre was founded on volunteer support, and it sustains us to this day. Discover the ways to get involved.
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Our journey started with a big vision and a small seed. Over 43 years later, that vision has transformed thousands of lives and a near west side community.
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