Three Theatres With (Very) Discounted Student Tickets

Most of us know that Chicago is a huge theater town. Even Lin-Manuel Miranda (writer of the 11-time Tony winning musical Hamilton) has called it second in line behind New York City, home of Broadway. So where can you see awesome shows for less than those steep Broadway prices?

We’ve compiled three awesome options for good theaters with great student discounts! 


Victory Gardens Theatre

Why check it out? In addition to the vast range of performances throughout the season, Victory Gardens Theatre also hosts “College Nights” to celebrate student driven works.

Ticket price: $15

A notable upcoming show: Never The Sinner

The Goodman Theatre

Why check it out? Looking for a Chicago classic? Internationally renowned, this beautiful not-for-profit theater puts on contemporary and classic musicals and plays year-round. You’ll find excellent production quality and creative artistic direction.

Ticket prices: $10 student tickets for any Owen Theatre production, as well as $10 same day tickets for the Albert Theatre.

A notable upcoming show: A Christmas Carol

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Why check it out? “World class theatre on a work study budget” is the slogan for student tickets at Steppenwolf, and rightfully so: the productions here are creative, unique, and its ensemble based shows are nationally acclaimed.

Ticket price: $15

A notable upcoming show: The Fundamentals


Do you have other suggestions to add to the list? Let us know in the comments down below. Don’t forget to check out our instagram, @WindyCitySecret!

2 thoughts on “Three Theatres With (Very) Discounted Student Tickets

  1. This is perfect for me!! I don’t have money to go out a ton, but I’ve been missing the arts!!

  2. We’re glad this was helpful, Priscella! Be sure to tag us on instagram if you take any awesome theatre pics, @WindyCitySecret. 🙂

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