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About ITA


The Illinois Theatre Association is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to advocate for the important values that theatre at all levels in the state of Illinois bring to individuals as we work to expand hearts and minds through work both on the stage and off.

Our work includes the important mission to inspire, engage, challenge, nurture, educate and empower artists and audiences in order to enhance the cultural landscape of Illinois, making our state a more conscious and compassionate community. Ultimately, we look to celebrate the essential power of the theatre to illuminate our common humanity.

Vision Statement:

As an organization devoted to the advocacy of theatre in the state of Illinois, we believe that embracing differences is essential for our theatres to not only survive, but thrive. The ITA strives to be an energizing force for collaboration and advocacy in the theatre community. We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of our organization.


The Illinois Theatre Association is comprised of six divisions.  

  • College/University Theatre 
  • Community Theatre 
  • Creative Drama
  • Professional Theatre
  • Secondary School Theatre
  • Theatre for Young Audiences 

The ITA is currently comprised of six separate regions throughout the state. Click here for a larger map.

© 2022 Illinois Theatre Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 4055 W. Peterson Ave., Chicago, IL 60646

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