About Chicago

Come on babe, why don’t we paint the town? And all that jazz…

Chicago, the longest running American musical, winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, tangoes its way into the Phoenix Theatre from 26th March. Guaranteed to light up the West End stage with its seductive tale of fame and fortune, Chicago’s return to London marks its 21st birthday – and there’s more razzle dazzle than ever before!

Nothing compares to seeing this daring production in person – it’s so good, it should be illegal.

Since opening in 1996, Chicago has been performed in 36 countries worldwide, grossed over $1.5 billion and has played over 30,000 shows, with an estimated 31 million individuals having seen the production.

So, why not celebrate with the cast and crew of the sexiest, sassiest and most sophisticated musical around and experience in person the sizzling choreography of the legendary Bob Fosse and hear Kander and Ebb’s universally-loved red-hot score, featuring classics as “Razzle Dazzle”, “Cell Block Tango” and “All That Jazz”, performed live.

Go on, paint the town, we dare you…


Starring Academy Award-winner Cuba Gooding Jnr in his West End stage debut. Further casting to be announced.

What's the story?

Set in the legendary Windy City during the jazz-era of the roaring ‘20s, Chicago tells the tale of two rival vaudevillian murderesses, Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart. Serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding them in bed together, nightclub star Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn. They turn Velma’s imprisonment into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, preparing the world for her flashy showbiz comeback. However, ambitious chorus girl Roxie, isn’t about to let things run smoothly…

Chicago Performance Dates & Times

Running time

  • 20:00
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The Venue

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is Chicago?

Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0JP
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 29, 176; (Shaftesbury Avenue) 19, 38
  • Parking: Chinatown (5mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176 N29, N41, N279; (Shaftesbury Avenue) N5, N19, N20, N38
  • Nearest Tube: Central, Northern
  • Directions:

    (3mins) Take Tottenham Court Road south (towards Leicester Square) and the theatre will be on your left after 100 metres.

    NB: Central Line trains will not be stopping at Tottenham Court Road Tube Station until December 2015.

  • Nearest Station: Euston


  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible