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TimeLine Theatre

615 W Wellington Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-5305
+1 773-281-8463
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SUPERB - must see "The Audience"

It was all I could do to keep from leaping to my feet to applaud various segments during each act... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Paradise Blue

This was our first TimeLine theater experience and we were delighted. This is a small theater... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Evanston, Illinois
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TimeLine Theatre Company presents stories inspired by history that connect with today's social and political issues. Founded in 1997 and located in Chicago's Lakeview East neighborhood, TimeLine is the recipient of 52 Jeff Awards, which signify excellence in Chicago theatre, including 11 awards for Outstanding Production in 15 seasons of eligibility.
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“characters” (3 reviews)
615 W Wellington Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-5305
+1 773-281-8463
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

It was all I could do to keep from leaping to my feet to applaud various segments during each act. This theater company is superb. Close in seating adds to the engagement with the actors. The scene between the Queen and PM Thatcher was the...More

Thank buschal
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This was our first TimeLine theater experience and we were delighted. This is a small theater located in the middle of a Chicago neighborhood. Many in the audience lived in the area and were longtime subscribers. The theater is open seating so we got there...More

Thank dmellinger2017
Reviewed 21 March 2017

A group of eight us enjoyed the Timeline Theatre production of "A Disappearing Number" on March 20,2017. The actors were superb and the use of space for the play was very creative. Good usage of audio, visual and 3D props to get a rather conceptual...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We saw the US premiere of The Last Wife and highly recommend it, as well as most productions at TimeLine. I particularly like going on a Sunday when there is a discussion afterwards and one can hear from the director, the actors, or the author....More

Thank PJV1426
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Our group of six bought tickets at Hot Tix. We took a taxi, had some bad traffic and arrived about 7 minutes late. They were unable to seat us, so we sat in the lobby and watched a TV using headphones. The play and performance...More

Thank David_C54_13
TimeLineTheatre, General Manager at TimeLine Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

Hi David, Sorry you ran into our late seating policy, but we appreciate you rolling with it! Thanks for attending a show at TimeLine, we're glad your experience was overall positive. Hope to see you at the theatre soon!

Reviewed 24 November 2015

My husband and I have started to keep our eyes out for any new production at Timeline Theatre. We love that it is contemporary, often politically-inspired, and very intimate in its productions and space. Most recently we enjoyed the marvelous Mike Nussbaum and equally wonderfully...More

Thank AnneLRooney
Reviewed 19 December 2014

I love TimeLine. They do 4 plays a year in a small theatre in Lincoln Park/Boystown that always open one's mind and provide learning on some subject. It really is the best theatre in Chicago!

Thank PJV1426
Reviewed 25 October 2014

Amazing play…you can't stop listening for a moment, and you don't want to. The interactive displays about the issues in the lobby help fill in the blanks. Amazing theater!

Thank Simone M
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Unbelievable theater. I came here to see A Raisin in the Sun. It was my first show at Timeline; I knew this was a classic theater piece, was set in Chicago, at a theater is wanted to visit for years (since their premiered of The...More

1  Thank Schuyler P
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I read Sean O'Casey's play Juno and the Paycock in graduate school, but I had never seen the musical version called Juno of this famous realistic Irish play about the civil war in Ireland in the 1920s. TimeLine Theatre's production had great acting, great singing,...More

Thank Janet H
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