Excited to explore St. Louis but don't know where to start? Check out these museums, tours, and experiences, recommended by the St. Louis Host Committee!


Renegade Tours

Provides fresh, original, off-beat tours of the powerful history and grand architecture of St. Louis.


City Museum

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Housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company, the museum is an eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects.

City Museum via Trip Advisor: “Don't take the name so literally. We're about fun. Not your white walls, walk around, and be quiet museum. If you want to climb around, get active with your kids or are a big kid at heart, we're the place. If you get freaked out easily, you might not want to come. We're four floors filled with miles of tunnels, a full cave system, over 30 slides, a circus, an arts area, a large outdoor climbing space, Architectural Museum, a Cabin that serves adult beverages, a Museum of Mayhem, Mirth and Mystery, and a ton more. Also, there's the roof with a Ferris Wheel and a bus hanging off its edge.”


St. Louis Zoo

Enjoying an adventure every time you visit. Voted America's top free attraction, the Zoo is located on 90 acres in beautiful Forest Park, and home to more than 600* species of animals, many of them rare and endangered. It is one of the few free zoos in the nation.


Missouri Botanical Gardens

Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark. The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis. The Garden offers 79 acres of beautiful horticultural display, including a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, Henry Shaw's original 1850 estate home, and one of the world's largest collections of rare and endangered orchids.


St. Louis Art Museum

Located in the heart of historic Forest Park, the Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation's leading comprehensive art museums with collections that include works of art of exceptional quality from virtually every culture and time period. Beyond the collections, the Museum maintains a variety of services, amenities, and programs to help make your visit more enjoyable.


The Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch reflects St. Louis' role in the Westward Expansion of the United States during the nineteenth century. The park is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson's role in opening the West, to the pioneers who helped shape its history , and to Dred Scott who sued for his freedom in the Old Courthouse.


Adam Flores, St. Louis Host Committee member, Theatre Professor, Artist, and Activist on why he loves his town from Theatre Communications Group on Vimeo.





Lunch Downtown


If you’ve decided not to partake in meals at the hotel during the Conference (FYI, you can still add them to your registration), you’re going to need places to eat! Here’s a list of great lunch spots downtown.


Porano Pasta

It’s like Chipotle for Italian food. Build your own pasta bowl and be sure to try the risotto balls.

634 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101


Mr. Curry’s

A delicious Indian Buffet. Try the Butter Chicken and Naan.

612 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63101


Sugarfire Smoke House

The best BBQ restaurant in downtown StL. There’s a new mouthwatering special everyday.

9200 Olive Blvd #114, St. Louis, MO 63132


Gioia’s Deli

Delicious local sandwich shop

934 Macklind Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110


Kaldi's Coffee at Citygarden

Great coffee, great food, great view of a quirky park.

808 Chestnut St, St. Louis, MO 63101


Bailey’s Range

Awesome local burger joint. Try the homemade ice cream!

1420, 920 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63101


Food trucks

Food trucks end up at Citygarden daily for lunch. Kbop and Seoul Taco are two of the standouts, but you can’t go wrong. This website will help you find where the food trucks are each day


MORE STL Restaurants and Bars

Looking for a spot to grab breakfast, dinner, or a drink? Check out these suggestions from our St. Louis Host Committee!


Big Sky

Quaint, colorful eatery serving creative, locally focused American eats in large & small plates.

3202, 47 S Old Orchard Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119


The Brasserie

French brasserie fare for dinner and weekend brunch in classic digs with a wall of windows to the street,

4580 Laclede Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108


Charlie Gitto's

Italian/Sicilian preparations have made Charlie Gitto's a name known coast-to-coast. They also present an array of signature steaks, veal, seafood, pizzas, salads, appetizers, and desserts, such as homemade gelato and Italian cookies.

207 N 6th St, St. Louis, MO 63101


Everest Cafe and Bar

Family-owned establishment serving Nepalese, Korean & Indian cuisines in understated quarters.

4145 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110



Urban nook with globally inspired mains & homemade desserts amid eclectic decor, plus a patio.

1811 Pestalozzi St, St. Louis, MO 63118


I Fratellini

Refined Italian plates & wine in an intimate space with exposed brick walls & soft lighting.

7624 Wydown Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105



Chic space with wood floors & exposed brick walls offers up modern spins on Peruvian cooking.

1159, 1001 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101


Mission Taco Joint

Mission Taco Joint serves street tacos wrapped in a West Coast experience. Try their special West Coast IPA from 2nd Shift Brewery, "SubMission."

6235 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130


Rosalita's Cantina

Cheery haunt serves up Tex-Mex grub & specialty margaritas, plus outdoor seating & lunch deals.

1235 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103


Sweet Art Bakery

Funky, colorful spot producing sweets & baked goods in a functioning art studio, plus light lunch.

2203 S 39th St, St. Louis, MO 63110



Chill tavern serves craft cocktails & new American small plates in a warm space with sleek decor.

