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

About Face Theatre: Power in Pride

December 4, 6pm performance followed by a facilitated discussion
Theater Wit – 1229 W Belmont Ave (Chicago)

About Face Theatre presents POWER IN PRIDE, an original touring show developed by the celebrated About Face Theatre Education & Outreach Program. POWER IN PRIDE speaks to personal queer experiences of the current moment, the future of queer culture, and works to unearth what has been erased around LGBTQIA+ history. Check out the performance and participate in a facilitated post-show discussion!

RSVP (required) & more info >>

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

Past TAP’d In Events

Perform at the Chopin Theatre!

November 23 @ House Theatre & Chopin Theatre
A free TAP’d In exclusive event for TAP members featuring a workshop and showcase followed by a performance of The Nutcracker!

Understanding Opera: A 3-Part Workshop Series with Chicago Opera Theater

November 12, 13, & 15 @ Roosevelt High School
Learning all about opera through the lens of Chicago Opera Theater’s latest production, Everest. 

The Merchant of Venice: The Continual Relevance of Discrimination

Sunday, November 3 @ The Buena, Pride Arts Center
Pre-show conversation and post-show talkback surrounding Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, speaking to themes of what it means to be discriminated against based solely on skin color or religion.

Laugh Out Loud Improv Workshop and Show!

September 28 @ Laugh Out Loud Theater
Improv workshop, show….and pizza!

Lyric Opera of Chicago: TAP’d In at Lyric

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