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. We are down a gangway between two buildings; look for our fold-out sign on the sidewalk.

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.


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
Associate Ensemble members:

Adam Huizenga
Sami Ismat
David Kaplinsky
Vic Kuligoski
Eddie Lynch
Josh Pennington
Christopher Prchal
Alex Stien
Alexander Trice
Nora Lise Ulrey
Kristin Davis*
(*Resident Stage Manager)


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