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Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier

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

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kaumudi P
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Excellent Theatrical Experience

We are visiting from the east coast where we attend Hudson Valley Shakespeare performance annually... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New City, New York
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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 3 days ago

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

Thank Kaumudi P
Reviewed 1 week 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Sabgio5
Reviewed October 1, 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.

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Reviewed August 16, 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

Thank sarahmO5452KB
Reviewed August 6, 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 July 30, 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 July 29, 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 C9377MMcatherinec
Reviewed July 8, 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

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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
January 3, 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
May 1, 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.