The Red Revolution

We believe in producing bold new work, paying our artists, offering free access to every performance, and prioritizing accessibility in every stage of the creative process.

Red Theater’s #FreeTheater and #AccessInitiative are made possible through the generosity of corporations, foundations, and donors like you!



Contributions of $10+/month or more enable free admission and accessibilty services for captioned and touch tour performances.

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Donors support new works devoted to nontraditional characters: including d/Deaf, disabled, and economically disadvantaged.



• Advanced access to reservations
• Guaranteed seating
• Free swag
• Recognition in our program

emerging energy

  • 2018 Winner- Best Fight Choreography, Jeff Awards, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

  • “Best Of” lists in 2017: – Chicago Tribune, Chicago Inclusion Project, Theatre by the Numbers

  • 2017 Winner- Gage Wallace, Best Actor- Jeff Awards, Taste by Benjamin Brand

  • 2017 HIGHEST RATED SHOWS IN CHICAGO- Theater in Chicago

  • 2016 Jeff Recommended- Taste by Benjamin Brand

  • 2016 Best New Theater Company- Chicago Reader (runner up)

  • 2016 Best Actor- Chicago Reader, Gage Wallace

  • 2016 Best Director- Chicago Reader, Aaron Sawyer, (runner up)

  • 2016 Best Director, Time Out Chicago, Aaron Sawyer (runner-up)

  • 2015 Top Emerging Theater – Newcity Stage

  • Top Five Shows of 2015 – Theatre by the Numbers