About The Annoyance

For over 30 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, creative 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.


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.

Our Patrons

The Annoyance would not exist without the participation and generosity of our audience and patrons. We are grateful for the many years of support and encouragement, as well as financial assistance we’ve received.

Ensemble Members

The Annoyance is proud of the many talented people who have worked with us in the past, as well as those who are currently performing, running lights, building sets and more… without them we wouldn’t exist. Check out our huge, wonderful family!

Theatre Space

Need somewhere to rehearse a show or host an event? Use our space! We have 2 theatres (Small & Mainstage) as well as 5 classroom studio spaces which can all be rented. Also, our bar can be rented for parties, fundraisers and other events.

Annoyance casting is inclusive and diverse.
We are a safe space for all LGBTQIA staff, performers students, and friends.