The Crowd is a fifty-seat black box comedy theater in the heart of Lakeview.

We host funny shows, sad shows, shows with music, and sometimes we just get all of our friends together and sing karaoke into the night. Our goal is to capture the atmosphere and intimacy of your friend playing guitar in their living room combined with the amenities of a larger theater space. The Crowd puts up two shows a night, seven nights a week - come see what the buzz is all about! 

The Crowd is touted as Chicago’s ONLY improv comedy theater, and we’re known far and wide for our legendary hot wings.



3935 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613



M-F 7:30pm–12pm
Sa 7:30pm–1am
Su 6:30pm–11pm

The Crowd Theater is open seven nights a week. Come see a show tonight!


Submit a Show Idea

Have an idea for a show you'd like to produce at The Crowd? Let us know with our rolling submission form!

In case you didn't know, we're kinda into shows; we love em, so submit away!

Back Our Patreon 

Our Patreon allows us to lower costs for producers and performers. It also allows us to operate as a theater, pay our box office staff, and invest in improvements.

For $5 a month, you get into every show!

Rent The Crowd

The Crowd is also available to rent out for events & rehearsals. Want to run a workshop? Rent The Crowd! How about a festival? Rent The Crowd!

Send us the day(s)/time(s) you're looking for and we’ll give you more info on availability & pricing!