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Our 2019-20 Season features six unforgettable stories brought to life, from timeless classics to thrilling original works, all in our intimate space that puts you right in the middle of the action. We call it Big Stories, Up Close. And the only way to guarantee you’ll see it all is to become one of the 1,200+ members of our subscriber family.

Check out more about our exciting 2019-20 season.

Our MainStage subscriptions, a $135 value, are only $100 — and you’ll be supporting one of the most highly acclaimed theaters in Chicago.

“Few American theaters can do this kind of thing — with such imagination, dignity, humor and judicious restraint — quite like the master storytellers at Lifeline.”  -Chicago Tribune

“The artists and craftsmen who work with this ensemble are masterful.”  -Chicago Sun-Times

“Spectacle and story so ambitious and colorful, poetic and vulgar, heroic and homely, it’s like eavesdropping on your favorite author’s waking dream.”  -Centerstage Chicago

Our KidSeries subscriptions are $40 — a savings of 25%, which means a family of four can enjoy a whole year of entertainment for only $160!

“Lifeline Theatre once again demonstrates that they’re one of Chicago’s finest theatre companies, providing delightful and inspiring plays and musicals for young audiences.”  -Chicago Theatre Review

“The platinum standard for children’s theater in Chicago.”  -Chicago Theater Beat

And subscribing makes you eligible for all the perks that come with being a part of our subscriber family:

  • Pick your seats before anyone else
  • Reminder cards for each of your dates
  • Unlimited FREE ticket exchanges
  • Discounts on additional tickets, so your friends can enjoy Lifeline as much as you do
  • 20% off party packages – entertain your friends right at the theatre!
  • 20% off drama camp registration

In addition, you’ll be invited to our exclusive Subscriber Events! Previous events have included:

  • SNEAK PEEKS into early rehearsals
  • BOOK DISCUSSIONS with the creative team
  • AUTHOR PARTIES! Our audiences have met Neil Gaiman, Ron Hansen, Adam Langer, Daniel Mason, China Miéville, Sara Paretsky, Amy Timberlake, Donald Westlake, and many more!

“Invariably friendly, accessible, unpretentious, affordable, warm and good-natured under the artistic direction of Dorothy Milne, Lifeline has a very apt name, if you see the live arts as a crucial part of a venerable Chicago neighborhood.”  -Chicago Tribune


Concert Reading Series

The 19/20 Concert Reading Series will feature 3 adaptations of novels by Dorothy L. Sayers: Strong Poison (11/6), Gaudy Night (3/18), and Busman’s Honeymoon (6/17).

Tickets for Lifeline subscribers are only $50!

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.

Book Club

See all three shows of either series, plus receive copies of the source books delivered to your door. Read the books beforehand, and then experience Lifeline’s adaptation!

MainStage: Includes paperback copies of Whose Body?Middle Passage, and The Penguin Book of Norse Myths: Gods of the Vikings, for only $35!
KidSeries: Includes a paperback version of Lyle, Lyle, Croccodile, and hard cover copies of Bunny’s Book Club and Neither for only $40!

Fillet of Solo Fest Pass

One pass good for admission to all performances in the 22nd Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, January 10 – 26, 2020. Only $30 (a $60 value)!

“Stories Come Alive!” Hour

Includes admission to three of Lifeline’s “Stories Come Alive!” hours during the season. These fun mini-workshops take place every Saturday and Sunday at noon between regularly-scheduled KidSeries performances, and feature read-alongs, drama games, and additional material to supplement each show. Only $10 (a $15 value)!

Call 773-761-4477 or subscribe online!