Naperville Ghost Story Theatre

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Summer Place Theatre Proudly Presents ...

Event date: 10/2/2020 7:00 PM - 10/4/2020 7:00 PM Export event
Ghost Stories
Don Gingold
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Ghost Stories

In the Park... In the Dark!

A Naperville tradition! A night of fun for audiences of all ages!

It's on! But we're taking precautions to minimize the transmission of covid-19. Keep reading below the map.

A group of story tellers delight the audience with chilling and thrilling ghost stories; some old, some original from the story tellers.

We do 2 kinds of shows. The first is more silly and not too scary so younger kids (5 and up) are welcome to that one; then we do a slightly scarier and more cerebral batch of stories that get under the skin, so older kids (teens and up) usually like this show more.

Show Dates and Times

  • Friday, October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 5 and up
  • Saturday, October 3, 2020 6:00pm - 5 and up
  • Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:00pm - teens and up
  • Sunday, October 4, 2020 7:00pm - teens and up


Naper Central High School Auditorium, West Side of campus
Click map for directions.

All performances of Ghost Stories are held in the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion. There's plenty free parking! 

Click the map image to get directions via Google Maps. Use the entrance for the 670 W. Jackson parking area, then continue on Honorary Sindt Court to the Pavillion. Follow the Ghost Story signs.

COVID-19 Precautions

We're following the rules of Restore Illinois Phase 4, so group limits and seating will be strictly enforced.

The rules say there's a maximum of 50 people at the event. Since we have actors and staff under 10 people, we'll set the number of tickets at 40 per show.


Tickets are on sale through the Park District. More on that below.

Individuals must sit 6ft from the next person in the row. Family groups can sit together, but must keep 6ft between their group edge and that of the next group. If not enough room in the row, ushers will direct attendees to other seats. Attendees not complying will be asked to comply and if they refuse will be asked to leave. Park district police oversee the area and will be brought in if necessary.

Rows of benches will run the entire width of the pavilion with no break in the middle. Audience will be directed to enter a row from either end and move to the middle. Bench rows will be 6 ft apart from front of bench to front of bench.

Let's all do our part to have an enjoyable evening as safely as possible!

Juice and Cider and Cookies has been a long-standing after-show treat, but in practicing an abundance of caution under the circumstances, no refreshments will be served after the show. Sorry!


ADVANCED TICKETS ONLY - UP UNTIL THE SHOW WEEKEND: Tickets are sold through the Naperville Park District Registration System until 12:00pm Friday, Oct 2.

Buy Tickets via the Park District

By purchasing tickets, purchaser agrees to comply with all social distance safety precautions on pain of ejection from the event. Also, purchaser agrees to hold harmless the Naperville Park District and The Summer Place, Inc. in the event they contract the coronavirus covid-19 while attending the performance.

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The Summer Place, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) 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.

We are Naperville's Community TheatreSM. 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!

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


Partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.


And by a grant from the Naperville Special Events & Cultural Amenities Fund.

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