Teen Arts Pass (a program of Urban Gateways) is proud to present TAP’d In, a series of opportunities for teen members to have a deeper experience with an art form beyond seeing TAP-eligible shows. For 2019, these experiences are focused on the theatre arts as part of the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre. The program is supported by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Please note: The arts organizations presenting these programs are not necessarily official TAP partners, though their specific TAP’d In program will be available to TAP members for free. Teens won’t want to miss these rare opportunities to go behind the scenes of Chicago theatre!

Teens: Interested in this program but not yet a TAP member? All you have to do is sign up (for free) right here!

Upcoming TAP’d In Events

We’ll be adding more soon, so keep checking back!

The Merchant of Venice: The Continual Relevance of Discrimination

Sunday, November 3 @ 2:30pm
The Buena, Pride Arts Center – 4147 N Broadway (Chicago)
Director Charles Askenaizer will host a pre-show conversation and post-show talkback surrounding a teens-only production of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, to illuminate the themes of the play that challenge opinions of what it means to be isolated, marginalized, and judged simply based on skin color or religion.
RSVP (required) & more info >>


TAP members at the Auditorium Theatre. Photo by Fred Brown.


Past TAP’d In Events

Lyric Opera of Chicago: TAP’d In at Lyric

September 27 @ 6pm
Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N Wacker Drive
Behind-the-scenes Q&A, tour, and a photo op on the Lyric stage. Plus snacks, of course!

Laugh Out Loud Improv Workshop and Show!

September 28 @ 5pm
Laugh Out Loud Theater, 3851 N Lincoln Ave
Improv workshop, show….and pizza!