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Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier

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Beautiful smaller theater

Hubby and I saw Peter Pan here. We have no kids, and knew it was kid-oriented, but still wanted to... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Sarah M
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Peter Pan awesome!

Production of Peter Pan was excellent! All of the actors could SING!! Was very impressed as I... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Angie G
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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
+1 312-595-5600
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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

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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!

Thank Angie G
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This is a theater specifically built for Shakespeare’s plays and productions. The words are Shakespeare’s, but the time frame and settings reflect different periods in time.

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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I took my 7 year old son to this theater to see Peter Pan (their production for young audiences) and absolutely LOVED it! We were still humming a song when we left. It’s such a beautiful little theater, not a bad seat in the house....More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 8 July 2018

went to the new theater the yard,it is nice but alittle bit of a walk to get too, i like the old theater better,but the acting was good as always

1  Thank sholix
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Kids will love it, but adults will too. Great tech details and of course, FLYING. Runs 11a, Wednesdays, 11a & 2p, Thursday - Sundays. Kids $22 adults $34. The theater will validate parking to save 30%.

1  Thank Missy G
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

They do a lot with the stages. We really like the new theater that just opened. Avoid sitting high up in the old theater. It is reasonably priced. It is not difficult to park since they have a separate area for theater-goers.

Thank KatySportsGirl
Reviewed 17 June 2018

DO NOT buy tickets for Upper Gallery Row B, section 7, seats 50 +. The seats are uncomfortable, and obstructed view. They do not tell you that they have an obstructed view anywhere when purchasing tickets. We felt like we were literally sitting on top...More

1  Thank Lindym1234
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

The recent production of “Macbeth” was apparently the first Shakespearean production to be performed in the new facility called The Yard. It is a beautiful facility and the show was magnificent! Ushers did seem unsure of how to seat people (especially the predominantly elderly audience...More

1  Thank Swambo118
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Getting to Navy Pier is a pain. We went to see Macbeth with my son, his wife and our 14 year old grandson. The drive to the Pier is a traffic nightmare and the parking is miserable and expensive ($28) although with a validated theatre...More

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Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy
Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of
restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities.
You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the
docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the
captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you
enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you
can also visit other popular attractions there such as
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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.