4584 Laclede Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108


Tree House

In hip surrounds, this locavore bistro cooks up vegetarian & vegan fare inspired by world cuisines.

3177 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118




Be sure to check out what's on in St. Louis during The Conference. Attendees should book directly through theatre websites (linked below) for tickets, any discounts available TCG discounts will be posted below.

The Muny

Jerome Robbins' Broadway

In its first major staging since leaving Broadway in 1990, Jerome Robbins' Broadway is an epic musical anthology that honors the career highlights of Tony Award-winning director and choreographer, Jerome Robbins. Filled with mesmerizing production numbers from some of Robbins' biggest hits, including West Side Story, On the Town, Peter Pan, The King and I, and Fiddler on the Roof, this is one monumental Muny premiere befitting a celebratory start to their centennial season,

1 Theatre Dr, St. Louis, MO 63112

Thursday June 14th-Sunday June 17th at 8pm

“Complimentary ticket offer for Thursday through Sunday performances: Conference attendees can get two complimentary tickets by going to the box office on the evening of the performance and identifying themselves as TCG conference attendees.”


Mustard Seed Theatre with Theatre Nuevo


A story of a young girl's journey to save the honor of her family, and inspired by the Ancient Chinese folktale of Mulan, LUCHADORA! explores themes of courage, identity, family, and determination. Join Lupita as she becomes immersed in the world of Lucha Libre wrestling, and gains profound insight about her Mexican-American culture and family history.

6800 Wydown Boulevard, Clayton, MO 63105

Thursday June 14th and Friday June 15th at 8pm

Saturday June 16th at 2pm and 6pm

Sunday at 2pm

Discounted tickets $15 with the code TCGMST

New Line Theatre

Yeast Nation

The world's first bio-historical musical comedy, from the mad geniuses who brought you Urinetown! It is the year 3,000,458,000 BC. The Earth's surface is a molten mass of volcanic islands and undulating waves. The atmosphere is a choking fog lit by a dim red sun. And the mighty waters of the world are inhabited only by rocks, sand, salt, more rocks, a little silt, and the great society of salt-eating years-yes, yeasts!- the world's very first life form! there single-cell salt-eaters are the only living creatures on Earth, and they're struggling against a food shortage, a strange new emotion called Love, and the oppression of a tyrannical yeast king. But when the king's son ventures out of the known yeastiverse, the yeast's epic story is changed forever.

The Marcelle

Thursday June 14th through Saturday June 16th at 8pm

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis


Romeo and Juliet

Forest Park in the Shakespeare Glen

Thursday June 14th through Sunday June 17th at 8pm

Free seats with reservation only with the code TCG

Blow, Winds

Following the cancellation of Blow, Winds in 2017, this production will return to the steps of the Public Library for its first public performance during the 2018 Season. This reinvented work tells our continuing story as we address both the frustration and pride that comes with living in St. Louis.

Central Library

Friday June 15th and Saturday June 16th at 8:30pm

Free with seat reservation.


Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble


Run On Sentence

Based on the experience of female prison inmates, Run-On Sentence tells the story of cellmates whose lives are turned upside down by the arrival of a new inmate. Commissioned by Prison Performing Arts in 2016, Run-On Sentence was initially performed by inmates at Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic, and Correctional Center in Vandalia, MO and students at Farleigh Dickinson University. SATE produces its first professional premiere. 

The Chapel

Thursday June 14th through Saturday June 16th at 8pm

Discounted ticket for all artists is $15

Stages St. Louis


I do! I do!

Last seen at STAGES in its Inaugural Season, I DO! I DO! tells the poignant story of 50 years in the married lives of Michael and Agnes. This two character musical version of the comedy/drama "The Fourposter" takes place entirely in a bedroom and takes its audience on a whirlwind journey that begins in 1895 and ends half a century later.

Thursday June 14th through Sunday June 17th

Discounted ticket $47 with the code IDOIDO

Stray Dog Theatre


Hedda Gabler

A masterpiece of modern theatre, Hedda Gabler exposes a powerful and reckless heroine who finds herself stranded in the seemingly ordinary but dangerously imbalanced Victorian Era. Employing methods that define the modern psychological drama, the plot stealthily reveals the bitter conflicts and thwarted longings that lie just below the "civilized" interactions of daily life and unflinchingly leads us to a shocking but inevitable conclusion.

The Abbey

Thursday June 14th through Saturday June 16th at 8pm

Sunday June 17th at 2pm

Discounted ticket $15 when you call to reserve ticket with the code TCG

Ryan_ Why I Love St. Louis from Theatre Communications Group on Vimeo.



Check out this comprehensive overview of St. Louis theatres, compiled by the St. Louis Host Committee.


The Black Rep

The Black Rep produces quality professional dramas, comedies and musicals by primarily African-American and third world playwrights. In addition, the company maintains an award-winning Education and Community Program.



