Flanagan's Wake

Flanagan's Wake

Prepare to mourn laugh at Flanagan's Wake

Flanagan's Wake is one of the longest running shows in Chicago theater history, playing in Chicago for twenty smash years! Gather together and pay your respects to Flanagan at this hilarious interactive Irish wake.

Flanagan’s Wake transports the audience to the fictional town of Grapplin, Ireland, where local roustabout Flanagan has died. Here they meet an eclectic cast of characters including Fiona Finn, Flanagan’s spirited fiancée of 22 years, Brian Ballybunion, his best friend and drinking mate, Father Damon Fitzgerald, the sharp-tongued parish priest, Mayor O’Doul, the town mayor and bartender, the innocent Mother Flanagan and several other colorful citizens. The mourners pay their respects to the deceased in the Irish tradition (with a quick stop at the pub first).

Flanagan's Wake

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Group Minimum: starts at 8 and up

Regular Show Dates and Times

Fridays at 8:00 P.M.

Saturdays at 9:00 P.M.

Sundays at 7:00 P.M.



Wednesdays at 12:00 P.M.

March 15 SOLD OUT

March 29


Other dates available upon request.


Full Price Tickets:

General Seating: $29 | Preferred Seating: $34


Group Discounted Tickets:

Groups of 8-15 General Seating: $26 | Preferred Seating: $30.50

Groups of +16 General Seating: $23 | Preferred Seating: $28.50


Matinee Pricing*

Full Price: $49

Groups of 8-15: $49

Groups of 16 or more: $39

*includes lunch

Chicago Theater Works

1113 W. Belmont Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60657



The new Chicago Theater Works makes its home in the heart of the Belmont Theater District at 1113 W. Belmont. Designed by Obora and Associates with interior design by Matthew Murray, this versatile space transforms into both a 200-seat German beer hall known as “Der Brew-Ha-Ha” for We Gotta Bingo and Vinnie Black’s Colosseum for Tony 'n Tina's 1980s wedding reception. The space is a new staple in the Chicago theater scene run by Bill Collins and Michael Dunne.