PAC Presents Musical Comedy Whore

David Pevsner, an out gay actor and Skokie native who has appeared in New York productions of When Pigs Fly and Party, contributed songs to Naked Boys Singing, and performed an autobiographical one-man show called To Bitter and Back at Bailiwick Repertory in 2002 will take the Broadway stage for five nights from May 31 […]

PRIDE CAMP – PFP’s New Education Program!

Summer programs include Theater for Young Audiences, Rainbow Shakespeare for High School Students, Puppetry from Tristan Tom, and more! Pride Arts Center is creating all-inclusive learning environments for LGBTQ+ allies. This will include summer Pride Camps for middle school and high school aged students, using theater arts to learn more about navigating our complex world. […]

Jumpers for Goalposts

A staged reading of Jumpers for Goalposts, a recent British play by Tom Wells about an LGBT soccer team, will be given on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.   The event is pay-what-you-can, and you can do that here or a the door.

PAC Presents Unity in Dance

PAC’s month of Pride activities will conclude on Sunday, June 18 with Unity in Dance – a program of same-sex dances choreographed and performed by members of the Giordano Dance Chicago. Order Window Launch Button Buy Button | Buy Link This code is ideal for inserting into a website. Using this code gives you greater […]

PAC presents Queer Bits Film Festival

Pride Films and Plays announces that several short films will receive receiving their Chicago premieres during Queer Bits Film Festival. Dozens of entries were received from countries around the world for consideration. The screening begins at 7:30 on June 17, and will be followed by a brief talkback and social hour with the audience and […]

PAC Presents The Boys in the Band

Widely acknowledged to be the first gay-themed play to attract mainstream attention, it opened at a New York City off-Broadway theatre in 1968 where it ran for 1001 performances. Crowley’s play of nine gay men at a birthday party that descends into a night of truth-telling and personal discovery was also produced as a feature […]

PAC Presents SheFest

SheFest (formerly LezFest) is Pride Arts Center’s’ semi-annual celebration of Chicago’s queer female and non-binary artists. SheFest showcases the diverse range of queer female and non-binary artists in Chicago as well as the diverse stories and experiences of queer femininity. The sixth installment of the festival, this year’s SheFest will be hosted by stand-up comedian […]

Pride 2017 Press Release

“Nearly 50” – Pride Arts Center celebrates its first Pride Month on Broadway with 30 days of plays, readings and special events On the cusp of the 50th Anniversary of the seminal gay play The Boys in the Band, Pride Arts Center presents a slate of readings, productions, and special events that look at gay […]

What is the Pride Arts Center?

ABOUT PRIDE ARTS CENTER Pride Arts Center (PAC) opened in 2016 and consists of two performance spaces: The Broadway at 4139 N. Broadway which has 85 seats, and The Buena at 4147 N. Broadway which has 50 seats. PAC is run by the primary tenant, Pride Films and Plays, a 501(c)3 organization in Chicago. PAC […]