To help connect arts programming to holidays, heritage months, and special occasions often celebrated by schools and community venues, this calendar highlights touring performances that tie to themes of each month (specific dates apply to September 2017 through June 2018).

To book any touring performance, please fill out our online request form or contact Urban Gateways Performance Programs Associate Claire Meyers at or 312-445-2743.

PLEASE NOTE: Touring performances can be booked year-round.  This list does NOT indicate the show availability, but is a tool to integrate our performances with your calendar.

Here are some show recommendations for special events that are not tied to specific months but which we know many schools, libraries, & community venues celebrate:

Family Nights/Family Engagement
American Groove Evolution
Animal Farm: Musical Tales
Cha Cha Cha: Latin American Dances
From Rag to Rap
The Magic of the Spellbinder
The Make ‘Em Ups

Reading-Themed Events
1, 2, 3, Story!
Based on a True Story
Finding the Light Inside
Made-Up Musical
The Make ‘Em Ups
The Puppet Place Shows
Voices of Chicago: Slam Poetry

For International or Cultural Appreciation Events,
check out World Day for Cultural Diversity under May.