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Announcing the 2021 Saints MatchGrants Program

Beginning August 1st, all forms for the 2021 Saints MatchGrants Program are
available on the Saints website home page.
To go there directly, click here -> MatchGrants

Saints’ members who make voluntary donations to member organizations can request
matching funds for the organization. Based upon the ongoing need that the
Chicagoland performing arts community is experiencing the donation period
for the 2021 program is August 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 and
continues to be subject to the program’s rules and availability of funds.

The Board of Directors of The Saints has passed the following statement:
To be silent is to be complicit.

One of the most powerful aspects of theater is to bring injustice center stage and cast a strong light on it, in the shared experience of audience, writers, and actors. We are currently experiencing a collective trauma and heartbreak in our society. We mourn the loss of the many Black lives that have been taken. We say their names: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, those names being just the most recent victims of the systemic racism that has long plagued our country. We stand with the Black Lives Matter movement. We will do what we can to make our organization one that is a safe and welcoming space for all of our members and for all theater patrons. We promise to listen to the voices of the oppressed to see how we can continue growing and improving. As we look to the future, we will be here for all members of our community.


Here's a message from the League of Chicago Theatres:

During this national emergency most of the Chicago area theatres have suspended operations. You will find a few shows with future performances. They hope to be back in full force soon. In the meantime if you want to support theatre in Chicago any of the following would be greatly appreciated:

  • Make a donation to the Chicago Theatre Workers Relief Fund
  • Buy a season subscription for next season to your favorite theatre.
  • Buy a ticket for a future production.
  • Make a donation in any amount to your favorite non-profit theatre.

Please stay safe and healthy and we look forward to seeing you at the theatre soon.


Theatre In Chicago - Streaming Shows in Chicago Due to COVID-19

Streaming shows


The Saints are volunteers for the performing arts.  At the present time our 2000+ members serve well over one hundred Chicago and suburban theater, dance and music organizations, ranging in size from storefronts to world-class theaters, from seasonal musical groups to world-trotting dance companies.

The Saints members provide help to these groups for a variety of activities including ushering at performances and in return are allowed to attend these activities and performances at no charge.  Members choose the venues and performances where they want to volunteer, as often as they like.

The Saints also awards financial grants to not-for-profit performing arts organizations located in Chicago and the surrounding area. In 2018 the Saints donated nearly $53,000 in grants to sixteen different performing arts organizations. We also matched over $15,000 of our members' donations to such organizations.

Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre The Saints hold General Membership Meetings several times a year.  These meetings offer members the opportunity to learn more about the organization and its affairs, meet and socialize with other members and to participate in interesting presentations given by famous personalities from the performing arts community. The Saints members also receive a twice weekly "Cyberline" via email which lists the available volunteering opportunities. Usher sign-ups are managed using the online "Usher Module" accessed on the Saints website.  

The Saints is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable corporation and donations to The Saints are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
In short, The Saints allow you to be part of the vibrant Chicago arts scene and see many fine performances, all for the cost of a nominal yearly membership fee.  Join us!
Photos by Merle Branner and Jim Venskus


Click on the map below to see a map of our venues where we offer ushering opportunities.

Map of Ushering Venues

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