November 2 7:30 pm

approx. 75 minutes

Appropriate for all ages.


$18 – $86

This All-Ages event runs approx. 75 minutes without intermission.

It’s your favorite podcast about race, identity, and culture—live on stage! Join Code Switch veteran Gene Demby and welcome new host B.A. Parker for a dope evening of entertainment, humor, and fearless conversations about race. And about the city of Chicago, of course.

From poetry, to music, to our signature “Ask Code Switch” segment, our variety show will explore the theme: Home. We invite you to be part of the story (and how it’s made), live for the first time since the before pandemic times.

Very special guests to be announced.

VIP Tickets: $86 (plus fees) includes:

  • Best seats in the house
  • Post show reception with Gene and B.A and other Code Switch fans
  • Custom signed Code Switch event poster
  • Russell’s Reserve Bourbon tasting experience with Bruce Russell at post show reception

Premium Tickets: $45 (plus fees) includes:

  • Premium Seat Location: Orchestra Rows F-L, and Balcony Boxes Left and Right 2
  • Whiskey sampling with Russell’s Reserve Bourbon

Standard Tickets: $30 (plus fees) includes:

  • Great seats at a great price! Orchestra rows M-Q and Balcony rows AA-JJ
  • Whiskey sampling with Russell’s Reserve Bourbon

Student Tickets: $18 (plus fees) includes:

  • Discounted rates in the Balcony rows: FF-JJ

Must be 21 and provide proof of age to partake in alcohol

Additional security measures will be in place for this event. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to allow ample time to navigate all security check-points. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Calendar for Code Switch Live

Getting Here

Studebaker Theater

Fine Arts Building
410 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL, USA 60605


The Fine Arts Building is easily accessible by the CTA Red/Blue line Jackson stop, and the Orange/Brown/Purple/Pink line Harold Washington Library stop.

The Metra Van Buren stop is on Michigan Ave, right across from the Fine Arts Building.

Bus lines North – South along Michigan Avenue are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 20, 56, 60, 147, 151.

126 Bus runs East – West along Jackson to Michigan.

29, 62, 146 and 148 Busses drop off two blocks West on State Street.

Fine Arts Building

Fine Arts Building, South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA