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Save these dates! And check this page often for info on our parties, events and workshops.
Questions? Call Erica at 773-761-4477, or email

March 2, 2019 Open House: The Time Warp Trio
March 20, 2019 Concert Reading Series: Love's Labours Lost
April 28, 2019 Sneak Peek: Emma
May 2, 2019 FOREWORD: A Benefit for Lifeline Theatre

For a complete list of special performances for audience members with disabilities, visit our Accessibility page.

Lifeline continues one of its most beloved traditions with a seventh season of concert readings!

Dates and details.

2017-18 Concert Reading Series

Cooking With Lard: July 18, 2018
A Child's Christmas in Wales and A Christmas Memory: December 5, 2018
Love’s Labours Lost: March 20, 2019

Tickets: $75; $50 for Lifeline subscribers.

Each evening begins at 6 p.m. with a light supper plus beer and wine (and conversation with the cast and Lifeline ensemble). At 7 p.m., the performances start. (Script times vary, but are approximately two and a half hours in length.) Afterwards, coffee and dessert will be served.

Only 108 tickets will be sold for each performance. Tickets can only be ordered by calling the Lifeline Box Office at 773-761-4477.

Lifeline actors will read from Jon Klassen's We Found A Hat and play drama games with children of all ages (parents welcome too). Lifeline's winter children's production of We Found A Hat runs at Lifeline Theatre from January 12-February 17, 2019.

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: Rogers Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 6907 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60626.
Parking available (street and lot). CTA accessible (Red Line Morse stop, then west to Clark; buses)
Admission: FREE

For further information, call Lifeline's box office at 773-761-4477.

Lifeline's 2019 Annual Gala Benefit
Enjoy delectable food, exquisite libations, and vibrant conversations as we come together to celebrate Lifeline's deep roots, new voices, and unlimited horizons!

When: Thursday, May 2, 2019, 6:30 to 10:00pm

Bring the whole family and learn more about our KidSeries shows! Kids will meet the cast, watch a scene or song from the show, and experience craft activities based on the play with one of Lifeline's teaching artists. Adults will enjoy coffee and conversation with our writers, directors, and educators and get a behind-the-scenes peek at what goes into bringing our children's stories to life.

These hour-long events are free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Call 773-761-4477 or email


Open House: We Found A Hat
Saturday, December 15, 2018, 1:00pm
Meet adaptor Jessica Wright Buha, director Manny Tamayo, and the cast of our world premiere production as they present scenes and a song from the show.
RSVP by December 14.

Open House: The Time Warp Trio
Saturday, March 2, 2019, 1:00pm
Meet director Heather Currie and the cast of our world premiere production as they present scenes and a song from the show.
RSVP by March 1.

These events are for subscribers and donors only. Want to subscribe? Click HERE


Come share wine and cheese with the creators of our MainStage shows! It’s a glimpse inside our process, as we create world premiere plays adapted from the stories you love. Previous sneak peeks have featured readings from the current draft, design presentations, stage combat exhibitions and in-depth discussions with the director and adaptor. Come inside the story!

Sneak Peek: Emma
Sunday, April 28, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm
Come talk with adaptor Phil Timberlake and director Elise Kauzlaric, see designer sketches, watch scene snippets, and more!
RSVP by April 26 to

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