Chicago is a theatre city. Everyone who lives here knows that. From world-renowned regional theatres like Steppenwolf, The Goodman Theatre, and Victory Gardens to smaller storefront theatres, living in Chicago affords art lovers a wealth of options to choose from if you want to spend the night going to see a show.
So why haven’t you gone lately?
If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a pretty busy schedule, and you try to keep a tight budget. Sometimes, it’s not feasible to make plans, like, 3 weeks in advance to see a show. Things come up! You might have a hot tinder date or something!
The ideal, obviously, would be to get tickets day-of, but often this isn’t possible due to budget restraints or simply due to the fact that the show is sold out.
Oh, well hey, look at that, a new app just launched in Chicago that is specifically geared towards same-day, discounted theatre tickets. Funny how things work out sometimes.
Chicago is now joining a growing list of cities including London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. in which TodayTix is live. In short, it’s an app. You tap a few buttons, add a payment method, and get tickets for a show whenever you want to go and see it. The great thing about the app is that the guys over at TodayTix have built relationships with so many theatre companies in Chicago, from large companies like Second City and Victory Gardens to storefront companies like the Neo-Futurists, to much smaller theatres. They have put a lot of effort into making sure that there are shows on the app to fit everyone’s tastes and budget.
The idea behind the app is to get more young people into the theatre, and it appears to be working. It’s convenient, the tickets are discounted, and perhaps above all, makes the entire Chicago theatre-going experience a bit more manageable.
Plus, they won’t pull any Ticketmaster-style fee nonsense on you. TodayTix charges a flat $5 fee no matter the price of the ticket, so you won’t be blindsided by service charges or anything (unless you want to plunk down a little extra to get your tickets hand-delivered to you).
TodayTix is also savvy enough to know that Chicago theatre lovers like a stiff drink with their show, so they have agreements with certain theatres including the Annoyance and iO where if you buy a ticket using the app, you are eligible for free drinks or exclusive drink specials. So even if the show isn’t that great, at least you can drown your sorrows.
Bottom line, Chicago’s theatre scene is key to experiencing the city. So if you want to impress your next tinder date by taking them to dinner and a show, but you need same-day tickets and are on a budget, well…
Will you be checking out the TodayTix App? Leave your thoughts in the comments!