Trap Door continues its long held tradition of presenting mature, challenging political theatre for discerning audiences. – Dan Jakes,Time Out Chicago

The Trap Door Theatre is located at
1655 W. Cortland St
Chicago, IL

One block south of Armitage, One block West of Ashland. Behind Jane’s Restaurant, in the Heart of Bucktown.

From 90/94 Eastbound get off on the Armitage exit, head straight through light on Paulina. The first stop sign is Cortland and Paulina. Take a left on Cortland and we’re on your right!

From 90/94 Westbound get off on the Armitage exit, turn right onto Armitage. Turn Right on Ashland. Your first street will be Cortland, take a right. We’re on the left side of the street — we’ll be waiting.

Parking is available for free less than a block from the theatre on Hermitage Avenue north of Cortland. There are also metered parking spots on Cortland Ave, right in front of the theatre.

Lost? Give us a call at 773-384-0494.


Congratulations Jeff Awards Nominees: Marzena Bukowska,
Simina Contras
and Danny Rockett

Trap Door welcomes
Associate Ensemble members:
Dennis Bisto
Abby Blankenship
Nate Cheeseman
Daniel Chenard
Bill Gordon
Henry Greenberg
Logan Hulick
Emily Nichelson
Benjamin Ponce
Kelsey Shipley


Congratulations to our amazing Danny Rockett for recent Joseph Jefferson Award - Original Music in a Play for "How to Explain the History of Communism to Mental Patients"
Time Out Chicago recognizes Trap Door as one of the best storefront theatres in the city!

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