What is the Common Room?

The Common Room is a monthly show featuring live previews of the best plays in Chicago, musical guests, beer, and homemade cookies.

Next Show: 7:30pm on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 @ A Red Orchid Theater

Admission: $5. Buy tickets today.


Why do we do this?

For Audiences

Theater is too hard of a habit to start. It's hard to know what shows are good, what "good" looks like, how to buy tickets, how to get to a venue. And the risks are too high: if I don't know what I like, how can I take a risk on a night out? Movies have trailers, music has bandcamp and Spotify, and now theater has the Common Room.

For Theaters

There aren't enough ways to get your work in front of audiences, leaving you dependent on critics to describe your show. Posters and postcards focus on a single production, shouting the name of a playwright most people haven't heard of and a title that communicates little about the show. The Common Room offers you a way to engage with audiences the way you do best - onstage.


Been to the Common Room? 

We'd love to hear what you think! What can we do better? How can we help you make theater a habit?