The Annoyance is currently closed due to Covid-19,

but you can still see our shows online!

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The Annoyance closed due to Covid -19 on March 13th, 2020.  We are so eager to re-open and bring back the laughter as soon as we feel it's safe for our employees, students, and creative collaborators to return.
We hope you will join us in encouraging Congress to support SAVE OUR STAGES   so that creative venues can survive the pandemic and continue to thrive and contribute to our communities. 
And, if you're able to make a donation to help us keep from permanently closing our doors we appreciate it and are incredibly grateful for your support.


Under the guidance of Artistic Director Mick Napier, The Annoyance also provides excellent quality training in improvisation. Based on Napier’s book Improvise. Scene From the Inside Out, the Annoyance philosophy focuses on the individual, giving students feedback and support to allow them to find and enhance their personal point of view and creative voice.


For 33 years, The Annoyance Theatre has created some of Chicago’s finest comedy. Home of the longest running musical Co-ed Prison Sluts, The Annoyance uses improvisation to create new and original plays, musicals, sketch-comedy and more in a vibrant, uncensored atmosphere.

All are welcome at The Annoyance (over the age of 14), and while there, they may use the bathroom that fits their gender identity.


CURRENTLY, our theatre space is closed. 

When we re-open....We have 5 studio classrooms to rent for rehearsals meetings and auditions. They may also be rented for commercial use (classes/workshops) at our commercial rates.

Our Small (40 seat) and MainStage (100 seat) theatres are also available for rental for corporate/special events and parties.  


We are currently accepting submissions for our online shows on 

Please submit your ideas here! 

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