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SUPERB - must see "The Audience"

It was all I could do to keep from leaping to my feet to applaud various segments during each act... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Best theatre in Chicago (which is saying a lot)

We saw the US premiere of The Last Wife and highly recommend it, as well as most productions at... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2016
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Nov 27, 2017
“Nice small intimate theater”
Sep 7, 2017
“SUPERB - must see "The Audience"”
TimeLine Theatre Company presents stories inspired by history that connect with today's social and political issues. Founded in 1997 and located in Chicago's Lakeview East neighborhood, TimeLine is the recipient of 52 Jeff Awards, which signify...more
615 W Wellington Ave, Chicago, IL 60657-5305
Lake View East
+1 773-281-8463
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

We went for the first time to the TimeLine theater and enjoyed our experience. The theater was very small and intimate without a bad seat in the house. Staff was welcoming and appreciative that we came. The theater features plays inspired by history. We will...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

It was all I could do to keep from leaping to my feet to applaud various segments during each act. This theater company is superb. Close in seating adds to the engagement with the actors. The scene between the Queen and PM Thatcher was the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed June 27, 2017

This was our first TimeLine theater experience and we were delighted. This is a small theater located in the middle of a Chicago neighborhood. Many in the audience lived in the area and were longtime subscribers. The theater is open seating so we got there...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

A group of eight us enjoyed the Timeline Theatre production of "A Disappearing Number" on March 20,2017. The actors were superb and the use of space for the play was very creative. Good usage of audio, visual and 3D props to get a rather conceptual...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

We saw the US premiere of The Last Wife and highly recommend it, as well as most productions at TimeLine. I particularly like going on a Sunday when there is a discussion afterwards and one can hear from the director, the actors, or the author....More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed July 18, 2016

Our group of six bought tickets at Hot Tix. We took a taxi, had some bad traffic and arrived about 7 minutes late. They were unable to seat us, so we sat in the lobby and watched a TV using headphones. The play and performance...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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TimeLineTheatre, General Manager at TimeLine Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2016

Hi David, Sorry you ran into our late seating policy, but we appreciate you rolling with it! Thanks for attending a show at TimeLine, we're glad your experience was overall positive. Hope to see you at the theatre soon!

Reviewed November 23, 2015

My husband and I have started to keep our eyes out for any new production at Timeline Theatre. We love that it is contemporary, often politically-inspired, and very intimate in its productions and space. Most recently we enjoyed the marvelous Mike Nussbaum and equally wonderfully...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed December 19, 2014

I love TimeLine. They do 4 plays a year in a small theatre in Lincoln Park/Boystown that always open one's mind and provide learning on some subject. It really is the best theatre in Chicago!

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed October 25, 2014

Amazing play…you can't stop listening for a moment, and you don't want to. The interactive displays about the issues in the lobby help fill in the blanks. Amazing theater!

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed August 16, 2014

Unbelievable theater. I came here to see A Raisin in the Sun. It was my first show at Timeline; I knew this was a classic theater piece, was set in Chicago, at a theater is wanted to visit for years (since their premiered of The...More

Date of experience: September 2013
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