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About Us:

CHICAGO'S ONLY FUNNY COMEDY.  FOR OVER 35 YEARS.

For over 35 years, The Annoyance Theatre has created some of Chicago’s finest comedy. Home of Chicago's longest-running musical Co-ed Prison Sluts, as well as classics such as Steamworks the Musical, Shark Tank the Musical,  and The Real Live Brady Bunch, The Annoyance uses improvisation to create new and original plays, musicals, sketch-comedy and more in a vibrant, creative atmosphere.

The Annoyance has created over 250 shows, comprised of improvisation, sketch, full-length plays, cabaret, and full-length musicals.

Hundreds of people have performed in Annoyance shows, and you see many of them today on stage, in films, and on television.

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VISIT US

Planning a trip to The Annoyance?

Here's all you need to know:

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BAR & KITCHEN

Hungry? Thirsty? The Annoyance Bar & Kitchen can help.

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ENSEMBLE

The Annoyance is proud of the many talented people who have worked with us past and present.

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OUR PATRONS

The Annoyance would not exist without the participation and generosity of our patrons.

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OUR TEAM

Meet the members of our artistic, production, and education team.

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RENT A SPACE

Need somewhere to rehearse a show or host an event?  Use our space!

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EQUITY DIVERSITY
& INCLUSION

Learn about our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Bringing the vibrant, creative mission of The Annoyance outside of our theatre walls.

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TRAINING

We offer a range of classes, workshops, and intensives taught by some of the best minds in comedy.

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