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Chicago LivE! at Navy Pier is back for 2022!

This free annual two-day performance festival will feature more than 60 of the city’s top musical, theatrical, dance, and cultural organizations with back-to-back performances.

Joel Hall Dancers at CLA 609 2

Saturday & Sunday — September 24-25

From noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept, 25, performances will be held at the East End Plaza, the Wave Wall Platform, and the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier.

CLA 2021 Black Ensemble Theatre 342

Returning to Chicago Live!

About Face Theatre, Actors’ Gymnasium, Black Ensemble Theater, Broadway in Chicago, ChiArts, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Chicago Fringe Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago Sinfonietta, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, DJ Readerz, Ensemble Español, Giordano Dance Chicago, Harris Theater, Hiplet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Jabowen Dixon, The Joffrey Ballet, K.F. Jacques,  Kokandy Productions, Korean Performing Arts Institute...

Victor Garcia Organ Quintet at CLA 704

... Lyric Opera of Chicago, Mandala South Asian Performing Arts, Meher Dance Company, Mercury Theater Chicago, Muntu Dance Theater, Northlight Theatre, Nublu Band, Old Town School of Folk Music, Pinqy Ring, Porchlight Music Theatre, Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, The Seldoms, Soul Children of Chicago, South Chicago Dance Theatre, Victor Garcia, Yin He Dance Company.

Taste Of Broadway in Chicago at CLA 110

New this year to Chicago Live!

American Blues Theater, Annoyance Theatre, Ayodele Drum and Dance, Blue Man Group, Cabaret Zazou presents LUMINAIRE, Chicago Dance Crash, Chicago Soul Jazz Collective, Chicago Repertory Ballet, COMMON Conservatory, Congo Square Theatre, Culture Shock Chicago, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Dee Alexander, Forward Momentum, Improv Olympic, Jazz Institute of Chicago...

Chicago Childrens Theatre

...puppeteer Jerrell L. Henderson, Jumaane Taylor & Chicago Human Rhythm Project, La Escuelita Bombera de Corazon, Momenta Dance Company, Neofuturists, PARA.MA Dance Theater, Red Clay Dance Company, Trinity Irish Dancers, Visceral Dance Chicago, and Young Chicago Authors.


Chicago Live! is generously sponsored by the Pritzker Foundation


About Navy Pier

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million guests have come to enjoy the Pier's 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences. In 2022, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.

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