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Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier

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Classy BOX OFFICE Staff!

We called CST Box Office to inquire about Under35 tickets for Q Brothers Christmas Carol, as a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie R
Lovely intimate theatre

We’ve seen a couple of shows here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves each time. Great location on a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anne B
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Recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, Chicago Shakespeare Theater offers a broad spectrum of theatrical experiences year-round, engaging and entertaining audiences from all walks of life and from around the world.
800 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-5436
Near North Side
+1 312-595-5600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We called CST Box Office to inquire about Under35 tickets for Q Brothers Christmas Carol, as a college student my daughter was disappointed to learn no discounts were being offered for this production. Since the show was highly recommended by friends and coworkers, I splurged...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While reviewers have lauded entertaining music styles incorporated in this production, it is only loosely based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. It is an all male play with some female parts delineated by the donning of a simple wig or apron. Visits by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank amb333
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We’ve seen a couple of shows here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves each time. Great location on a Navy Pier with plenty parking (they keep a section especially for the theatre guests) Plenty of food outlets on a Navy Pier to suit all tastes and budgets....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anne B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw Macbeth here. Great stage, theater, acting and production. The location next to the lake is also amazing.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kaumudi P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We saw Peter Pan here and it was a very cool show. Make sure you use parking for the theatre, it’s a nightmare around Navy Pier otherwise. Plenty to do around the theatre. Make sure you don’t get seats at the corners of the theatre....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tom R
Reviewed 3 November 2018

We are visiting from the east coast where we attend Hudson Valley Shakespeare performance annually. We also have seen wonderful Shakespearean performances in NYC on Broadway and in Washington,DC. This past month we were treated to a spectacular performance at the Navy Pier and have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ffudlikre
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went to see Shakespeare in Love and had an amazing time. Cast was great and fun, theater vintage look and feel. I would definitely go back.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Sabgio5
Reviewed 1 October 2018

There is always something on offer worth seeing! The theatre is intimate and comfortable. The caliber of performances and productions are always world class.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ImusUbique
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Hubby and I saw Peter Pan here. We have no kids, and knew it was kid-oriented, but still wanted to see it. My face hurt when I left from smiling so much! The whole cast sang well, we loved how they did Tink, and the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sarahmO5452KB
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Production of Peter Pan was excellent! All of the actors could SING!! Was very impressed as I hadn’t heard of this place and we went in just to pass the time before our lunch cruise. Excellent and one of the highlights of our weekend!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Angie G
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Vanessa V
4 January 2017|
Response from Chicago_Shakespeare | Property representative |
Hello Vanessa, great question! The Theater has no formal dress code—so wear whatever makes you most comfortable. Some audience members dress up (dresses, heels, etc), but you're just as likely to see people wearing jeans. On... More
Arnold B
1 May 2016|
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Response from Darlene43 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's a limited run show right now. You'll have to check and see if it's extended.