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Chicago's Premier
Commedia dell'Arte Theatre

Upcoming Events


Alone at Last!

Or; my boss has ruined my camping trip

A brand new Commedia dell'Arte play,

coming to Ridgeville Park this summer!


August 17, 18, 24, 25

September 7, 8, 14, 15


All performances start at 5:30pm

Tickets are pay-what-you-can

We are always touring throughout Chicagoland with  educational workshops, lectures, and performances. If you want us to visit your area, let us know by reaching out!

Credit: Ryan Wiechmann


Your screen, your time, your laughs!

Announcing our brand new streaming service. Shows will upload some time after we manage to film them. The Masquerade; Or, Love is Queer to Stay is already live!

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Commedia dell'Arte
for the 21st Century

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Show Your Support

Wear It or Give It!

The majority of our programming is Pay-What-You-Can, which means we rely on additional support through your contributions to make our shows the best they can be and continue offering them at the low price of whatever audience members can afford. Eventually we want to make our education programming Pay-What-You-Can as well.


Support us by gifting at:



Additionally, we have merchandise available at Spreadshop.

Discounts occur frequently

Our Mission

Making Commedia dell'Arte Accessible

Laughing Stock Theatre creates and performs substantive, high-quality Commedia dell’Arte that spectacularizes the mundane and delights our audiences

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Contact Us

Want us to teach a workshop? Looking for more info about our upcoming events? Get in touch with us today!

Chicago, IL United States

‪(312) 291-1457‬

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