Looking for a scary good time this fall?
You'll find it just before Halloween in your local park! But be careful what you look for; you may find it!


Ghost Stories In the Park... In the Dark

A Naperville tradition; celebrating scary stories and macabre tales of humor and horror!
Our story tellers will tell you stories that will scare you and make you laugh.
This is a night of fun for audiences of all ages and one of the Summer Place Theatre's favorites!

At the Naperville Park District Grand Pavillion, off Jackson Street


Come See Our Show!

Ghost Stories will be performed outdoors at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion in Naperville (500 W Jackson St). Use the entrance near Centennial Beach, turn right at the beach volleyball court, and look for the pavilion down the road and on your left.


In 2017, October 6-8 

Shows and Showtimes

Friday, 7:00 p.m. (For under age 12)

Saturday, 6:00 p.m. (For under age 12)

Saturday, 8:00 p.m. (For age 12+)

Sunday, 7:00 p.m. (For age 12+)


All tickets are $7 and are sold through the Naperville Park District. Visit their new online reservation system and search for "Ghost" and you'll find ticket options.

You can also get your tickets at the show itself. $7 at the "door" as well. Cash or Credit Card (MC, Visa, Discover). 


For Our Storytellers


Do you want to learn how to tell a scary ghost story? How about a funny one ot thrill the young ones? Summer Place Theatre is well known for our annual Ghost Stories in the Park ... In the Dark, held during the first weekend in October. Your ghost-host Don Gingold will lead a workhop in storytelling in a 2-hour class

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2:00-4:00 pm

Proper story presentation, speaking, breathing, gesturing and microphone techniques will be taught, and everyone will practice telling a story. Those who "graduate" our workshop will be considered to tell stories during our October event.

No preparation is needed to attend the workshop, but you are encouraged to bring a prepared Halloween story or monologue no more than 2 minutes long that can be used to workshop. 

Limited to the 1st 10 registrants!
To register or for more information, email

Chills, Thrills, and Hopefully No Spills!

After we have our Chills and Thrills - our fun, scary stories - everybody is invited to have a cup of hot apple cider, a cup of ectoplasm punch (orange drink), and some cookies. 

The treats are brought to us, thanks to our friends at the Meijer store on Route 59 and Jefferson.

About Us

The Summer Place, Inc. is a 501-C3 not-for-profit organization and receives our funding through sales of affordably priced tickets, program ads, concessions, from a small number of grants and from the kind donations of our patrons. 

Summer Place Theatre, as we're best-known, is all about Community. Our all volunteer board, crew and cast work hard together to produce entertaining plays and musicals for the Naperville area. We invite you to get involved!

Contact Us

The Summer Place, Inc.
P.O. Box 2394
Naperville, IL 60567


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