Guided by our values of collaboration and fiscal responsibility, TimeLine has launched this Today, Tomorrow, Together fundraising effort to meet the challenges caused by COVID-19. It is a celebration of our shared perseverance through this pandemic, while honoring a future beyond it. It supports staff and artists, and ensures that we are able to work toward the time when we will gather for live theatre again. 

In the meantime, we are working hard to live up to TimeLine’s reputation of mission-focused artistry, business acumen, and putting people first. Even while our stage is dark, your support enables us to:

  • Adapt our Living History Education Program to meet the needs of Chicago Public Schools teachers and students in today’s new online learning environment
  • Offer, free of charge, our TimeLine South summer arts intensive to CPS students
  • Share a range of public programs featuring new works emerging from TimeLine’s Playwrights Collective, starting conversations about the issues of today while also highlighting small businesses and Chicago artists
  • Employ artists and arts administrators while theatre stages are dark and the arts industry has reduced its workforce
  • Recommit ourselves to equitable, anti-racist practices
  • Resolve to continue development on our future Uptown home

We’re all living through history right now. But that doesn’t mean TimeLine’s momentum has slowed! Read more about our plans and the investment you can make to help us navigate this moment …

TimeLine has taken steps to survive the times ahead, but with the support of our community, we are positioned to thrive. What you do today will be felt tomorrow and long after this pandemic. With your help, we will get there together.


TimeLine Theatre is a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. TimeLine’s Federal ID # is 36-4197407.