ERA's mission is to use the elements unique to theatre's identity to expand the possibilities for what that art form can be and challenge our community's expectations for meaning in theatre, art, and the world.


Insight Theatre Company

The goal of Insight Theatre Company is the produce the highest quality of plays and musicals in order to entertain, inspire, and reveal the complexity of the human spirit.


Max and Louie Productions

Max & Louie Productions enhances lives through the arts by presenting premiere plays and musicals, that entertain and challenge, bringing artists and audiences together in a shared experience that illuminates life through joy, wonder, laughter, and truth.


Metro Theatre Company

Inspired by the intelligence and emotional wisdom of young people, Metro Theatre Company creates professional theater, fosters inclusive community, and nurtures meaningful learning through the arts.


The Midnight Company

The Midnight Company focuses on new and interesting work for the stage, screen, and internet.


The Muny

The mission of The Muny is to enrich lives by producing exceptional musical theatre, accessible to all, continuing its remarkable tradition in Forest Park.


Mustard Seed Theatre

Mustard Seed  Theatre is a professional theatre company in residence at Fortbonne University committed to high quality productions exploring issues of faith and social justice and creating a safe arena for civil dialogue on difficult issues. 


Theatre Nuevo

Theatre Nuevo is a brand new company for brand new works. No seasons, just shows when we have something to say. We are committed to professional work by local artists, and serving our diverse community.


The New Jewish Theatre

The New Jewish, St Louis' Premier Small Professional Theatre, is dedicated to the exploration of universal themes and issues and the examination of the full range of the human experience filtered through the lens of the Jewish experience. Through the medium of theatre, we build bridges of multi-cultural understanding, tolerance, communication, and education.


New Line Theatre

New Line was founded to involve the people of the region in the creation and exploration of provocative, alternative, politically and socially relevant works of musical theatre-daring, muscular, intelligent theatre about politics, race, violence, drugs, sexuality, religion, art, obscenity, the media, and other contemporary issues.


Poor Monsters

Poor Monsters is an experimental theatre company concocting new works inspired by Shakespeare. 


R-S Theatrics

R-S Theatrics is dedicated to producing St, Louis premieres of thought-provoking works that demand conversation long after the applause has died down.


Rebel and Misfits Productions

REBEL AND MISFITS PRODUCTIONS is the parent company of both The Immersive Theatre Project and An Intimate Theatre Project.


St. Louis Actor's Studio

St. Louis Actors' Studio, through the use of ensemble work, will explore the endless facets and various themes of the human condition by producing existing and original collaborative theatre.


St. Louis Fringe

St. Lou Fringe builds community by connecting uncensored, unjuried performing arts with accessible and affordable performances for audiences.


St. Louis Shakespeare

SLS is dedicated to producing Shakespeare's entire canon. SLS additionally presents the works of other classical playwrights and 20th century classics.


Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis produces professional Shakespeare theatre, culminating in a free production in Forest Park, and celebrates both Shakespeare's language and the artists he has inspired.


Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble

SATE creates theatre that tells new and established stories in an unfamiliar way, while especially promoting the work on women in directing, design, writing, stage management, and technical arts.


Stages St. Louis

Stages St. Louis is the region's foremost not-for-profit company committed to preserving and advancing the art form of Musical Theatre through excellence in performance and education.


Stray Dog Theatre

Stray Dog Theatre is committed to unleashing the art of theatre and community service on Saint Louis and the surrounding community.


The Tennessee Williams Festival

The mission of The Tennessee Williams Festival is to enrich the cultural life of St. Louis by producing an annual theater festival and other artistic and educational events that celebrate the art and influence of Tennessee Williams.


Tesseract Theatre Company

The mission of Tesseract Theatre Company is to be an artistic home to an ensemble of Saint Louis talent and to provide conversation with their growing audience through diverse theatre.


That Uppity Theatre Company

Bold, brave, willing to step outside the status quo in order to instigate social change, promote civic dialogue and produce transformative theatrical art of the highest quality for people of all ages.


Theatre Lab

Theatre lab is an actor-driven theatre company that allows for shows and projects to be conceived, produced, performed and directed by actors.


Theatre Nuevo

Theatre Nuevo is a brand new company for brand new works. No seasons, just shows when we have something to say. We are committed to professional work by local artists, and serving our diverse community.


TLT Productions

TLT Productions intends to bring forth a strong message that will stimulate audiences and encourage their communities to be progressive in their thinking.


The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is dedicated to excellence in producing an eclectic range of live theatre.


Upstream Theatre

Upstream Theater is a professional production company dedicated to bringing a world of theater to St. Louis with contemporary work from around the globe and innovative stagings of classics.


West End Players Guild

WEPG is a professional, non-Equity theatre company with deep roots in St. Louis' Central West End and uses flexible staging to present intimate, thought-provoking evenings of theatre.


Young Liars

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