Join Trap Door in it’s 24th Season!


Occidental Express

Written by: Matei Visniec
Translated by: Nick Awde
Additional translation by: Daniela Magiaru
Directed by: István Szabó K.
Guest Director from Hungary


October 12 – November 18, 2017



Written by: Stanislaw I. Witkiewicz
Translated by: Daniel Gerould and C.S. Durer
Directed by Artistic Director: Beata Pilch


December 7, 2017 – January 13, 2018


The Locketeer

Adapted from The Numbered by: Elias Canetti
Directed by: Catherine Sullivan


January 25 – March 3, 2018


Letter Of Love (The Fundamentals of Judo)

Based on texts by: Fernando Arrabal and Yves Klein
Directed by: Aleksi Barrière
Guest Director from France


March 22 – April 28, 2018


Monsieur d’Eon is a Woman

Written by: Mark Brownell
Directed by: Nicole Wiesner


May 17 – June 23, 2018



Join us for our 24th Season and become a subscriber!

Subscribers now get priority seating!!

Trap Door Theatre is once again offering our popular discounted multi-show pass! Use these passes in any combination for any Trap Door Theatre production with advance reservation.

See 4 shows for just $75 (save up to $25!) Click Here to Purchase Your 4 Show Pass!

See 8 shows for just $120 (save up to $80!) Click Here to Purchase Your 8 Show Pass! 

Super Subscriber Package $150 (save up to $80!) Click Here to Purchase Your Super Subscriber 8 Show Pass!

Super Subscriber pass includes…
* Tickets to 8 Trap Door Shows
* Complimentary glass of beer or wine when you attend
* Exclusive invitation to selected rehearsals!
* Priority Seating for all of the shows

Passes never expire. Passes can be used in any combination anytime for any Trap Door Theatre production. Rentals, tours, or touring companies excluded. Seating is limited — please call ahead to the box office to make advance reservations when using your pass.


Chicago Reader names Trap Door Theatre as runner up for Best Off Loop Theatre Company! Best of Chicago 2018

Time Out Chicago recognizes Trap Door as one of the best storefront theatres in the city!

Trap Door welcomes
New Resident Director: Monica Payne
and New Resident Sound Designer: Danny Rockett

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